2019 New York/Carnegie Hall FAQ

College Park choir students will travel to New York June 8-12, 2019. The tour will feature exciting performances at Carnegie Hall and Central Park. Please check this page for more complete information in fall of '18.

Q. When is the New York tour?
    A. June 8-12, 2019.

Q. Are all students eligible to go?
    A. All students are eligible to go on the trip, provided that they meet the trip eligibility requirements. These requirements include maintaining a minimum GPA, excellent behavior, and good attendance. 

Q. Is the trip mandatory for choir students?
    A. No. Students are not required to go, and their grade will not be impacted one way or the other.

Q. How much will the trip cost?
    A. The festival cost is $1,438 per student, plus airfare, based on quad occupancy. We anticipate that the total cost will be around $2,000 per student. We will be working on fundraisers and finding sponsors willing to help defray the cost so that more students would be able to attend the trip.

Q. Will there be fundraising opportunities to help pay for the trip?
    A. Absolutely, we will be holding fundraisers throughout the fall and winter so that students can raise money for the trip, including: 
  • SnapRaise (online crowdsource fundraising).
  • Popcorn Palace (Oct)
  • Carol-o-grams (customized musical holiday greetings) (Nov-Dec)

Q. What is included in the trip experience?
    A. Quad occupancy at the Park Central Hotel in Midtown Manhattan, three group dinners including Hudson River dinner cruise, all needed ground transportation, tickets to see a Broadway musical (Dear Evan Hansen), guided coach/walking tour of Midtown and Lower Manhattan, choir clinic, Carnegie Hall performance, outdoor pops performance (Central Park or Brooklyn Park), tickets to Top of the Rock, and more.  Please see the trip itinerary for a full list of inclusions/exclusions.

Q. Will there be chaperones for the trip?
    A. We are planning on having one chaperone for every 12 students.  Chaperones pay a reduced fee, based on double occupancy, and will be assigned a group of students that they will be responsible for. Please contact Mr. Rockwell if you are interested in chaperoning.

Q. Are other family members allowed to come on the trip?
    A. Families are encouraged to participate in the trip. They will pay the quoted per-person price for quad occupancy. If fewer than four people will be staying in a hotel room, the prices are as follows: Triple occupancy - $1,548.00, Double occupancy - $1,778.00, Single occupancy - $2,448.00. Again, these prices do not include airfare. Also, please note that any fundraising or sponsorship to reduce the student price of the trip will NOT be applied to the cost for family/friends. All family and friends traveling will pay the full quoted price, and must adhere to all of the announced payment deadlines. All deposits and payments to the trip are non-refundable.

Although family members are welcome to participate in the trip, they will be expected to respect the peer group experience of the students, and not take them out of group events or meals. Everybody traveling with the group will fly out of SFO the morning of June 8. However, there will be some flexibility in choosing a different date for a return flight, if families wanted to extend their stay in New York beyond Wednesday, June 12th.