Dear Band Families,
Because organizing for Band Camp takes place during the summer, we need to collect current information for every 2022-23 SLOHS Band member by the end of June 2022 for planning purposes and so we can contact students and parents with important information. This information is only for internal purposes and will not be shared publicly.
Every band student currently registered for a SLOHS 2022-23 Marching Band or Color Guard class, or is planning to register, MUST fill out this form, even if you are not attending sleep-away band camp. Jazz Band-only students do not fill out this form.
Band Camp is an essential part of Fall Marching Season, and one of the favorite events of the year. Students and parents can SUBSCRIBE HERE to our MailChimp email list to stay informed on all band camp announcements.
For academic/curriculum/instrument questions and/or scheduling issues, email SLOHS Band Director Sharon Jeskey at firstname.lastname@example.org. For all other questions (band camp, volunteering, fundraising, etc.), contact SLOIMBA at email@example.com.
We do not receive any funding from the district to pay for band camp and most of the travel expenses and events/competitions that the band typically participates in during the school year. These essential learning and bonding experiences are made possible by the financial support of the SLO Instrumental Music Boosters Association (SLOIMBA). While SLOIMBA organizes multiple fundraisers throughout the year, donations from band families typically form the majority of the funds raised.
In previous typical years, SLOIMBA has spent around $600 per student. If you did not participate in the recent Band Camp fundraiser, and are financially able to donate, please donate now to help fund Band Camp and Fall Marching Activities. We recommend a minimum of $166, which is the cost of sleep-away Band Camp for one student.
Why Band Camp Matters
SLOHS Band Camp is an essential part of Fall Marching Season. SLOHS Band students (includes Color Guard) learn or refresh marching skills, practice their instruments, bond with their section and other band members in fun team-building activities, participate in SLOHS Band traditions such as the Senior Candlelight Ceremony, and much more. Band members consistently rate Band Camp as their favorite and most memorable event of the year, with sleep-away Band Camp being the most important component.