August 15, 2006
I hope this letter finds you
coming off a fantastic summer and eager to begin the school
year. This year the band will be making two out of state trips,
first being to Indianapolis for the Bands of America Regional on
The marching band fee of $80 is
what will pay for your student’s trip to Indianapolis. The fee
will not, however, cover snacks on the bus trip out and back as
well as a few meals. The boosters are trying to cover as many
meals as possible, but the students will be responsible for
paying for a couple meals with a final number to be known closer
to the event.
The other trip the High School
Concert Band Program will be taking is to perform in Chicago
Ill. from May 3-6 of 2007. This letter is being sent to alert
you to the cost that is required from the student.
Total payment per student is
currently estimated at $400. We are strongly encouraging that
families set up payment for this in the following manner: Make a
payment of $100 on the 29th of September, $100 on the 26th of
October, $100 on the 23rd of February and $100 on the 30th of
This plan was created so you
wouldn’t have to worry about any payments on or around the
Christmas season and to break up payment over a few months. If
this payment plan will not work for you, please contact Mr.
Hansen or Mr. Spayde to set up an alternative plan.
You student has a couple of fund
raising opportunities to help defray costs. They can take part
in the trash bag sale and/or the magazine sale and the money they
make will go into their own account to pay for trips.
Ken Hansen, OHS Band
Kirby Spayde, OHS Assistant Director