BlechKLANG returns to Music

After an almost three-month compulsory break due to the Corona Pandemic, the German Brass Band BlechKLANG was able to rehearse together again for the first time on June 23rd, 2020. Under strict hygienic conditions, the band met with musical director Alexander Richter in the courtyard of Saale Valley School in Jena.

It was March 16th, 2020, when the brass music association Carl Zeiss Jena e.V., which is responsible for the Brass Band BlechKLANG, stopped all activities due to the regulations for protection against corona. Since that day, the musicians of the German group could neither rehearse together nor in sections. Although there were many video conferences for general exchange and various "distance banding" projects, the core element of the band, making music together, unfortunately fell by the wayside.

On Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020, this forced break finally came to an end with MD Alexander stating: "It is incredibly fantastic that we can now – after about 3 months – meet here again regularly to pursue our passion: music.” After the successful first rehearsal, all groups within the association are to start rehearsing again in preparation for two park concerts in July.


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