Washington DC trip 2015

I hope that everyone had a great Christmas and New Years! I’m personally refreshed and ready to start a new year.

As I’m sure you’ve heard from your students that the music department is going on a trip to Washington DC on March 12-17, 2015.

Here’s some trip background to those new to the music program. Every other year the music department goes on a big trip outside the state of Missouri, so far all of them have been in the United States, to perform in venues that are a once in a life time opportunity. Trips have been made to Chicago, Los Angeles and last year was to New York City. Each student has two opportunities during their high school career to go on an exciting music trip.

Who’s eligible?
– Students must be enrolled during the 2014-15 school year in one of the following: orchestra, band or concert choir.
– Chaperones. We’ll need many parents to go on the trip.

I’m attaching the PowerPoint presentation that was shown to the students and at a music parents meeting. This gives you a snapshot of what the teachers have worked hard to put together and while not everything is set in stone at this point it also gives you an indication of how exciting a trip like this is. The students will be performing at one venue, at least, in addition to a clinician from top teachers in the Washington DC area, they’ll also be going on a tour around DC via subway and there are many places to explore (free!). A possible White House tour is also being investigated.

Please refer to the PowerPoint presentation (DC Trip Presentation) or the Individual Registration Form — Lee’s Summit found at http://titanmusic.org/2013/12/04/washington-d-c-trip-information/ for the payment schedule. The refund policy is on the Individual Registration Form — Lee’s Summit found at the titanmusic.org website. Payments can be submitted two different ways, either by mailing in the payment or paying online — both instructions are on titanmusic.org and on CHARMS in the Washington DC folder. If you pay online you don’t need to mail the Registration Form.

Student account money can be used towards the trip cost. Please verify through CHARMS that your student has money in their account prior to submitting the Request to use Student Account Funds that can be found in CHARMS or from the music teacher. We’re also working on an online submission form that can be used. If for some reason you cancel going on the trip the money used from the student account for trip payment will be returned to the student accounts.

The music teachers have been working very hard to make this trip an opportunity for each of the students to perform at a place they might not otherwise get to perform and have a once in lifetime experience.

No money should be turned into the music teachers or the music parents, all payments go directly to Music Celebrations. Student account usage requests will go through the music parents.

If you have any questions please let me or the music teachers know. There will be more information shared at each music parent meeting as well.

Brent Grigsby
LSWMP President