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Young Tradition Vermont cancellations, verified on 3/15/20 by the Board of Directors. Disappointment is certainly at play, for everyone. The COVID-19 situation is the major variable. We aren’t canceling these activities without careful consideration of the risks (personal and organizational). If you are involved with any of these specific cancellations, you can expect additional detail, and feel free to ask for details.
With some exceptions, we are focusing on making cancellation decisions no more than 30 days in advance, in the hopes that a 30-day window gives us the chance to assess the situation on an ongoing basis vs. cancelling all scheduled activities. It also allows us time to possibly create on-line/streaming options.
The following events and projects are cancelled, effective today:
Even though they are slightly beyond the 30-day reach, these 2 projects/events are also canceled effective today:
Yasi Zeichner (President of the Board) and I will work on doing the 4/5 Board of Directors meeting remotely or reschedule it beyond the 30-day window.
As of now, all other events into mid-summer will remain as scheduled, to be re-assessed on or before the 30-day marker or based on other variables, as listed here:
It takes a lot of ‘knot-tying’ to arrange the things YTV does…. hundreds and hundreds of big and small decisions and actions, phone calls and e-mails, involving dozens and dozens of people and organizations. Untangling/untying those knots is just as much work as tying them together in the first place, probably even more so because we’re not as experienced at reversing direction. Its a lot less growth-oriented, a lot less exciting, potentially more costly – for us, for the people and organizations we work with and support and partner with, and for the people we help support – artists, educators, partner organizations, businesses, funders.
This is an initial cancellation message for hundreds of people and organizations we feel should know. We are also sending this general announcement via mail chimp, web site, social media, e-mail, phone calls as needed. The Youth Commission and Touring Group will be contact priorities because of the short timing for events at Elley Long Music Center on 4/4.