Tuesday, October 5, 2010

START SPREADING THE NEWS!


Dear Parents, Band, and Jazz Band Students,

The annual band trip has been approved by the school board! Did you see me on local access this past Monday October 4, 2010? The trip is scheduled for April 15-18, 2011 - our destination is New York City. In New York City we will be experiencing the challenge and reward of the Rhythms International Festival Competition and will have an opportunity to experience the Big Apple. The following is a very preliminary itinerary.

Friday, April 15

  • Leave Alvirne approx 12:30 PM
  • Dinner at or near hotel in NJ
  • Bowling or similar activity
Saturday, April 16
  • Full buffet breakfast at hotel
  • Bus tour of Manhattan
  • Lunch in or near Times Square
  • Visit Top of the Rock and NBC studios
  • Shopping in Times Square as time permits
  • Dinner in or near Times Square
  • Broadway show (evening performance)
Sunday, April 17
  • Full buffet breakfast at hotel
  • Performances and adjudication at Rhythms International Festival NJ venue
  • Lunch at or near performance venue
  • Awards banquet dinner/dance in evening
Monday, April 18
  • Full buffet breakfast at hotel
  • Visit Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
  • Buffet lunch on the way home
The annual band trip is optional for participation and is subject to school regulations. The estimated cost is $600.00 per person.

Remember, there are many opportunities to earn monies through fundraising. A monthly statement will be issued indicating the status of your student’s trip scholarship account. If there is a financial need please do not hesitate to contact the music department office. Discussion between director, parents and student are confidential.

Alvirne High School Music Department
Gerry Bastien, District Coordinator
Elizabeth Beaton, Choral Director
200 Derry Rd
Hudson, NH 03051
Tel 886-1265 Email gbastien@alvirnehs.org
ebeaton@alvirnehs.org

A NON-REFUNDABLE trip commitment of $100.00 (check made payable to AHS-FOM)
will be due by Friday October 22, 2010.

The following is a trip payment schedule for your convenience:
  1. November 22, 2010 $ 100.00
  2. December 20, 2010 $ 100.00
  3. January 21, 2011 $ 100.00
  4. February 28, 2011 $ 100.00
  5. March 25, 2011 $ 100.00
  6. April 3, 2011 (Mandatory Parent Meeting – balance due)
Parents – if you are interested in chaperoning, please fill out the appropriate form. All chaperones are subject to the same payment schedule as students.

Sincerely,
Mr. Gerry Bastien, District Coordinator
Director of Bands

TRIP COMMITMENT

Please return this trip commitment page
with your payment.

Dear Mr. Bastien.

Yes! My parents/legal guardian and I have read the previous pages and understand that. The annual band trip is a serious commitment and we are willing to submit a $100.00 *non- refundable cash/check deposit no later than October 22, 2010.

It is also understood that all additional monies paid or earned are forfeited if notice of non-participation is not given by the December 20, 2010 installment.



____________________________________
Student’s Name (Please Print)



____________________________________ _________
Student’s Signature DATE




____________________________________ ________
Parent/Legal Guardian’s Signature DATE

*If there is enough money in your child’s trip scholarship account and you wish the deposit to be deducted from the account please indicate.
____________ Yes, there is enough money in my child’s trip scholarship
(check off here) account and I would like to have the deposit deducted.

**If you are uncertain of your child’s trip scholarship account balance please email
vince.egan@yahoo.com

CHAPERONE TRIP COMMITMENT

Please return this CHAPERONE TRIP
COMMITMENT page with your payment.

Dear Mr. Bastien.

YES! I/we would like to be considered as a chaperone. I/we understand that space is limited and it is a first come, first serve basis. I/we also understand that as a trip chaperone I/we are obligated to participate in “helping out” with various Music Department and/or Friends of Music events this school year.

The annual band trip is a serious commitment and I/we are willing to submit a $100.00 non- refundable cash/check deposit no later than October 22, 2010.


____________________________________ ____________
Chaperone’s Signature DATE