Please complete this waiver and have your child bring to Band Camp on their first day of camp (Monday or Tuesday). This form is required in order to participate. Thank you!
Please read the most recent Band Camp Letter updated after speaking with the administration today. During band camp, every section will be separated throughout the day and there will be no combining everybody into a full band at the same time. Because of these changes, the start time for Tuesday–Friday has been pushed to 1pm. Here is the Final Schedule
We are so excited to get the band season started next week with Band Camp! As promised, it will be different this year, and we need your help to make this happen! Since it is a different year and things can change rapidly and/or last minute, Mr. Fessler will be sending updates on “Remind.” If you’ve never used this before, go to remind.com (or download the app,) and enter your phone number or email to register. When it asks for “class code”, enter: uambp2. We are hoping this will help with up-to-the-minute communication with students and parents.
We are looking for parents to sign up to help with check in and sanitation during the week. Safety is always first and if you are going to help, we need you to get a background check to assist with any band activities this year! If you did the background check last school year (for example, if you drove for the Blitz,) you are good to go, but if you did not, you will need to stop by the high school office with your Driver’s License or ID to get your background check. Once you have it, you are good to go for the season. Please call to let the staff know you are on your way!
1650 Ridgeview Road
Upper Arlington, Ohio 43221
Phone: (614) 487-5200
As a reminder, on Monday, the band Camp is for the leaders and 1st year marchers only. Each day, we will be taking temperatures of the kids. The start time is 9 am, so we are asking volunteers to be there by 8:45.
On Tuesday, we will need to distribute the instrument PPE and check in all UAMB members, so we are asking for more volunteers that day. Camp starts at noon, so be there ready to go at 11:45.
Parents will not be permitted in the band room or school, so be prepared with sunscreen, water, maybe a chair to sit in (socially distanced, of course). During breaks, the volunteers will be working to sanitize common areas!
Please make sure your student has plenty of water also as the boosters are not permitted to supply water at this time! Students should also make sure to apply sunscreen as marching with a burn the next day is no fun! Here is the CAMP SCHEDULE the kids will follow.
Lastly, as was indicated on the registration form, the $125 fee per student is due this week. Students can bring a check (made out to Upper Arlington Band Boosters) to band camp. If you can put your student’s name on the memo line, that would be so helpful.
We are looking forward to a great year! Go UAMB!!
The sign up genius is below for help next week!
As always, stay up to date with band happenings at www.uaband.org
We are adjusting the band camp schedule as we await the arrival of instrument covers, which will serve to add an extra layer of protection for the students. You can read more about this in the following article:
Delays to the schedule are also to help accommodate for additional PPE and guidance for added student safety.
Here is the new schedule:
There will be no pre-camp week next week. Leaders will still have Leadership training on Thursday, July 30.
The week of August 3 will consist of the following: Monday, August 3 – First year marchers and Leaders only
Tuesday through Friday – Everybody attends with the same initial schedule posted last week.
Mr. Fessler will be following up with a letter as soon as possible. We thank you for your flexibility and patience.
We understand how difficult this time is for everybody and we want you to know we are doing the best we can to ensure the safety of your students and everybody involved. Our goal is to provide the best experience we can despite the current circumstances.
Please fill the 2020-2021 Band Registration by Friday, July 24th.
Here is the Band Camp Info as we know it at this time. Please read carefully for all the new procedures to be followed.
Here is the most likely preliminary schedule, but it is subject to change.