Summer Band Parent Mingle


Please join us on the evening of Thursday, August 1 at 7:00 PM on the back patio (weather permitting) at SIP, Somewhere in Particular Brewing Company, located at 5053 Dierker Rd.

Get to know other band parents before the band camp pickup and the start of the 2019-2020 season.

Hope to see you there!


Last Call for Yard Signs

If you would like a yard sign, please email Liz Mueller with specific name info (as you want it to appear on sign) by August 5.  Send checks for $55 payable to UA Band Boosters to P.O. Box 218291, Columbus, Ohio 43221


Band Camp 2019

Band camp 2019 is nearly here – you can read details on what to expect and pack here.

If your student needs prescription medication, please fill the self-administered medication form.

Monday, July 29
9-9:30 AM – Check-in
9:30 AM – Loading begins
10:00 AM – Departure

July 29- August 3 – Band at Camp Swoneky

Saturday, August 3
11 AM – Performance for parents at Camp Swoneky.

Seating around the performance field is limited so you may want to bring along a chair. The booster group also signs up volunteers at this time, so bring your calendars.  THERE IS NO BUS FROM CAMP TO UA – all students must be picked up.


Bus Chaperones Needed for Band Camp


WE NEED YOU!  Sign up here to be a bus chaperone for Band Camp on Monday, July 29!

Parent volunteers are needed to ride the buses as the band members head down to Camp Swoneky for Band Camp. Chaperones should be at the High School around 8:30 am.  They will ride the bus with the band members to camp, and will return on the empty buses to the high school arriving between 12-1. This is a great way to visit with other parents and see the camp, and you don’t have to ride on the same bus as your child!


Uniform Fittings and Picture Day

July 22-25 are Uniform Fittings Days

The school provides the uniforms, the student is responsible for accessories. All students must sign up for a slot to to be fitted for their marching uniform*.  Adult helpers are needed to mend and hem.  Student volunteers are needed too. Sign up for your time slot here .  Please bring cash or checks for:

  • Gloves  $ 3.00 / Suspenders  $ 5.00 / Spats  $ 9.00
  • Beret  $ 16.00 ***these are only for sousaphone players and possibly Drum Majors***
  • Summer Uniform shirts will also be available for $25.00
  • Plume  $ 15.50

(* Seniors are fitted the first night (Monday), then Juniors (Tuesday), then Sophomores (Wednesday), then Freshmen (Thursday). If you cannot make your class time slot please contact Mr Easton at 614/774-6057. The make-up uniform day will be scheduled sometime after school starts).  Additional information about the uniform and accessories can be found in this document (Uniform Information).

July 26th, Friday, is Picture Day

The students will assemble at the high school for photos in the morning.  Students are asked to be at the school at 8:15, they will put on the uniforms and report to the gym for group photos which will begin at 8:30.  Jim German, a former band parent, is a professional photographer and volunteers his time each year to take group and individual photos.  All families will have the opportunity to purchase photo packages (including buttons), a link to the photos and instructions on how to order will be sent.  There is no obligation to purchase.  Want to help with picture day, click here