Perry Hall High Band Allowed to Travel

The band will play after all.

The Perry Hall Band Boosters announced on Friday that the Perry Hall Marching Gators could not to travel to out-of-state for band competitions.

The Perry High High School Marching Band was not allowed to participate as a result of COVID-19 restrictions implemented by BCPS.

BCPS Board of Education Vice Chair Julie Henn was upset with that decision said she was going to contact BCPS officials about reserving their decision. She also encouraged parents to email the BCPS Board of Education on Saturday.

On Monday, The Perry Hall Band Boosters released a statement that BCPS reserved its decision and the band will be allowed to attend out-of-state competitions.

“Thank you to everyone that emailed the BCPS Board of [Education]. Our trip to compete this weekend has been approved!!!,” said a statement from Perry Hall Band Boosters.

Henn, along with County Councilman David Marks, met with band members on Saturday and she believes the community phone calls and email made the difference in reserving this decision.

“Thank you to everyone for standing up and speaking out for our student musicians – both at Perry Hall and throughout BCPS,” Henn wrote on Monday.