2022 Band Camp

·BAND CAMP IS A GO! – I know there was a lot of concern and questions about whether the season would be a thing, since everything was left on such a cliff hanger. It’s going to happen!

o   Band camp is scheduled to start on Monday with Leadership for the first two days, Rookie Day being on Wednesday, and the first full band day being on Thursday!

o   I need to coordinate times and specifics on the schedule, but you will get it as soon as I have it.

·We are in a desperate need of volunteers! We are in crunch time – I need warm bodies who can pull some weight and help out. Please, please, please, reach out to me ASAP (my email is helen.jones@aps.edu) if you have the background checks and clearances already, OR if you are willing to get that done to volunteer at any point this year. The sooner the better!

·You will be getting a packing list of everything you need for band camp no later than Friday afternoon. Please read over this list very carefully – you don’t have a lot of time to make preparations.

·I am working with the Band Boosters President (Mr. Steve Pearson) on trying to organize a band booster meeting on Saturday morning at 10:00. Following this meeting, we want to have a FULL BAND MEETING at 11:00 – to answer any questions you have, get to know me since I’m the new face, and so we can talk about some much-needed information.


Please let me know if you do not think you could make it to a meeting Saturday at 11:00! I know we’re running the clock down, and this is last minute – I get it, and if you have a complication getting here with such short notice, it’s not going to be held against you. If you are able to make it, come. It’s a chance for us all to connect, and it’s a huge necessity we touch base and get things sorted.


I have heard the best of things about this program and the current students, and I can’t wait to meet you all and get going. We have a lot of work to do, and I’m ready to get started. I hope to see you all on Saturday (again – let me know if there is a complication with you being there, and I will get you that information in a written context, and parents, if you leave a number in your email, I’ll call to touch base), and if not, at camp.

Let’s have a great season, and a better school year. 


Madison Jones


Director of Bands and Orchestras

Cibola High School


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


              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