Henry Clay Band – Disney Trip Update

Good morning, Henry Clay Band Family!

The 2020 Disney Trip team continues to work behind the scenes to coordinate all aspects of the trip which is taking place March 30th – April 4th, 2020.  We have nearly 80 band members currently signed up!!

I wanted to let you know it is NOT TO LATE to join us on this exciting adventure!  As a reminder, here are some of the details for the trip:

  • The band will travel during spring break 2020 next year (March 30-April 4) and will not be missing any school days or instructional time. With the travel outside of school hours during a break, the trip is voluntary for anyone enrolled in the HC band program and each participant is responsible for making payments on the whole cost of their trip. We are projecting a total of $1,200-1,300 for each participant.  The final payment will depend upon final transportation and Disney ticket costs, as well as the exact number of participants.
  • The band will perform in an outdoor amphitheater in Disney Springs (formerly downtown Disney) that will be open to the public.  We will prepare a half hour of music for this concert. Beginning in January, there will be mandatory Disney trip rehearsals after school (once per week) so we can put on a high-quality professional performance.  Color Guard members will be expected to help the band out and may possibly be assigned simple percussion parts as need arises.  Students missing rehearsals will not be eligible to attend the trip as school groups receive trip approvals due to the educational nature of trips and the performance will be our educational opportunity.
  • Since the Disney trip is voluntary and outside of school hours, it is an extra opportunity for our band family beyond what we offer throughout the school year.  Having said that, all students participating should be in good standing and current with all band fees and responsibilities including concert, marching, steel band, jazz band expenses, etc.

If you would like to participate in the trip, please email me directly and I will help get you signed up!  Taylor Tours (who is coordinating the trip) has an online payment website to make the process go very easy.

Thank you again, and I look forward to hearing from you.  As always, if you have any questions please let me know.

Sincerely, Patrick Piccininno, Henry Clay Band – Disney Parent Liaison