Final Disney Reminders

The Boosters have taken the following precautions for the safety of the students traveling to Orlando:

  • Prior to boarding the bus on Thursday, all students will have their temperature taken by the nurse that will be  accompanying us.  If a student has a fever, they will not be permitted to board the bus.
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided and its use mandatory for all upon entering and exiting the busses.
  • Students will be encouraged to wash hands (20 second minimum) at every opportunity (ie meals, restroom breaks, etc)
  • Chaperones will be provided with first aid kits and instructions for how to seek help for any student that exhibits flu like symptoms.
  • Follow and abide by recommendations outlined by the CDC and Disney World

Wednesday/ Thursday reminders:

Wednesday, March 11- 7:00 am Bring hat boxes with suspenders, spats, hat, plume, gloves, and black socks.

Thursday, March 12- 7:00 am Luggage drop off.

Mr Fessler will have students excused from afternoon classes for a noon bus departure.

*If your student has food allergies, please pack snacks for them. While food allergies will be taken into consideration, we cannot guarantee the selection at the stops along the way.

 Sunday/ Monday Itinerary recap:

  • 6:45-7:30 am – Morning time slot for student pick up at the hotel. If your student is not returning on the bus to Columbus, an authorized adult must meet a district staff member at the Buena Vista Suites, 8203 World Center Drive, Orlando, Florida 32821 407-239-8588.  Students will place their luggage in a designated area for the early release students, check out with a district staff member and their parent, then head to breakfast.
  • 9:00 am – Students spend the day at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • 9:15-9:45 pm – Evening time slot for student pick up at the buses. To find the buses as you exit the park, pass by the Skyliner and Disney Transportation buses. Motor coach parking starts around stop #60. Students need to check out with a district staff member and their parent.
  • 9:45 pm – The buses depart for home.
  • MONDAY, MARCH 16 – 4:30 pm approximate arrival at Upper Arlington High School.

Visit the Disney Trip Info page  for extra details such as current itinerary, packing lists, etc.


Times for Winter Concert and District Competition

Two important performances are coming up in early March. Here are the timelines as far as we know:

1) Winter Concert on Wednesday, March 4th – Concert and Symphonic Bands,  Jazz ensemble, and Percussion ensemble

Students report at 6:30 pm

Concert starts at 7:30 pm

If you need a reminder about proper concert attire, please look under the  RESOURCES tab above.


2) District Competition on Friday, March 6th – Symphonic Band Only

Arrive at high school at 5:45 pm

Depart UAHS at 6:00 pm (NEW TIME)

Performance at District Competition at 9:15 pm (NEW TIME)

Estimated arrival back at UAHS around 12:30 am

Location: Shelby High School

Parents are encouraged to come and provide the kids with an audience to cheer them on.


Code of Conduct Forms and Selfies due ASAP

Students, if you are going to Disney, we need your help ASAP with two things:

1) If you have not done so already, please return your code of conduct form to Mr. Fessler.

2) Please send a selfie with your name to your assigned chaperone and save their number in your phone.

A list of chaperones and their numbers follows:

Wanda Berk (614) 746-7341

Christine Foulke (614) 832-6221

Kate Ozello (614) 697-7612

Becky Varda (614) 352-8523

David Varda (614) 569-9558

Kim Brown (614) 668-7018

Jill Dutton (614) 562-1864



For FastPass+ Information and other Disney trip updates remember to check frequently the Disney Trip Info tab on the right hand side.


January Booster Meeting Cancelled

The January 14th Booster Meeting has been cancelled.

The next booster meeting will be the mandatory February 11th meeting at 7 PM at the Hastings Auditorium.

Please remember to RSVP if you plan to attend the Bandquet on January 23rd.

Also, the Pep Band performance at a Boy Basketball Game has been moved from the 17th to the 21st of January, so please update your calendars.