University of California Straw Hat Band Performance Request Form

Due to the high volume of requests we receive and the cost to our members and program of putting these performances on, we are asking for a donation + the cost of transportation required for all performances. Exceptions may be made in rare circumstances. Our expected donation structure is as follows:

  • Private Events: $1500 minimum donation + transportation costs

  • Corporate Events: $5000 minimum donation + transportation costs

  • Non-Profits/Charity Events: TBD + transportation costs

Your donation will go directly to the Cal Band and support our efforts in replacing old, worn instruments and expanding our scholarship services for our hard-working student-musicians.

SHB requests during normal school hours are less likely to be approved, as our members are all students who volunteer their time for these performances. Please Note that we do not accept requests for events during RRR Week or Finals Week for this same reason. (Spring 2024: April 29 - May 10; Fall 2024: December 9-20; Spring 2025: May 5-16)

To ensure your request is processed in time, please submit requests at least 2-4 weeks in advance, preferably sooner when know. Allow 2 weeks for a response while we determine the feasibility of the performance. Our Student Director, Cameron Irvine, will respond with the band’s availability.

If your event takes place off campus, please keep in mind that our transportation capabilities are limited. Depending on the date and nature of your event, we may be able to take our own cars, but in the case that this is not possible, we do ask that the party requesting the Straw Hat Band cover the cost of a bus to and from the event.

If you would like to donate to the Band, we will gladly accept donations at our performances (make checks payable to UC Berkeley Foundation and write “Cal Band” on the memo line), online, or anytime by contacting our Public Relations Director - prd@calband.org

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Your Name *
Your E-mail Address *
Your Phone Number *
Name of Event *
Date of Event *
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Performance Start Time *
Need Confirmation by:  *
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Event Location/Address *
Brief Description of Event *
Is the event on the UC Berkeley Campus (or within reasonable walking distance ie. Berkeley City Club, Bancroft Hotel)? *
If the event is off campus, will you be able to provide or cover the cost of transportation to and from the event?
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Length of Performance *
Preferred Number of Performers *
We have a minimum of 18 performers for all performances, and 56 maximum for off campus performances
Would your event be able to make the expected minimum donation to the Cal Band? ($1500 for Private Events $5,000 for Corporate Events, or TBD for Non Profits?) *
If your event cannot make the minimum donation, please explain your circumstances here
Will this performance take place indoors or outdoors?
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Special Requests/Additional Information
Would you like other Cal Spirit groups to attend?
You can also request the attendance of Rally Comm, Oski, Cheer, and Dance at this link here:
https://calspirit.berkeley.edu/hire.php

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