Possible Chaperones for Universal trip Nov 2021

If you would like to be considered as a chaperone for the band trip to Universal Studios in Orlando (Nov 4-7, 2021), please complete this form. Chaperones will have double occupancy per room and a reduced rate (yet to be determined).

This form is not your commitment to go, it is only to express your interest. Once you have completed this form, you will receive further information such as exact pricing and details as they become available.

Click here to volunteer to chaperone the Universal Trip

Fall 2021 Orlando Trip Registration

All students and parents/chaperones that will be attending the Fall 2021 Orlando trip will need to go online and register with Group Travel Network for our trip.  This will get all of our students into the system for the trip and also allow you to purchase travel insurance through a third party provider.  You can download the instructions from the link below.  This needs to be done by Friday, May 21st, 2021.

Some important things to know when registering:

  1.  A parent or guardian must register the student.
  2. Once the adult creates the account, you will add your student as a “Traveler”.
  3. Only pay through this site if you are buying trip insurance.  For students, there are two insurance choices for “Quad” rooms: Standard travel insurance for $27 or Enhanced travel insurance for $41.
  4. All other payments (all except the optional insurance) will be made directly to the Lowndes High Band Boosters (by check sent to band’s P.O. Box or thru LHS online school store https://lowndes.revtrak.net/lhs-band-boosters/band-boosters-band-fee/ .)
  5. Parent, please use your email address, not your students school email.  This will allow us to send emails to you on any updates for the trip.
  6. All students will select “Quad” for room type. Again, there are two insurance choices for “Quad” rooms: Standard travel insurance for $27 or Enhanced travel insurance for $41.
  7. When you are done with your registration you will get a message saying “your registration is not complete until a payment is made”…IGNORE THIS!!!!!!  Once we send trip payments to the travel company, it will update your account at that time.

Instructions for Individual Registration – Lowndes Band Fall 2021 Orlando

Items for Band Camp 2021

As we begin preparations for Band Camp 2021, I put together a document that may answer some questions for some of our new members as well as some good reminders for our returning members.  We will be holding Band Camp the way we always have prior to this past fall.  We will meet with everyone everyday.  Some things to pay close attention to.  We all learned a better way of doing some things during the pandemic.  The one main thing we learned was having lunch on site.  It was safer for the students, by that I mean we didn’t have a bunch of students jumping in cars and rushing off campus to be the first ones at the restaurants, and it was much more efficient on time.  Please read this document thoroughly and don’t hesitate to email me if you have any questions at jonbowman@lowndes.k12.ga.us.

Items for Band Camp 2021


2021 Future Bridgemen Color Guard and Dance Line Camp

This camp is an opportunity for rising Pre-K through 8th graders in the Valdosta area to learn fun and exciting dance and prop routines from the Georgia Bridgemen Auxiliary.  All skill levels are welcome!  Camp participants will learn a routine and will perform during the Lowndes High School Football Game (vs. Griffin) on Friday, August, 27th. In addition, all participants will receive lunch and a t-shirt. Middle Schoolers will be given tips and information on upcoming auditions!!!


When: Saturday, August 14th, 2021 from 9:00am – 4:00pm (Registration begins at 8:30am)

Where: Lowndes High School Cafeteria

Cost: $65.00 (Includes Instruction, Activities, Lunch, T-Shirt)…If you have more than one sibling attending the camp, each additional camper is 35$.

For more information, please follow us on facebook “Lowndes High Georgia Bridgemen” or email us at jonbowman@lowndes.k12.ga.us.






We LOVE our Band Nurses

On the 100-degree practice field in the middle of July, or a steamy South Georgia night in the Concrete Palace, or a Band Competition in another state, if you are watching our Georgia Bridgemen, there are band nurses volunteering their personal time to handle whatever emergency comes their way. Today, we say THANK YOU to all the people who have served in the past or are currently serving as a Band Nurse for all the hours they volunteer to keep our children healthy while they do what they love. HAPPY NURSES DAY TO ALL NURSES WHO SERVE OUR COMMUNITY!

Announcing Our 2021 Fall Trip

It is with great excitement that we are able to announce that the Georgia Bridgemen will be traveling again in the Fall of 2021.  While we feel it may not be prudent at this time to take on a trip like we have done in the past, we will be taking the band to Orlando, FL for some fun at Universal Orlando and a performance opportunity.

Below are the links for and “Intent Form” and “Payment Agreement Form”.  Both of these need to be returned to the student’s director or mailed to the Lowndes Band Boosters by April 30th, 2021 along with an $100.00 deposit.

Obviously, as we get closer to the trip detailed information will be provided and meeting had to discuss all aspects of the trip.  Please fell free to email me with any questions.  jonbowman@lowndes.k12.ga.us

Orlando 2021 Intent Letter