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Deerfield school music classes move through pandemic

Band Director Ryan Petersen said April 19 was the first time since schools closed due to COVID-19 in March 2020 that students were able to play together, in-person

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(From left) Lillyanne Beam, Neveah Schears and Ava Berge play scales on their trumpets during an outdoor band lesson with band teacher Ryan Petersen on April 19.  This was the first day that Deerfield students were able to play their instruments together in band classes since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

For the first time in more than a year, Deerfield band students are playing together in-person.

On a blustery, 40-degree day late last month, sixth-grade trumpet players gathered with a COVID-era catch – class was outside, where there’s less chance of passing a virus.

Neveah Schears plays the trumpet during an outdoor band lesson on Monday, April 19. This was the first day that Deerfield Elementary School st…

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Deerfield High School band students play their instruments last month during an outdoor rehearsal. 

Max Helminiak plays the trumpet during an outdoor band lesson on Monday, April 19. This was the first day that Deerfield Elementary School stu…

Deerfield band teacher Ryan Petersen fixes a trumpet during an outdoor band lesson with sixth-grade trumpet players on April 19. This was the …