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.
We are soon to announce where we will be headed this year – stay tuned!! The dates of this year’s trip are March 20-23rd. More information will be shared as we finalize our itinerary. We expect the cost of this year’s trip to be about $600. As details are finalized for this year’s trip, an exact, cost-efficient price will be announced. We recognize that these trips are expensive, and so we offer two fundraising opportunities throughout the year to offset the cost of the trip. More information about these fundraisers can be found on the pages that follow. If a student elects to attend a trip, we must receive a commitment. We cannot be in a situation where someone decides to not go at the last minute, and the music department has to still pay for that student. Thus, we will have strict payment deadlines, including an early deposit. If your child is planning on attending this trip, a deposit of $200 is due by November 30th. Those who submit deposits will generate our trip list, and we will proceed in planning this trip with those students in mind only. This deposit is refundable, up until January 11th, 2019, after which no refunds will be issued. In addition to the deposit, the required APS permission forms must also be submitted to the child’s music teacher by November 30th. If the deposit is an issue, but you wish to send your child on the trip, please contact your child’s music teacher.
Beyond the deposit, please take note of the following payment schedule:
|Payment||Amount Due||Due Date|
|#1 (Deposit)||$200 (non-refundable after 1/11/19)||November 30th, 2018|
|#2||½ of your remaining balance due||
February 1st, 2019
(after Citrus Sale profits are credited to student accounts)
|#3 (Final)||Total Amount Due||
March 1st, 2019
(after the Winter fundraiser profits are credited to student accounts)
It is important to us that all students have equal access to such trips. 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.
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