Any K-12 public school music program can make a request for mask and bell cover assistance from the Let’s Play Music Fund by clicking the Make a Request button. Requests will be fulfilled from the Let’s Play Music Fund’s budget determined by a needs-based assessment that includes the school’s Title 1 status, % of students on free/reduced lunch, % of minority and verified music program budget restrictions.
Where can I purchase The Instrument Mask™ and bell covers?
The Instrument Mask and bell covers are available for purchase from our partners at Southeastern Performance Apparel and the National Educational Music Co. Individual, group and bulk pricing is available. A portion of your purchase will be donated to Give A Note Foundation in support of music education and the Let’s Play Music Fund.
Where can I purchase the Voice Mask™?
The Voice Mask™ is available for purchase from our partners at Southeastern Performance Apparel. Individual, group and bulk pricing is available. A portion of your purchase will be donated to Give A Note Foundation in support of music education and the Let’s Play Music Fund.
Does The Instrument Mask™ or Voice Mask™ protect from coughing or sneezing?
The Instrument Mask™ or Voice Mask™ is designed to provide added protection when playing brass and woodwind instruments, singing and from regular breathing and conversation. It is recommended to always cover your mouth and nose with the inside of your elbow when a person coughs or sneezes with or without any type of protective mask and to continue to keep at least 6 feet between yourself and others. Masks are not a substitute for social distancing.
Is The Instrument Mask™ or Voice Mask™ approved by the FDA?
The Instrument Mask™ is a non-medical face mask specifically designed as a hands-free mask to help protect brass and woodwind players while playing their instruments. The Voice Mask™ is a non-medical face mask designed to help singers reduce the spread of aerosols when performing. Music-specific performance masks are not FDA approved. We encourage everyone to make the decisions they feel are best for their children during these difficult times.
What protection do bell covers really provide?
Bell covers help contain the spread of aerosols during instrument play. Recent studies show bell covers with a multi-layering material and filtration should be used. MERV 13 filters can be cut to fit and easily inserted in the back opening of the bell cover to provide enhanced protection as recommended by the University of Colorado aerosol study. MERV 13 material is readily available at most home improvement stores.
Are there any resources available to learn more about mask and bell cover safety?
The Coalition of Performing Arts Aerosol Study released a second round of tests by researchers at the University of Colorado and University of Maryland in August 2020. The study is back by more than 50 organizations. Read the Study.
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