Raines High School Band will not play at historic football game Saturday, Board Chairman of Band Boosters says

Entire Raines band is quarantining

The Raines High School Band will not be playing at the historic football game Saturday. That’s according to Don Solomon, Board Chairman of the Raines Band Boosters, who said the band director confirmed the news. Solomon said the entire band is in quarantine because of COVID-19, per the band director.

The Raines-Ribault rivalry is one of the biggest football games of the season. The historic Northwest Classic game is taking place Saturday at 2 p.m. at Raines High School. Football players at Raines said it’s a bummer because they rely on the band for a boost of extra energy.

Akiima Henry said her daughter, who’s in the Raines band, was told to quarantine by the Florida Department of Health this week. Henry said she received a letter from the FDOH that said her daughter may have been exposed at school. Henry said her daughter’s friend, who’s also in the band, was told to quarantine as well.

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Right now, the Duval County Public Schools COVID-19 dashboard shows three students and one staff member at Raines have tested positive for COVID-19. DCPS couldn’t disclose if any of the positive cases are connected to the band