Disneyland 2018

From 10-10-17

Good evening Band families,

Thank you for your patience in my efforts to communicate with you!  I have had several technical difficulties.  If you are receiving this e-mail, and do not wish to be on this e-mail list for band students attending the California Spring Break Trip, please respond and I will take you off the list.  Alternately, if you know of someone who is not on this e-mail list that should be included, please let me know that as well.
For now, I want to thank you for keeping current on your trip payments.  It is imperative for you to do so as all of the major reservations are being paid for in the next 6 weeks and we need enough money to cover the costs.  Currently you should have $540 paid with the next payments of $220 due November 1January 1 and February 1.
If you are trying to align your schedules with the band students, you may contact our Travel Agent, Jenny Thrasher.   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.
We are staying at the Desert Palms Hotel and Suites.  When we arrive on Monday, we will be enjoying a character dining at a Disney.  The students will be able to shop around at downtown Disney Restaurant that evening.  We will be at Disneyland and/or California Adventure on Tuesday and Wednesday – so a park hopper pass would be ideal if you want to be able to follow your band students.  On Tuesday the bands are scheduled to have a recording session at Disneyland and the Bands will be performing on a big stage in Disneyland or California Adventure on WEDNESDAY.  We do not have the final schedule with time and location (which stage at which park) until later.  As soon as Disney schedules it, I will pass the information on to you.
On Thursday, we will be touring the Disney Concert Hall and watching the L.A. Philharmonic perform.  We are still working out the smaller details for that day, so stay tuned for future e-mails with a more detailed itinerary.
On Friday, we will be leaving California in the afternoon,  we will be stopping at the Packing District which will be quite the food experience check it out here: http://anaheimpackingdistrict.com/visitor-information.
I will continue to fill you in on details and events as we get them finalized.  I will also be sending out paperwork, with a medical and travel release for your students, realistically it will happen after the beginning of November (I need to get through marching band season!)  I will send more information out to the chaperones in a separate e-mail this week.
Have a great week!  Stay tuned for more fun!
Lennae Bishop
Band Booster President


From May 2017

PDF Version of Trip Letter & Payment Cycle

Dear Band Parents & Students Grades 8-11,

The Sherwood HS Band Program will be taking a trip to Southern California the dates of 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 musician/composer, perform on one of the main stages in the Disneyland Park, and observe the L.A. Philharmonic.

The Total Cost is $1200.  Payment Due Dates:

  • June 1 – $100 (Non-Reundable – 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

Checks sent in over the summer can be mailed to:

Sherwood High School Band Boosters

21370 SW Langer Farms Parkway, Suite 142 #256
Sherwood, OR 97140

This is an optional trip and is open to all band students (Bowmen, Concert, Wind Ensemble). Our performances will most likely be a combined ensemble setting (like graduation band). Other details will be announced later.

If you have an interest in being a chaperone, please contact our booster president at president.sherwoodbands@gmail.com.


Brant Stai
Sherwood High School Band Director

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