From Mr. Moreno on 17 March:
There have been many questions regarding the Spring Trip. At this point, the trip will be cancelled due to the district not allowing school attendance or groups to meet outside of school. There will be a refund and I am currently working with the trip company on what that will look like and how much will be refunded. Once I have more information, I will send it out.
The band is planning our annual spring trip to Dallas, Texas. The tentative date of the trip will take place on April 3rd-5th and we are anticipating it to cost $520 per student. The final cost will depend on the number of students and chaperones traveling with the band. Included in the cost will be meals (all may not be accounted in trip total), lodging, transportation, tickets for entry fees to Six Flags, Medieval Times, etc.
We are happy to announce that we are currently taking about 110 students and chaperones to Dallas this year! Due to the actual participants that signed up, the instrumentation we have will not enable any of our bands to perform at the Big D competition as originally planned. After talking with the trip company, they have lined up a special educational event to substitute for the performance. The band and guard students will travel to Texas Christian University to watch their JAZZ Band perform and to take a campus tour!
- Destination: Dallas, Texas
- Dates: April 3-5, 2020
- Transportation: Charter Bus
- Lodging: Hotel: TBD
- Educational opportunity: Tour of Texas Christian university and watch JAZZ band performance
Below is a payment schedule we need to adhere to as closely as possible in order to meet our deposit and payment deadlines, as well as determine the number of students attending the trip. We would like to begin early in order to keep the trip costs per month to an affordable rate per month. The initial $110 is non-refundable so the payment costs do not increase for the remaining participants should any drop from the trip.
|Payment Date||Amount Due||Balance|
|Tuesday, October 15th (nonrefundable)||$110||$110|
|Friday, November 15th||$82||$192|
|Monday, December 16th||$82||$274|
|Wednesday, January 15th||$82||$356|
|Monday, February 17th||$82||$438|
|Friday, March 13th||$82 (approx.)||$520|
- 55 – Passenger Charter Buses
- 2 Night Stay at a Dallas Hotel
- Most Meals Covered
- Six Flags over Texas with 2 Meals for Six Flags Texas
- Extra cost: Trip to Dallas Galleria
- This is an educational trip, so all students may attend regardless of eligibility but only those who are passing by UIL standards may perform at the competition.
- If you are interested in chaperoning this trip, please contact Mr. Moreno for details. The number of chaperones needed will depend on the number of students signing up and the number of remaining seats on the bus. It will be first come, first served. There are only a certain number of complimentary spots, so parents may have to pay a small portion to cover the difference if additional chaperones are added above the complimentary number.