Senior Tour – Final Details

Please find attached all information for Senior Band tour this coming Thursday. Be ready to depart from Clavet at 8:30am on Thursday morning and be in concert dress.

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All information pasted below:

Senior Band Trip – May 11-14 2017

IMPORTANT: Keep this on you at all times!

Contact Information:

  • Streisel (306-262-2326)
  • Martin (306-281-9930)
  • Ward (306-241-7060)

Other teachers and chaperones are:

  • Wist, Mrs. Gibbard, Mrs. Peters, and Leslie Schmidt

Itinerary:

Thursday, May 11th

Prep: Wear concert dress on the bus and bring a packed lunch.

8:30AM: Pick up East Band at Clavet School

9:00AM: Pick up West Band at Walmart (225 Betts Ave location)

12:00PM: Arrive in Lloydminster – Eat lunch and set up for afternoon Concert

1:00PM: Concert at St. Thomas School in Lloydminster

2:00PM: Pack up and Depart for Edmonton (can change into casual clothing)

5:00PM: Arrive at Hotel (Best Western Westwood)

6:00PM: Supper in West Edmonton Mall

7:00PM: Go to William Hawrelak Park (Weather Dependent)

8:30PM: Return to Hotel

10:30PM: Lights out

Friday, May 12th

Prep 1: Bring swimwear if you are going to the Waterpark today.

Prep 2: Bring your concert dress or suitable concert attire for this evenings concert.

8:00AM: Breakfast in the hotel

8:30AM: Depart for University of Alberta

9:00AM: Warmup and Rehearsal at the U of A

10:00-11:30AM: Clinic with Dr. Angela Schroeder

11:30AM: Return to WEM for Lunch

1:00PM: Mall Activity #1 (Waterpark)

5:00PM: Supper (at the Old Spaghetti Factory)

6:30PM: Depart for the Edmonton Symphony Concert

7:30PM: Edmonton Symphony Concert

9:00PM: Return to Hotel

10:30PM: Lights Out

Saturday, May 13th

Prep: Bring appropriate clothing for outside weather.

7:30AM: Breakfast

8:30AM: Depart for Fort Edmonton

9:15AM: Fort Edmonton Tour and Activities

12:00PM: Return to WEM for Lunch

1:00PM: Mall Activity #2 (Galaxyland)

4:15PM: Depart to Telus Science Centre

5:15PM: Planetarium IMAX Presentation

6:00PM: Exploring the Telus Science Centre (and supper)

8:00PM: Return to hotel

10:30PM: Lights out

Sunday, May 14th

8:00AM: Breakfast

9:00AM: Depart for home

12:00PM: Lunch in Lloydminster/Journal Presentations

4:00PM: Arrive in Clavet

4:30PM: Arrive at Walmart (225 Betts Ave location)

Destinations:

Clavet School: Hwy 16 Service Rd. N, Clavet, SK S0K 0Y0

Walmart West: 225 Betts Ave, Saskatoon

St.Thomas School: 35 St, Lloydminster, AB T9V 3J2

Best Western Westwood: 18035 Stony Plain Rd NW, Edmonton, AB T5S 1A9

West Edmonton Mall: 8882 170 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5T 4J2

William Hawrelak Park: 9330 Groat Rd, Edmonton, Alberta T5M 3K1, Canada

University of Alberta Music Department: 2-7, Fine Arts Building, 87 Avenue 112 St NW,

Fort Edmonton: 7000 143 Street, Edmonton, AB T6H 4P3

Telus Science Centre: 1211 142 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5M 4A1

Packing Checklist

  • Music
  • Instrument
  • Reeds/Oils/Mutes/Sticks/Mallets
  • Concert Dress
  • School Homework
  • PJs and Toiletries
  • Appropriate clothing
  • Extra spending cash (snacks and extra purchases)
  • Packed lunch for Thursday
  • Swimwear for those going to the Waterpark
  • Please pack only one luggage piece for under the bus and one carry-on for the bus.

