2022 Band Camp


I hope that your summer is treating you well. I am writing this email to remind you that we have band camp coming up on July 25th. Camp will run 8am-6pm from July 25th-30th and 1pm-9pm August 1st-5th. There will be a parent performance on August 5th at 6pm on the soccer field.

Band registration day will be on July 30th starting at 8am. There will be assigned times based on grade level, starting with seniors. Parents please plan on attending this registration day for paperwork and financial purposes. Students will be fitted for uniforms. The first part of the band fee will also be paid on this day ($150) as well as purchasing shoes and gloves for the upcoming marching season. The first payment for our spring trip to Anaheim CA will also be due. This is an optional trip and the first payment is only $30 to see who is interested.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me via email, gabriel.velasco@aps.edu. There is an up to date performance calendar attached to this email and an electronic version on the band booster website: cibolabandboosters.org.


We do need volunteers for snacks and water during camp. Please sign up here (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a4cafae2aa2fc1-cibola) or email either me or Jodi Campbell (lauraangelbaby@gmail.com). Thank you.

Things to bring to camp

  • Instrument

  • Mouthpiece

  • Maintenance Supplies (Valve oil, cork grease, slide grease, etc….)

  • 3 Ring binder – ½ inch

  • Pencil(s)

  • Dot Book – spiral bound 3x5 index cards work great.

  • Water Bottle – ½ gallon or larger

  • Hat – we will spend a lot of time outside

  • Sunscreen – again….we’ll be outside

  • Athletic clothing – something that is easy to move in. No Jeans

  • Tennis Shoes – Shoes that are designed for exercise. Preferably no skate shoes or slip ons.

  • Lunch / Dinner – Please bring a meal with you. Snacks will be provided at various times throughout the day. Going off campus for lunch will not be allowed. So please plan accordingly.


The Golden Regiment Marching Band is a student centered school ensemble that teachers self-discipline, respect, dedication, and commitment to excellence. This is only possible by putting the best staff, music, drill, and choreography in front of your students. Allowing for them to learn, practice, and perfect a field show that will then be performed in front of football crows and at marching band competitions. All of this being said, the experience is costly. Although the course fee does cover a good portion of the budget, it does not cover it all. For this, fundraising will occur to make up the difference. Please consider volunteering and getting involved with the program as parents! In my experience, I have seen parents make close friendships through their child’s participation in a band program. Be on the lookout for a fundraiser email from the boosters in the next few weeks.


Please see 2nd document for complete list of dates.


25-29 Band Camp Week 1: 8:00am-6:00pm

30 Band Registration Day and Uniform Fitting: 8:00am-12:00pm

9:00am – Jr./Sr. Girls

9:30am – Jr./Sr. Boys

10:00am – Sophomore Girls

10:30am – Sophomore Boys

11:00am – Freshman Girls

11:30am – Freshman Boys


1-5 Band Camp Week 2: 1:00pm-9:00pm

5 End of Camp Parent Performance – 6:00pm

10 First Day of School: 0 hour begins at 6:30am.

Gabriel R. Velasco


Director of Bands and Orchestras

Cibola High School

22-23 Pre Band Camp Letter.pdf
22-23 Important Dates.pdf