2023 GHHS MARCHING BAND
Band Camp Information, Forms, and Details
Cost, Payment, and Forms
Preparing for Band Camp
Band Camp Rules
Band Camp Packing List
Instrument Transportation Policy
INTRODUCTION AND CONTACT INFORMATION
Welcome to the 2023 edition of the Pride of the Bobcats, the GHHS Marching Band - Pre-Camp Rehearsals begin July 17!!
Band Camp 2023 will be at Otterbein University, from July 23-28, 2023. This is a "sleepaway" camp with students housed in dorms, eating in the dining hall, and rehearsing on campus in classrooms and on the athletic field. Returning students already know that Band Camp is an invaluable way for the students to bond, learn from each other, and have a lot of fun while also preparing for the long and fast-paced football season. For incoming GHHS students and first-time Band members, it’s also a great way to form new friendships with your peers and upperclass students before the school year starts. Please contact Mrs. Olis directly to discuss any unavoidable scheduling conflicts or other concerns related to your student’s attendance at Band Camp.
Full details about the schedule are available by clicking here. We hope that EVERYTHING ELSE YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BAND CAMP appears here or in the other linked pages and documents. However, if you have any questions or concerns that aren’t addressed, please contact any of the following:
Jennifer Olis, GHHS Director of Bands, or
The Grandview Heights Band Parents Association
COST, PAYMENT, AND FORMS
Each year, the total cost for Band Camp is well over $300 per student. The Band Parents Association works year-round to raise funds to help subsidize this cost.
This year’s cost to families is $275 per student, $250 for an additional student from the same family, with a $550 cap for families with three students or more.
Confidential financial assistance is available if needed, please contact Mrs. Olis or Mr. Belk for details. The Band Parents Association is 100% committed to ensuring that all students may participate in Band Camp, regardless of their financial situation.
Here’s how to register your student for camp and submit payment:
If you need to pay by check or arrange a payment plan, please email us at GrandviewHeightsBPA@gmail.com. For confidential financial assistance please contact Mrs. Olis or Mr. Belk.
Chaperoning overnight at Band Camp this year? Click here for all the info you need. And THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR VOLUNTEERING!
It takes quite a few adult family members and LOTS of volunteer hours to make Band Camp a success each year. Volunteers will assist with check-in, luggage searches, and luggage and instrument loading on Sunday, July 23. Volunteers will also assist with unloading instruments and luggage when the students return on Friday, July 28, and drive the equipment truck to and from Band Camp at the beginning and end of the week. And finally, we will need adult volunteers to spend the night in the dorms with the students during each night of Band Camp, as floor chaperones. Please note that you can be a Dad/Stepdad/Male Guardian of a Band Daughter or a Mom/Stepmom/Female Guardian of a Band Son and still help us out with that. You don't need to be assigned to the same floor as your student.
Click here for the signupgenius link. Please consider signing up for one or more volunteer slots ASAP!
All adult volunteers must have a current background check on file with the District. If you are even considering volunteering at Band Camp (and we really hope that you are!), please click here to check your status and initiate your background check process if necessary.
SPECIAL NOTE FOR PARENTS OF RISING SENIORS: GHHS Marching Band seniors traditionally are permitted to stay up past curfew on the last night of camp (Thursday, July 27 this year). They spend time with the directors and are also allowed to socialize and bond together as a class. At least one senior parent will be needed as an additional chaperone for this night, to supervise the students and ensure they stay safely in the dorm after the directors retire for the evening.
Each room at Band Camp houses two students. Please ask your student to consult with friends before submitting their roommate requests. Students who each designate each other as their first choice will be paired together. Otherwise, the directors and Band Camp organizers will do their best to match people based on their second and third choices. All roommate assignments are final once made.
A nurse will be on site with the students throughout the camp week and will administer authorized medications and provide first aid as needed. Emergency medical care, if necessary, will be provided at a local hospital. Other than OTC pain relief and antacids, which will be supplied by the nurse as needed, all other medications (both OTC and prescription) must be provided to the nurse during check in, along with a completed medication form. District policy provides that students may not hold or dispense their own medications while at Band Camp.
PREPARING FOR band CAMP
Please take the time to review the Band Camp Rules with your student to ensure that you both understand the behavior expectations while at Band Camp. We have also provided a suggested Band Camp Packing List to help you and your student prepare for their week away. Please also remember that any medications your student will bring with them require a completed copy of this Medication Form, signed by you and by their doctor, and submitted to the Camp Nurse during Band Camp check-in.