Dear Band Families,
Because organizing for Band Camp takes place during the summer, we need to collect current information for EVERY 2020-21 SLOHS Band member for planning purposes and so we can contact students and parents with important Band Camp information. This information is only for internal purposes and will not be shared publicly.
All Band members are expected to attend Band Camp at SLOHS. Band Camp is essential for the newly-assembled band members (including Color Guard) to work with music coaches, learn marching techniques, and bond closely as a team before school starts. Band members look forward to it all year and we often hear from Band members how much they love Band Camp and how important it is.
PLEASE FILL OUT THE FORM EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO ATTEND BAND CAMP. If you do not fill out the form, we have no way of contacting you over the summer about important SLOHS Band info unrelated to Band Camp. Also, information such as T shirt size and instrument is important in order to order Travel Uniforms and to organize instrument sections. Also please note that camps will only be allowed to take place if they can include all measures necessary to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 and ensure student safety.
Please fill out and submit the form no later than June 5, 2020
Before each school year, we kick off the marching season with Band Camp. Color Guard and band members will work with music coaches, learn marching techniques, and bond closely as a team. For the 2020-2021 school year Band Camp dates are:
August 6: All Day Band Camp at SLOHS for freshmen and new students
August 7-10: All Day Band Camp at SLOHS for all band members
SLOIMBA needs to be able to communicate with all band members and families over the summer in order to make sure you have the necessary information and updates for 2020 Band Camp.
We do not receive any funding from the district to pay for Band Camp or most of the events/competitions and travel expenses. 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. It costs around $600 to support one band student for the entire year, including $200 for Band Camp. We encourage all band families to donate $200 at this time if you are able. It will be put towards the next event we are able to participate in.