Buchanan Varsity Guard
2020 Season Trip Form

SJVCGPR & WGI Bakersfield, WGI Union City
WGI World Championships • Dayton, Ohio

Dear Buchanan Varsity Parents/Guardians,

The Buchanan Varsity Guard will be attending several SJVCGPR Shows, WGI Bakersfield, WGI Union City, and tentatively, the WGI World Championships in Dayton, Ohio, during the 2020 Season. Here is a brief overview of our competitive season:

Local SJVCGPR Shows & a brand new show at the SaveMart Center in March

WGI Bakersfield - Saturday, February 15, 2020
Early AM Departure via Charter Bus to Bakersfield
Late Evening Return to Fresno

WGI Union City - February 29-March 2, 2020
Friday Afternoon Departure via Charter Bus to Union City/Hotel Stay
Saturday Prelims Performance/Hotel Stay
Sunday Finals (Tentative)/Evening Return to Fresno

WGI World Championships - Dayton, Ohio - Monday, March 30, 2020 to Sunday, April 5, 2020
Monday - Charter Bus to Airport, Flight to Indianapolis
Tuesday - Rehearsal and Drive to Dayton (2 hours)
Wednesday - WGI A Class Preliminary Performance 
Thursday - WGI A Class Semifinals (Tentative)
Friday - WGI A Class Finals (Tentative)
Saturday - WGI World Class Finals, Travel to Indianapolis
Sunday - Early AM Flight to California, Charter Bus to Buchanan

The total field trip fee for the direct costs (transportation, registration fees, lodging, etc.) associated with these field trips is $1,750.00, which is due in payments of $350.00 on the first of each month, December 1st through April 1st. Please complete and submit the trip form (link below) by the 6:00pm on Monday, October 7th so we can make a decision about whether or not attending WGI Championships is financially viable. If you are unable to pay this fee in full or in part, please indicate that on the trip form. Please do not make any trip payments at this time.

The field trip fee will cover: 

  • Roundtrip Airfare, Charter Bus, School Bus, and/or Rental Van Transportation to all out of town shows.

  • All hotel stays for WGI Union City and WGI World Championships

  • Registration costs to all shows.

  • Several meals including breakfast for hotel stays and some meals provided at competitions.

  • All tickets at WGI World Championships

The students will need to pay for:

  • Meals that aren’t provided.

  • Souvenirs (Optional)

These trips and performances are an important part of the overall Varsity Guard experience and are a culmination of all of the hard work the students will have done throughout the entire season. The student’s participation is expected as part of the commitment they make at the beginning of the season.

We need parent chaperones to make this trip a success. Please fill out the chaperone section of the trip form below if you are interested in chaperoning. Chaperones will also pay a trip fee to offset travel and hotel expenses. This amount will be determined at a later date.

This will be a fun and educational experience for our students. We appreciate your support!

Respectfully yours,

John Lack
Director of Instrumental Music
Buchanan High School
559-327-3404 • JohnLack@cusd.com

Jennifer Harrington
Colorguard Director
Buchanan High School
559-327-3404 • JenniferHarrington@cusd.com