2018 Trip Information
The trip for our 2018 school year will be to....New Orleans and Nashville!!!! This will really be a once in a lifetime trip, filled with all kinds of history and musical importance, a pilgrimage to some of our most influential musical cities. The document below shows some of the fun stuff we will be doing, highlighted by tons of performances. The trip cost will go down the more people we get to go on it, so get your registration in now!!! We are going to take anyone who wants to go. We will have Trip Concert Band Rehearsals starting after Christmas Break on Fridays, so make sure you have that time reserved before signing up.
2018 Nashville/New Orleans Trip Band Schedule
As you consider whether or not you would like to sign up for the 2018 trip to New Orleans and Nashville, please remember one of the main purposes we are allowed to go on trips like this is to perform. Right when we get down to Nashville, the concert band, jazz band, and marching band will all be competing, and the concert band and jazz bands will have other performances later in the week. Because of this, we will need to rehearse outside of school hours because there will be a band of students mixed up from all the bands, and we need time to gel. So, if you are signing up for the trip, here are the rehearsals you are committing to.
Luggage Check-In, Trip Meeting, Dress Rehearsal: On Tuesday, March 20th, we don't have school. We are also going to do our luggage check-in. The times for this are TBA, but will probably be something like
2:30-3:00, Luggage Drop-off
2:45-4:00 Marching Rehearsal
4:30-6:00 Concert Band Rehearsal
6:00-6:30 Luggage Drop-Off
Concert Band rehearsal (all band students) will be on Fridays after Christmas Break, 2:45-4:30. The dates are 1/12, 1/19, 2/2, 2/9, 2/23, 3/2, 3/16, 3/20. That is just 7 rehearsals to learn a set of music worthy of a competition. Students will be expected to practice their music outside of rehearsal to give us the best chance to be successful inside the rehearsal. Attendance is mandatory; those of you in sports can miss rehearsal for a game, but will need to be excused from practices for our rehearsals, so make sure you talk to your coaches ahead of time to make sure they are OK with this.
Marching Band (all members going on the trip) will have two rehearsals right before the trip from 2:45-4:00, on 3/15 and 3/20. The competition for marching band is a parade-style competition, so we will work getting the members going on the trip to be a cohesive unit.
Jazz Band (all members of Jazz 1 going on the trip, with a few reinforcements) will not have any extra rehearsals except for one TBA the few days before we leave. After the NorthShore Jazz Fest, we will have a few Jazz 2 students rehearse with our regularly scheduled times.