New Mexico music educators push state leaders to allow in-person band

“Music is a huge part of their life and they miss it so much,” said Gunderson. “We have special masks that the kids can play based off of the opening, based off how they hold the instrument in their mouth. We can do it after school. They can be six, seven feet apart,” she said.

“Our kids want to be back too, and we have proof that it can be done safely,” said Gunderson.