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|Saturday, 21 August 2010 12:26|
Every four years, the Mission Viejo High School Diablo Marching Band and Color Guard travels to Calgary Alberta, Canada to compete in the Marching Show Band Competition at the Calgary Stampede, the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth. Our next trip to Calgary Alberta will be the summer of 2012, which will coincide with the 100th Anniversary of the Stampede.
100 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
CALGARY STAMPEDE TOUR - 2012
The MVHS Marching Band and Color Guard will travel to Calgary, Alberta Canada
July 4 to July 13, 2012, to participate in the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede. The opportunities in Calgary, pending confirmation by the Calgary Committee, include the Stampede Parades, performances downtown and at various other entertainment areas, and the competition at the McMahon Stadium and the Saddledome. This will be our band’s eighth appearance in Calgary. In 1987, 1995, and 2008, MVHS was the winning band and we brought home several thousand dollars in prize money, as well as lots of wonderful memories of the hospitality of the hosts and the fun of the trips. Our tour will include loads of fun and a side trip to Banff and Lake Louise.
Group airline reservations are being made for the students and chaperone. Chaperones will be staying at Crescent Heights High School with the students, sleeping on the floor with the students. The students will be on a meal plan at the host school. Costs are not firm at this time; however, we anticipate that the tour will cost approximately $1,650 per student. The payment schedule will be based on this amount and adjustments will be made as more information becomes available. We will have one or two Parent Meetings as well as keep current information on the MVHS Music websitewww.mvhsmusic.com and send updated to your email address.
Although many details of the trip remain to be worked out, it is essential that students and their parents make an early commitment for the tour, in particular, so we can secure our airline reservations. We have been able to lock in some descent rates, but we need to hold the reservations with a deposit. We will need a non-refundable (unless the trip is cancelled) deposit of $200 per person by October 1, 2011. If your student plans on going on this trip, a deposit and reservation is needed right away.
Payment for each participant must be made according to the payment schedule. All payments must be made by the established due dates. The Boosters may provide opportunities for the students to raise money for the tour; however, each student is responsible for raising the money for his/her trip.
Valid Passports are required for ALL travelers. If you do not have a passport, it is of the utmost important that you apply for one immediately. Please see the Passport Information sheet for information on applying for or renewing a passport. If you already have a passport, please make sure that it will be valid for the entire length of the trip! Check the expiration date!
Participation in the tour will be under the rules of the Saddleback Valley Unified School District, Mission Viejo High School, and the MVHS Instrumental Music Department Code of Conduct. Infraction of the rules will be grounds for dismissal from the tour at the student’s expense.
Booster families are encouraged to attend and we welcome your support! We are in the planning stage and don’t yet have a firm number of students and chaperones attending yet. We are not able to offer any airline seats to extra family members, but may be able to at a later date. Please don’t hesitate to research you own arrangements for airfare and hotels. You are welcome to purchase the meal plan, t-shirts, and the side trip, Again, the prices for these items are not yet available, but we will keep you posted throughout the coming months.
Websites you may wish to visit:
www.mvhsmusic.com for updates on our trip
www.csmarchingbands.com for information about the Parade and Competition
www.calgarystampede.com for information about the Stampede, including tickets
www.tourismcalgary.com or www.calgary.com for general travel and tourism information about Calgary
School address where students and chaperones will be staying
Crescent Heights High School
1019 1st Street NW
Calgary, Alberta T2M 2S2
If you have any questions, please contact the Calgary Tour Committee @:
Please make your deposit checks payable to MVHSIMBA and mail them to 24481 Dardania, Mission Viejo 92691.
The Calgary Visiting Band Committee has been sanctioned to host the 2012 World Association of Marching Show Bands World Championships, July 6-15, 2012.
Tentative plan is to travel July 4 to Calgary, Alberta and return July 13.
In our last trip in 2008, MVHS was Grand Champion and awarded $10,000. The Stampede trip is open to all current and alumni members of the MVHS Marching Band and Color Guard. Along with competition, the MVHS Calgary trip planners arrange an entire vacation package, including sightseeing, a trip to Banff, and other FUN.
Make this once in a lifetime trip a part of your 2012 vacation plans. More information will be added as it becomes available.
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