Chamber Music In the Mountains
at Echo Glen
CMIM 2021 has been CANCELED
To the students, parents, coaches, and staff of Chamber Music in the Mountains,
I really regret having to say this, but we are going to have to cancel this year’s (next week’s) CMIM.
The reasons are as follows:
The Covid infection number in Pima County is up by 146 in just yesterday. I have consulted two people in the health field in Pima County this afternoon and they both have strong reservations about the risk of going ahead with camp. One of them is our nurse for camp and she is worried about liability issues even if we take all the precautions we can to prevent an outbreak. (Our good governor has decreed that we cannot require inoculations)
A member of our Junior Strings board is also concerned. One of the considerations that hadn’t occurred to me was that if we have even one or two covid cases that happen at camp, then the whole camp would have to be quarantined for one or two weeks, and SCHOOL STARTS FOR MOST DISTRICTS RIGHT AFTER CAMP! We wouldn’t want to have any of our students have trouble getting started for the year by being quarantined right off the bat.
Plus – I have come down with a bad cough. I got tested for covid yesterday and the result was a negative, but I’m still coughing rather strongly. It may be just be a sinus infection, but we don’t know what. I would be working with almost every kid in camp during the week, and I don’t want to spread anything around.
My wife and I both feel that we don’t want to put anybody’s kids “at risk”. SO—we need to call off CMIM for this year. I will tell, you, there is no one any more disappointed than I. It has been our observation that CMIM does more good for each student participating than a whole year of other kind of musical training. AND - I love to play chamber music. This is my time to get in there and practice and perform with other professionals. I am really going to miss that this next week.
Sorry! (for all of us)
Dennis Bourret, Director, Chamber Music in the Mountains, Tucson Junior Strings
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Dennis Bourret, musical director
Southern Pines Baptist Camp
Organization Ridge Road on Mount Lemmon AZ
CAMP is open to qualified high school and college-aged string players
Must be 14 or older to participate
Dennis Bourret, Director
6426 East Eli Drive
Tucson, AZ 85710-8741
Telephone (520) 465-1334
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