Walt Disney World 2018
The Concord Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Chorale and Bella Voce were once again selected to perform at Disney World in Orlando Florida. The trip dates this year are March 13th–March 19th. This is a very large undertaking and will require much planning and cooperation to be successful. We have taken this same trip before and believe it to be one of the best musical experiences we can offer our students.
The tentative itinerary is as follows:
- Depart Concord by coach on Tuesday, March 13th, 1:00 PM
- Arrive in Orlando, Florida Wednesday morning
- Spend Wednesday through Sunday in 4 Disney Parks and 1 day at Universal Studios & Islands of Adventure.
- Depart Sunday afternoon March 18th for CHS.
- We will arrive at Concord on Monday, March 19th at approximately 4–5 PM.
American Tours & Travel, with whom we arranged our previous successful trips, is arranging the trip again for us this year.
What is included?
5 Person Hotel Suite (most likely in the Springhill Suites Marriott Village)
- 4 Breakfasts at the Hotel
- 4 Meal Coupons to use for lunch or dinner in Walt Disney World
- 1 Special Dining Event TBD
- 1 Meal Coupon to use for lunch or dinner in Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure or Universal City Walk
4 Day Disney Performing Arts Park Hopper good for the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, and Disney Studios
1 Day Park Hopper for Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure
Concert Performances by the Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Chorale, and Bella Voce.
Costs & Payments
The cost per student for 4 nights at a suite, 5 days of park tickets, 2 (possibly 3) performances, 10 meals and upgraded transportation will be $950.
We have developed a deposit and three-payment schedule as follows:
$150.00 NON REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT Due between today and September 30th 2017
$200.00 - Due by Friday, October 13th, 2017
$200.00 - Due by Friday, November 17th, 2017
RESERVATIONS WILL BE FINAL AS OF JANUARY 1st 2018. AT THIS POINT FULL PAYMENT WILL BE REQUIRED AND NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN REGARDLESS OF ATTENDANCE ON THE TRIP.
$200.00 - Due by Friday, January 19th, 2018
$200.00 - Due by Friday, February 16th, 2018
The $150.00 deposit is a NON-REFUNDABLE deposit to reserve a place on the trip for your student. Since we will be entering into a legal contract with American Tours & Travel, again, we can offer no refunds of any payments after JANUARY 1st 2018. ANYONE PULLING FROM THE TRIP AFTER JANUARY 1st WILL STILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYING THE FULL BALANCE OF THEIR TRIP COST.
LATE PAYMENTS WILL BE SUBJECT TO A $10 PER WEEK LATE FEE.
We will be holding special fundraisers from which the students’ profit may be applied toward their trip. We recommend becoming involved with Concord Friends of Music’s fundraising opportunities. (CFOM). A large percentage of money earned by the student will be deducted from his or her final payment.
- Check or money orders Made payable to: C.F.O.M.
- CREDIT CARD Payments via CFOM MEMBER
- NO CASH
Additional information will follow in future weeks including permission/medical forms, itineraries, parent information nights, rules and regulations and what to take or not to take etc.
We are looking forward to a wonderful musical experience and making some lasting memories. We hope to represent the best of Concord High School, the Brandywine School District and the State of Delaware.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns at:
- Domenic Pisano, Band Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Lauren Conrad, Choral Director: email@example.com
Attached are the payment slips that MUST accompany each of your Florida payments.
Your student has the opportunity to help defray the cost of the trip by participating in fundraisers, where he/she will be credited with a percentage of the items sold. While most students choose to fundraise a portion of the cost of the trip, some elect to send a check for the entire amount or in monthly installments. If your student is going to be participating in the fundraisers, please do not pay the entire amount. **Prior to the last payment, you will be notified of the final amount due after all credits are tallied.
Payments can be made either by Credit Card to a CFOM Member, check or money order, (no cash please), payable to C.F.O.M.
These payments can be given to either Dr. Pisano or Ms. Conrad.
Florida Payment Deposit
Please fill out, sign, and return with your $150.00 deposit by Friday, October 13th, 2017 Mail or return to:
Concord Music Department 2501 Ebright Road Wilmington, DE 19810
ATT: Dr. Pisano/Ms. Conrad