Honors Choir Festival

Covid-19 Protocol & Guidelines

Honors Choir Festival COVID—19 Response Plan 

Healthy Hygiene Practices:

  • All singers, staff and volunteers must wear a face mask at all times while indoors regardless of vaccination status.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available when singers enter the building and throughout the venue.
  • All indoor activity spaces will be well ventilated and have a HEPA air filtration system in operation.
  • Physical distancing will be implemented with singers being seated 3 feet apart.
  • Lunch will not be provided due to health and safety concerns. Singers must provide their own lunch.
  • Only singers, staff, and approved volunteers will be allowed into rehearsal locations. 

Procedures at check-in for signs and symptoms of illness:

  • All singers will have their temperature checked and be asked Covid screening questions prior to entering the building.
  • If any singer displays symptoms while they are within the building, they will be sent to an isolation room and guardian will be called to pick them up. If singer shows any sign or symptom of illness prior to arrival, we ask that they please STAY HOME.

Physical-Distancing During Rehearsal and Performance:

This season, the JCC has downsized registration by 50% to facilitate optimum physical-distancing. This includes increased spacing, smaller groups, limited interaction, and staggered scheduling. Rehearsal locations were chosen for their quality ventilation systems and large rooms where singers can maintain a distance of at least 3 feet apart.

Masks will also be required for the entirety of the rehearsal and performance.

The instructional model we are following comes from the American Choral Directors Association COVID-19 Response Committee and can be viewed in detail at www.acda.org.

“Music plays a major role in the full development of a child. Not only does it enrich lives, it also serves as a pathway for students to express themselves and explore new ways to communicate with others. For 20 years, kudos to the JCC for molding the lives of young artists, and I look forward to the next 20 years.”

Tim Cost, President, Jacksonville University

“Through music and your leadership, these children learn to perform in different languages while experiencing the diversity of an array of world cultures. The understanding they gain will serve them well as they enter adulthood.”

R. Randall Onstead, former President/CEO of Winn-Dixie

“It is gratifying the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus program covers so much of what is not available to children in the Duval Public Schools. The children who have an opportunity to participate in your Chorus are very fortunate to have this outstanding musical training available to them. The entire community benefits from your talent and that of the children.”

Dr. Frances B. Kinne , Former Chancellor Emeritus and Past President, Jacksonville University

“JCC truly embodies some of the best qualities of team sports: camaraderie, discipline, patience, persistence, and positive mentoring.”

Wali Gomes, JCC Parent

“Music is such a valuable part of life. The way it enriches one’s life and encourages creativity, I do not believe anything else can do as much. We in Jacksonville are certainly blessed to have the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus.”

Scott C. Snyder, President, Compass Consulting Group