Dear Students and Parents, With the continued shut downs and the risk of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Directors, along with District #205 administrators, have decided that it is in the best interest of all involved to cancel the band and choir June 6-10, 2020 trip to Orlando, Florida. This was a tough decision to make, and I feel bad for our students and especially our seniors that will be unable to go on this band trip. We were fortunately able to work with our travel agent to give everyone a 100% refund on the trip. I sent the cancellation email to our travel agent this afternoon, and we can expect a refund check to our Band Boosters within 6-8 weeks. Once the check is received, the GHS Band Boosters will send out refund checks to all individuals that have paid.
While this is very disappointing, I feel that it was the best decision for the safety of our students, families, and staff. If you have any questions regarding this, please feel free to contact me. Sincerely,
Andy Empey Director of Bands Galesburg District #205 email@example.com