It’s time to start thinking about our next planned trip to perform at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. The trip is tentatively scheduled (pending board approval) for March 20-25, 2015.
The orchestra travels with the marching band and each particpate in a musical experience at Disney. The orchestra particpates in the “You’re Instrumental” recording session clinic where they will learn about the work of studio musicians and record a short soundtrack to an animated film, while the marching band will perform in the Disney Electric Light Parade at the Magic Kingdom. Both experiences are fun and memorable for the kids!
When not performing, students will have the opportunity to explore all four Disney theme parks, enjoy Planet Hollywood and Downtown Disney, as well as have the traditional Darby breakfast at the Rainforest Cafe.
Participation in the trip is not required and additional cost is involved. Click below to download information about the trip.
This contains the schedule for the trip and also outlines meals and other important items.
This packet lists everything that is included in the trip as well as the cost, payment schedule, fundraising and chaperone information. Please read all of this information carefully.
Important Note About Individual Fundraising
Last summer, Hilliard Music Boosters determined that IRS rules no longer allow the organization to provide students with individual fundraising opportunities. That means it won’t be possible for a student to (for example) sell cookie dough through a band/orchestra fundraiser and apply that profit to lower their own trip cost.
It is possible to hold fundraisers and apply the profit to lower every student’s trip cost by an equal amount. The directors are working with the Darby Chapter to organize some fundraising projects. It will be important for all students on the trip to become involved in these projects in order for them to be successful. Students should consider that to be part of going on this type of trip.