California Trip!

Good Morning Band Families!

Many of you are aware (and have paid the $100 non refundable deposit for the California Band Trip for this coming spring (March 26-30).  This e-mail serves as a “Last Call” for student grades 9-12 who did not get a chance to sign up to attend this trip.  We need to finalize our numbers for plane tickets and hotel tickets to avoid cancellation penalties by Friday, September 29th.
This e-mail also serves as a reminder of the payment schedule:
$100 non-refundable deposit (due last June)
$220 Due 9/1/17
$220 Due 10/1/17
$220 Due 11/1/17
$220 Due 1/1/18
$220 Due 2/1/18
These payments should be made out to Sherwood High School, in the memo section please write students name and California Trip.  Please stay current on your band trip payments as we have airfare, hotel and bus deposits all being paid out currently.
Please watch your inbox for an email from me to verify that I have you down as a Chaperone.  If you are interested in being a chaperone, and you did not receive an e-mail from me, please e-mail me at and I will let you know if we still need more chaperones.  The Chaperones have a separate room block at the hotel where students are staying, and can pay Sherwood Band Boosters for the trip.  Thank you for being willing to help make this a safe and successful trip for our students.
We are working with a travel agent, Jenny Thrasher, Tiara Travels, to take care of our students travel.  She has blocked off 5 rooms in the same hotel as the band.  If you would like to stay in the same hotel, please follow this link, you can view it HERE and Jenny will get you set up for the trip. She can assist with other accommodations that will align with the students as well.
Exciting plans are being made!  More detailed information to come shortly.
Lennae Bishop
Band Booster President
Here is the original e-mail we sent out last year for more information:

Dear Band Parents & Students Grades 8-11,

The Sherwood HS Band Program will be taking a trip to Southern California on March 26-30, 2018. During this trip we plan to: spend a couple of days in Disneyland & California Adventure Parks, participate in a cinematic studio recording experience with a professional Disney musician/composer (who will then place our recording to animation), perform on one of the main stages in the Disneyland Park, and observe the L.A. Philharmonic.

The Total Cost is $1200.  This cost will include: Airfare, Charter Bus, Hotel, park and activity admissions, breakfast everyday and one other meal each day.  Your student will be responsible for bringing money for souvenirs, and food /snacks for at least one meal a day.

Payment Due Dates:

  • June 1 – $100 (Non-Refundable – Hotel Deposit)
  • September 1 – $220
  • October 1 – $220
  • November 1 – $220
  • January 1 – $220
  • February 1 – $220

Please follow this payment process carefully:

  • Turn in payment to lockbox inside band room.
  • Make checks payable to Sherwood High School (NOT the band boosters).
  • In Memo section, write Student Name – California Trip