Each year our student musicians hit the road and explore the music and culture of an other city. During our trip we share our musical performances with other audiences, meet local performers, attend theatrical, musical, and cultural events, visit significant landmarks, learn about important local history, and take in the musical and cultural features of each city.This trip serves as an educational opportunity and offers students a rare experience to learn from a different perspective. While we can’t mandate that all students attend, it is strongly encouraged in order that our ensembles are complete for each performance. Every musician is essential, and each one’s participation in these unique field trips allows our groups to learn and develop new concepts together.
For the 2021-22 school year, we will continue to consider options and the opportunity for a high school music trip based on the safety and limitations of the ongoing pandemic.
We recognize that these trips are expensive, so we offer two fundraising opportunities throughout the year for students to earn money towards the cost of their trip. More information about these fundraisers can be found on the pages that follow.
By electing to attend our trip, the student and their family are committing to the cost of the trip. A deposit payment in November indicates your commitment. We build our trip roster and budget based on those who have submitted a deposit. After January, the deposit and additional trip payments are non-refundable.
Please take note of the following payment schedule:
|Payment||Amount Due||Due Date|
|#1 (Deposit)||$200 (non-refundable after 1/10/22)||November|
|#2||½ of your remaining balance due||
(after Citrus Sale profits are credited to student accounts)
|#3 (Final)||Total Amount Due||
(after the Winter fundraiser profits are credited to student accounts)
It is important to us that ALL students have equal access to our trips regardless of finances. Scholarship funds are available from the Music Department. Students who wish to receive scholarship funds must submit a Scholarship Application as well as other requirements. Click here to download our Scholarship Application. The scholarship application should be submitted in November.
By attending this trip, the student agrees to behave in accordance with our school rules and expectations throughout the trip. Should a student fails to meet these expectations, they will be sent home at the cost of their family. Specifically, the possession and/or use of any substances including cigarettes, e-cigarettes, alcohol or drugs are strictly forbidden. APS Field Trip Permission Forms must be submitted in November with the deposit payment to attend the trip.
In order for trips such as this to happen safely and appropriately, chaperones are necessary. If you are interested in chaperoning, please let a music teacher know as soon as possible. Chaperones are also financially responsible for the cost of the trip. We promise that chaperoning our trip is easy, and a time well-spent. Thank you for your support of what promises to be a very meaningful and exciting trip for our music students.
New Orleans 2016