2020 Holiday Programs Canceled
For two decades, the Phillips Music Guild has presented several programs each December, including Jingle Bones, Saxy Santas, and Tinsel Trumpets. These events present an opportunity for instrumentalists of all ages to network, enjoy seasonal music, and learn from eminent conductors and advanced players. The format for these programs has been an intense rehearsal followed by a public performance later the same day.
We have been watching the COVID-19 developments closely, and have decided in conjunction with the Arts Council of Indianapolis, that events of this nature cannot be presented with the level of safety both organizations require. We have made the decision to not present these programs in 2020.
We have considered several other alternatives such as virtual concerts and concluded such formats do not align with our organization mission. Therefore we will not produce any events in the 2020 holiday season. We hope to find the COVID-19 threat level greatly reduced in 2021 and look forward to resuming these events.