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China Trip Updates

China Itinerary

posted Mar 12, 2013, 5:08 PM by Luciano Barbieri   [ updated Mar 12, 2013, 5:08 PM ]

Update to return Itinerary:


All travelers will arrive in Seattle at the same time/flight on April 6 – no changes to that.

Group travelling home on the 6th:  Departure from Seattle 3:25pm on flight #2118 – arrive in Calgary 6:05pm.

Group staying over in Seattle from 6th to 7th:  Departure from Seattle at 9:10am flight #2116 – arrive in Calgary 11:54am.


Please note the following:

Our big bags and instruments (larger) will be leaving Beijing with the tour company ahead of the group and will be waiting at our hotel when we get into Xi’an.  SNA tours requests that all big bags have locks (supplied and installed by each traveler) put on the main compartments – big instruments should be locked as well if possible during the overnight train to Xi’an.


posted Jan 6, 2013, 4:28 PM by Luciano Barbieri   [ updated Jan 6, 2013, 4:28 PM ]


Attendance Required for all Parents or Guardians with student(s) travelling to China.

Agenda will include:

1)China Visa Application clinic/demo and handing in of your traveller’s completed application. Please note a2” x 2” color picture on white background as well as your passport must be included with visa application.

2)$85.00 cost for visa due at this meeting – fundraising $, cash, or check payment will be accepted.

3)Letter of consent to travel signing with Parent/Guardian and Notary Public present. Constable David Henry is generously donating his time to be at this meeting for us as a Notary Public figure.

4)If you do not have all the necessary documents with you at the time of the meeting you will be responsible to attain a visa to travel in person at the Chinese Consulate or through SNA tours – $25.00 service fee charged by SNA.

5)If attendance at this meeting is not possible it will be your responsibility to attain a notarized letter of consent for your child to travel and a China Travel Visa.

Please remember that your volunteers, Constable Henry, and Diego Bechthold are donating their time to ensure your traveller has everything complete and the process is as seamless as possible. This is a onetime only opportunity.

Pub tickets will be on sale at this meeting (cash only/$20.00 per ticket) – ALL proceeds will be used to rent the big instruments our team of musicians need once in China. If you have any items to donate to the mystery auction please bring them to this meeting as well.

We are definitely on the home stretch with only 86 more days before departure!!

Thank you for your continued support

Travel Insurance Information

posted Jan 6, 2013, 10:46 AM by Luciano Barbieri   [ updated Jan 6, 2013, 10:48 AM ]

For Travel Insurance information please see attchement below.  For Informational Purpose Only, No action required.

Flight Details

posted Jan 1, 2013, 10:52 AM by Luciano Barbieri   [ updated Jan 1, 2013, 10:52 AM ]

Check out the section labelled "Flight Details" for all the flight information:

Upcoming Meeting...

posted Jan 1, 2013, 10:16 AM by Luciano Barbieri   [ updated Jan 1, 2013, 10:16 AM ]

Please stay tuned for the meeting date (Early January) to submit Chinese visa applications as well as to complete the notarized letters of permission for child to travel.
Visa payments of $85.00 (Cash or Check) to accompany your application at this meeting.

Final Payment - January 16, 2013

posted Jan 1, 2013, 10:13 AM by Luciano Barbieri   [ updated Jan 1, 2013, 10:13 AM ]

Final tour payment of $739.00 due on January 16, 2013. BCHS will be submitting a check to the tour company for the total amount your student has raised with the many fundraising opportunities - less any expenses including hoodies, travel insurance, and evening shows. We will have updates regarding your child’s fundraising balances ready in the next few days so that you can plan for the outstanding balance to be paid directly to the tour company.

China Visas

posted Jan 1, 2013, 10:12 AM by Luciano Barbieri   [ updated Jan 1, 2013, 10:12 AM ]

Each family should have received the application form for the Chinese Visas – handed out the last couple of days of school.
If your son/daughter did not bring these home a copy of the application please download the attached document. 
Please note the pass-port size photo as well as your actual passport needs to form part of the Chinese Visa application.

IMPORTANT: Inoculations & Passport Numbers

posted Sep 24, 2012, 10:59 PM by Luciano Barbieri   [ updated Sep 24, 2012, 10:59 PM ]

Inoculations: There are no required inoculations when travelling to China however it is highly recommended that Hep A and B be done.

Deadline for passport numbers: The airlines require that anyone travelling on this trip MUST have their passport numbers to SNA tours by November 28. It is urgent that you apply for your passport or renew ASAP.

Next Payment

posted Sep 17, 2012, 9:45 PM by Luciano Barbieri   [ updated Sep 17, 2012, 9:45 PM ]

November 1st - $1000.00 payment due at SNA Tours. More information to follow.

Itinerary now online

posted Sep 17, 2012, 9:27 PM by Luciano Barbieri   [ updated Sep 17, 2012, 9:27 PM ]

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