Hollywood Friends and Family Trip Announced

We have had several families reach out and ask about a Friends and Family Trip to Hollywood.  Here is a ROUGH itinerary and still finalizing pricing.  You will get to do some things with the band but at other times you will be on your own experiencing Los Angeles.  I will update this post as soon as we finalize pricing.

Lowndes High School F&F – Hollywood Christmas Parade – 2020 – Itinerary 01

Volunteer to Chaperone 2020 California trip

The Georgia Bridgemen will be traveling to California to participate in the Hollywood Christmas Parade in November 2020. If you would like to volunteer to be considered as a chaperone for this trip, click the link below. Completing the form shows your interest in being considered to chaperone the California trip. Firm commitments and payments for adults will be completed at a later date.
Questions can be emailed to:
Director Jon Bowman
jonbowman@lowndes.k12.ga.us
or Head Chaperone Suzanne Tanner
gabridgemenchaperones@gmail.com

Click here to Volunteer to Chaperone

 

GoFi Fundraising App

We are excited to announce our newest fundraiser Gofi. Gofi is just like a physical discount card ,but it’s digital and offers a ton of options. Gofi is a discount app, you have to start at this link http://gofiapp.com/bridgemen Click “Buy Now” and purchase your activation code. You can view a complete list of the businesses and their offers here. Don’t forget to put a student’s name in the “Supporting” field. This way the student you are supporting will earn money toward their trip.
Thank you for your support,
Mr. Bowman
The following videos will walk you through the process.

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How to install app.mp4
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GB – How To Purchase.mp4
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Trip Raffle Fundraiser Kickoff

The Lowndes High Band will be raffling off two awesome trips this spring to help our students raise money for their trip to Hollywood next Thanksgiving.  Raffle tickets are $10/ticket and you will have the chance to win one of the following trips sponsored by our incredible friends at Group Travel Network.  For every ticket sold, the student will have $10 put into their student account.  Tickets are available from Mr. Bowman and will also be available from the middle school directors as well.

TRIP #1 – A 4 Day, 3 Night Trip for Two to New York City
Included
1 Room in Times Square Hotel
2 Broadway Show Tickets
Dinner for 2 at Ellen’s Stardust Diner
2 Tickets to the Top of the Rock Observation Deck
2 Tickets to Ripley’s Believe it or Not!

TRIP #2 – A 4 Day, 3 Night Trip for Two to Orlando, FL
1 Room at an Orlando area Hotel
Two day admission for two people to Universal Orlando Resort
Two Tickets to Fun Spot America
Dinner for two at Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament

The drawing for the trips will be held at our Winter Guard and Indoor Percussion Friends and Family Event, Monday, March 23rd at 7:00pm in the LHS Gym.  You do not have to be present to win.

TRIP ANNOUNCEMENT: WE ARE GOING TO HOLLYWOOD!!!

If you missed our big announcement last night, you can download the following information.  Please pay very close attention to the dates outlined on these forms.  There will be many more meeting to come but this is the preliminary information.

All of this is due to Mr. Bowman by November 22, 2019.  If you are currently in the 8th grade, I would encourage you to mail the forms with the deposit to the following address:

LHS Band BoosterS
PO BOX 2712
VALDOSTA, GA 31601

Hollywood Parade Intent Letter – This letter is simply to say that I am going on the trip.  The second page of this needs to be filled out and returned with your deposit.

PAYMENT AGREEMENT FORM 2020 TRIP – This form outlines the Payment Agreement.  This form has the amount and due dates of all the payments.  The second page of this form needs to be signed and returned with the deposit.

Hollywood-Itinerary(Prelim) – This is the preliminary itinerary for the trip.

I am going to try to answer a few questions that you may have on this post.  Please feel free to email me with any other questions you may have at jonbowman@lowndes.k12.ga.us

FAQ’s from last night’s meeting:

  • The price that is outlined is worse case scenario.  We will no know an exact price until we can lock in airfare around the end of February.  We are hoping the price comes down about $50-$75.  Once we know the exact price, we will make that public and you will have 7 days to commit to the trip.  When we get the go ahead from you, we will send your money to the travel agent to lock it in.
  • We will be split over several commercial flights.  There will be a school board employee and chaperones with every group on every flight.  We will travel by bus to the airport with your flight group.
  • Luggage will go out to LA in the semi.  Students will not have to check luggage at the airport.
  • We kicked off two fundraisers last night to help pay for the trip.  They will be posted to the website today.
  • This will be a once in a lifetime trip for our students.  I would encourage you to try to make this opportunity happen.  It is going to be AMAZING!!!

 

Download our new BAND APP

We will be moving away from our Facebook page over the next few weeks.  We have created and app for the band that we will be using to get information our to students, parents, alumni and fans.  You can simply join by going to our Facebook page and clicking on the link provided in the post.

https://band.us/n/aba715jbpdc73