Spring Band Tour 2019

Thursday, April 25th - Friday, April 26th, 2019

-Please scroll down for all tour details & payment information-

On Thursday, April 25, and Friday, April 26, 2019, WMS Band members have the wonderful opportunity to participate in the spring band optional tour.  This year’s tour will take place overnight in Cleveland, Ohio!  The APPROXIMATED cost of the trip is $358 per student, less the individual fundraiser discounts received.  Please review the tour information found below and then print and return the participation slip to me no later than Monday, November 5th.  Also due by November 5th is a non-refundable $50.00 tour deposit.  Due by Wednesday, December 5th is a second non-refundable $50.00 tour deposit. If the participation slip is not turned in by November 5th and the two deposit deadlines are not met, your child will not be eligible to participate in the spring band tour.  No refunds will be issued.

It is my sincere hope that all of my students are able to participate in this trip.  It will be educational as well as rewarding for all of the hard work your children put into their music education.  If you have any questions you may reach me at 708-450-2735, or by email at jkluge@sd925.org

How can students help pay for the tour?

  • Do you babysit? Rake leaves? Shovel snow? Well, tell mom and dad you will use some of those earnings for the tour!
  • Do you earn an allowance? Well, save some of that for the tour!
  • SELL, SELL, SELL, for the fundraiser!
  • Have a birthday or Christmas coming up? How about asking for some of your tour to be paid for instead of something that you possibly don't really need to have?
  • Students- you will not regret making some sacrifices in order to travel with the band! You will remember the tour always!

Why is traveling as a band an important activity for band students?

  • It encourages the development of personal poise, confidence, and sense of community.

  • Improves communication skills, the understanding of interpersonal relationships, and student leadership skills.

  • Allows students to represent with pride and integrity, our school district and community.

  • Students learn to assume both individual and group responsibility for equipment and instruments, as well as follow detailed instructions and schedules.

  • New relationships develop within the group and across grade levels. In addition, students learn to respect and appreciate others for the common good of the group (involves sacrifices and compromises).

-Please download and print the Tour Participation Form PDF Document-

Jason Kluge,
Oct 3, 2018, 11:58 AM