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Band Disney Trip Info

posted Feb 20, 2013, 6:15 AM by Kyle Renchen   [ updated Feb 20, 2013, 6:19 AM ]

The GCMS Band will be traveling to perform at Disney World near Orlando, FLORIDA in March of 2014.  We will be traveling over GCMS’s spring break in 2014. This is an honor and we are excited to play for them!  An informational letter was sent home with students in January.  That letter can be viewed here.  

Students have a variety of ways to raise money for their band account (Community Band - up to $72, July 4 parade-$20, Cookie Dough fundraiser, Winter Raffle fundraiser, etc). The next upcoming way for students in grades 8-12 to earn money is to sell tickets for our Winter Raffle fundraiser. This fundraiser gives students 100% profit and is an EASY way to raise money for the trip. Since the trip is still over a year away, the price estimate is rough, but you can expect the price per student will be around $700. This number may seem high, but consider the following: Band Boosters are covering all transportation costs and if you begin saving just $13 per week, your trip will be paid. The first payment will be a non-refundable deposit of $50 due Wednesday, March 20. The payment schedule will be announced when finalized, but additional payments can be expected every couple of months. Payments can come from you directly (cash/check) or from students’ band accounts. To begin planning for buses and hotel rooms, we need an accurate count of students planning to travel. Please complete the bottom portion and return it to Mr. Renchen by February 8.

If you have any questions or concerns, I can be reached easiest via email. 

Please note my new email address.  renchen.kyle@gcmsk12.org