Dear 2020/2021 Band Parents,
If your child is planning on attending the Los Angeles Tour in Feb 2021, we will be collecting our initial trip deposit by March 30th. This payment is only $50 but will give us an idea of who is coming along with us so we can plan for the number of buses, secure hotel rooms, etc. This deposit along with all other payments are NON REFUNDABLE so please start having conversations with your child about whether they want to attend. If you know for sure that your child is coming with us next year...please submit payment for this deposit by check or cash (checks made payable to Mitchell Music Boosters). Please also have your child complete the medical permission and consent to travel form and bring to me at the high school. Information on this trip along with itinerary and payment schedule can be found at: 2021 Band Tour
Couple of questions that have come up so far:
1) Can my child use the money in their band account to pay for this trip?
YES they can!
2) How many fundraising opportunities will there be?
We will do our discount card sale again in the fall (this is probably the best opportunity we have to easily raise money in their accounts. I will be looking at implementing two other sales (early November and probably one other one that will be ongoing).
3) Can my child join the tour later next year if we change our minds?
There is no guarantee of this because of space on the buses. But I will say it would be easier to add on to the trip than to pay the deposit and be out that money. If you are on the fence, I would wait until you are 100% sure!
4) Can we pay the whole thing upfront or pay in larger chunks and not follow the payment schedule?
Yes you can. Jessica Kremer will be helping in the collection of payments and we will track where everyone is at. The payment schedule is spaced out the way it is to make this financially more feasible for families. Its also set up that way so the tour company can start paying for park passes, deposits on hotels, etc.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. This trip will be an amazing experience for the kids and also something they will remember forever!