Food Information:

  • All of your meals are provided. This includes:
    • Breakfast at the hotel
    • Money provided for you at lunch/supper
    • Remember to pack a lunch for the first day!
    • It would be a good idea to pack some extra spending cash for snacks (or if you want to purchase a larger lunch/supper).

Waterpark Info:

For those attending the Waterpark here are a few extra bits of information you will need:

  • Locker rental for your clothes/belongings – $8 for small lockers (1-2 people) or $12 for a large locker (3-4 people)
  • Tube rental is $6 (optional)
  • Pack a towel!

Student Information:

It is expected that each band member is responsible for their duties on this trip. The success of tour is dependent on group dynamics and team work! A few guidelines:

  • Look, act, and be professional. Remember you are representing your community and your band program.
  • Students are expected to remain with the group at all times unless instructed otherwise. While on your free time the Buddy System is to be adhered to.
  • Loud noises are not permitted on the bus as it may distract the driver. Please make sure to keep the bus clean (everyone shares this responsibility).
  • Quiet and sleep is expected after “lights out”
  • You are responsible for your own personal belongings
  • Be helpful. Do not stand and talk while others are working.
  • Be aware that you are guests in the hotel, please act accordingly.
  • Please and Thank-you.
  • Leave the area better than you found it.
  • Chaperones and the bus driver are in charge in the absence of the Directors and their decisions and directives are to be followed.
  • Have Fun!

All students and parents must be aware that this trip is a School Division sponsored event and all school rules/regulations of behavior apply. Any student found to be or suspected of participating inappropriately (ex. smoking, alcohol, drugs, breaking curfew, etc.) will immediately be sent home at his/her expense. The Band Directors, School Principals and Superintendent of Schools and Learning will deal with the situation upon returning home.

TOUR ASSIGNMENT

It is a tradition on the tour that we create positive memories to keep forever.

(this assignment is NOT optional!!!)

Prepare your experience & memories of this trip in the form of a;

  • Poem 2) Story 3) Film 4) Song 5) Journal 6) photo log … or other

This can be in small groups or (Han)solo.

We will be presenting these on the return journey of the tour.

To help collect your thoughts you can fill in the attached daily journal – Feel free to use bullet points/ lyrics/drawings whatever inspires you.

Prairie Spirit Senior Band Tour

Reflection – Day 1 (Thursday, May 11th)

Take this space below to write down events and experiences that happened during the first day of Tour, this will help you with your overall tour assignment to be presented on the final night.  You can use bullet points, write a journal, draw pictures, poems etc.. your choice.

 

 

Five things I have learned today:

Reflection – Day 2 (Friday, May 12th)

Take this space below to write down events and experiences that happened during the Second day of Tour, this will help you with your overall tour assignment to be presented on the final night.  You can use bullet points, write a journal, draw pictures, poems etc.. your choice.

 

 

 

 

Five things I have learned today:

Reflection – Day 3 (Saturday, May 13th)

Take this space below to write down events and experiences that happened during the third day of Tour, this will help you with your overall tour assignment to be presented on the final night.  You can use bullet points, write a journal, draw pictures, poems etc.. your choice.

 

 

 

 

Five things I have learned today:

 

 

Chaperone Guidelines:

  • Thank you for volunteering to be a chaperone on one of the various travel opportunities that our music students are involved in.  You are an integral part of the travel experience and your assistance is much appreciated.  Please enjoy the trip.
  • Too much noise is usually the only problem on a bus full of students.  Gentle reminders are appropriate.  Constant offenders should be moved elsewhere on the bus (in front or beside you).
  • I ask that you be present with the director/students in warm-up areas, seated in performance locations, or while being moved.
  • Please check that all rehearsal rooms and warm-up areas are left as they are found and that none of our belongings are left behind.
  • Be prepared to help students with any personal matters; holding wallets/purses, sewing buttons, etc.
  • On overnight trips, you will be assigned a specific number of students and you will become their band parent for the duration of the trip. You will be responsible for room checks, curfew reminders, return of room keys, etc.
  • Remember that you are in charge if the director is absent temporarily. Do not be hesitant to assert your authority if needed.  The director will support your decision 100%.