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New York City Music Trip - Information Evening - Feb 12 @ 7PM

posted Feb 7, 2014, 6:35 AM by Luciano Barbieri   [ updated Feb 7, 2014, 6:35 AM ]
Next Wednesday February 12, at 7 pm in the music room, we will be having an important information evening in regards to our planned New York City Music Trip, that we are undertaking in early May of 2015 (and what we've been primarily fundraising for with our bottle drives, poinsettia sales, etc.).  We are inviting all parents and music students (band, choir, jazz band) in grades 9 - 11 to this meeting.

Cindy Westby, our tour rep. with A Balancing Act Educational Tours (she organized the NYC trip for Chestermere High last year and is organizing Chestermere and Cochrane High's trip to Japan this year), will be mostly speaking at this meeting, where we will be outlining a tentative itinerary of all the performances, clinics and activities that we plan to do in New York, as well as the potential final costs.  My primary goal at this meeting is to also get a final sense of how many students are committed to going on this trip. As we mentioned at the general meeting that we had for all parents and students last September, a music trip such as this can only happen if we get around 90% of all students committed to participating in it, due to us traveling as a performing group.  We will therefore also be setting a date for the initial non-refundable deposit towards this trip.

I have taken an informal blind vote in the music classes and I was reassured to see that almost 100% of students in grades 9 - 11 were planning on going on this trip.  A few of these students did show that even though they are planning on going to the trip, they or their parents are unable to come to next Wednesday's meeting.  If your son/daughter is unable to come, but one you are, that is fine (or vice versa).  If neither you or your child are able to come, just let me know and we will do our best to give out any handouts/info to your child during the next band/choir class they have.
Thank you as always for your giving of time and support with these matters.  I look forward to seeing you next Wednesday night.