Georgia Bandmasters Association Concert Band Festival, Wednesday, February 28th

The Lowndes Concert Bands will be traveling to Bainbridge, GA on Wednesday, February 28th to participate in the Georgia Bandmasters Association Concert Band Festival.  We are very excited to have our students perform at this assessment and be given quality feedback from a panel of judges from across the Southeast.  These performances are free and open to the public.  Below you can access the itinerary.

Please make sure that your students band uniform is clean and ready to go.  We are looking forward to great performances by the ensembles.

GBA Concert Festival Bainbridge 2024 – Google Docs

Chaperone/Friend and Family Option for NYC/DC 2024

I just want to say thank you to everyone that attended the meeting for our Chaperone/Friends and Family option for our NYC/DC trip next Thanksgiving.  Below is the information that we discussed at the meeting.

Chaperone/Parent Options for the Trip – Please look over both options and see what best suits you and your family.

Google Form to Register with the Band

Payment Plan for Chaperone option

Payment Plan for Friends and Family option
Friends and Family Payment Plan NYC_DC – Google Docs

Info Sheet to Register for the trip with Group Travel Network
Lowndes High School Band – DC & NYC Tour 2024 – One-Sheet 01 JS


Trip Announcement for Thanksgiving 2024 – New York City/Washington D.C.

Thank you to all of the folks that showed up for our big trip announcement last night.  It was awesome to see the excitement in the students faces as we had the big reveal.  I personally think we are visiting two of the most amazing cities and can’t wait to experience it with our students.

Attached below are all of the documents from last night with an explanation of each.

Document 1:
This is the form you will use to register for the trip with Group Travel Network, the official student travel partner of the Lowndes High Georgia Bridgemen.  At the bottom, left hand corner of the flyer is a link to the registration page.  PLEASE NOTE:  As of right now registration is only open to students, not adults.  That will change once the plan is given out to our adults at a later date.  All students registering must sign up for a Quad Room only (four students per room).
I would also encourage you to read very carefully about the trip insurance that is available for purchase.  There will be two options.  Make sure you read them carefully and select what is best for you.

Lowndes High School Band – DC & NYC Tour 2024 – One-Sheet 01 JS

Document 2:
This is the information with the payment schedule for the trip.  It is imperative that you hold true to this schedule.  If payments are not made by the date listed there is a danger your student will be dropped from the trip.  The last page of this document must be signed and returned to Mr. Bowman or your respective middle school band director by FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17th.  


Document 3:
Below are the links to the itinerary for the trip along with the powerpoint from last nights meeting.  This document is fluid and will change a bit as we move forward but the main attractions and events are listed.

NYC:DC Itinerary

October 2023 Booster Meeting.pptx

Form for Parents to Attend DC/NYC trip:
Parents, if your child is attending the band trip to DC/NYC (November 24-29, 2024) and you are interested in attending as an adult, please complete this form. There are a couple of options for adults. This form is not your commitment to go, it is only to express your interest in attending. Click link for more info.

How to get up-to-the-minute band updates


The easiest way for you to keep up with news and weather changes throughout band camp and the entire season is to download the “BAND” app on your cell phone and join the group “Lowndes High Georgia Bridgemen”. You will provide your name to join (no partial names or nicknames please).

Once you are in the app, click on the gear in the bottom right corner, then click on “my settings” and choose “receive push notifications”. That action will give you up-to-the-minute information from Mr. Bowman.

During camps and rehearsals, it is very hard for directors to answer emails, as they are busy with the students every single moment. Make it a daily habit to check: the band’s website, Facebook page, or the “BAND” app. The answers to most of your questions will be posted there. If there is a schedule change (due to last minute thunderstorm), it will be posted in the “BAND” app, as soon as the decision is made.

2023 BAND CAMP: July 17-21 and July 24-28
It’s going to be a great marching season!


Georgia Bridgemen Health Form 2023

This year’s HEALTH FORM is now online.  This form must be filled out before the first day you arrive for camp.  If this form is not on file, you will not be permitted to attend rehearsal.  Please make sure you get this taken care of before camp.

Health Form to complete

Also, here is some important information from the BAND NURSES. Read this now. There are things you need to know a couple of weeks prior to band camp.

Important Nurse Info to read