Holiday World Music Festival – Saturday May 11th,
Friday May 10
3:45 to 4:45 - rehearsal and organization of equipment and
music. I apologize that I communicated this to students
last week but have not informed parents. If there is a
conflict, just let me know. We will also provide and
exchange cell phone numbers for safety and communication.
5:00 - all students must be picked up by 5:00. Let me know if
this is an issue.
Saturday May 11
8:00am EST - arrive at NOMS/NOHS band room entrance. Students
should be wearing shorts or pants with pockets, socks, tennis shoes and a T
Shirt. Students will be given a commemorative T Shirt on
Friday afternoon or Saturday morning that must be worn throughout the day on
Saturday to make it easy for chaperones to identify our kids in the crowd.
Water Park clothing and towels should be packed in a separate bag.
8:30am EST - depart for Holiday World
9:00am CST - arrive at Holiday World. All times
from this point forward will be in Central Time Zone. Please
check to see whether your phones automatically change time zones or not so you
don't miss a check in or event.
9:30 - after check in we will enter the park together in our
chaperone groups and then be allowed to ride rides until we meet for our
performance. All bags will be inspected. Since the park
will be filled with large groups, all arriving on busses simultaneously, this
will slow down admittance to the park significantly so please pack lightly.
Please do not play games that win prizes until the end of the day so that you
will not slow your group by having to carry around a giant Rastafarian Banana.
The pre-paid lunch buffet is only available to us from 10:30 until noon so
your group will need to eat sometime during the morning session. There are
free soft drinks throughout the day but please do not get all jacked up on
Mountain Dew until after our performance. Please do not go
to the water park during this morning session and please leave Water Park bags
on the bus until after we perform.
12:30pm - meet at front gate to go get our instruments. No
instrument cases will be allowed in the park unless it is raining and all
cases and large instruments will be inspected.
1:00 to 2:30pm - transitions to warm up areas, then the
performance, and then back to the busses to put away instruments and get water
park clothes if you brought them.
2:30pm - students are free to move about the park staying in
assigned groups with chaperones until the Awards Ceremony.
7:15pm - meet at the amphitheater for the awards presentation.
Head to the busses immediately following our trophy presentation.
8:00pm CST - depart for home
10:30pm EST - arrive at NOMS
Original Informational Post:
What: Holiday World Band Competition
When: Saturday May 11th, 2013
Who: 7th and 8th grade band students and parents who are approved chaperones
(meaning with a current back ground check on file with NOMS). We will need one
chaperone for every 8 students attending. For up to 8 approved chaperones who
are willing to be responsible for a group of children throughout the day,
admission to the park will be covered by the band program. These parents meals
will not be covered, however, you may purchase the all you can eat buffet in
advance for $10.00. Other parents, friends, and siblings may attend at a
discounted rate of $25 without the buffet and $35 with the Buffet.
Transportation for non-chaperone adults and non-performing children will not
Why: To compete in a concert band competition and to celebrate the hard work
of this school year with a day in the ammusement park.
Student Cost: The fee for this trip is $75 per student. This includes
admission to the amusement park, registration fees for the competition, and an
all-you-can-eat meal in the picnic area, transportations fees, and a
commemorative shirt. Once permission slips go home in January, I will need a
$25 non-refundable deposit to signal your commiment to the event, followed by
$25 payments at the end of February and again at the end of March. If we are
able to organize a successful fund raiser in late February or early March, we
may be able to adjust the March payment.
Time: We could have to leave as early as 7:00am depending on when our
performance time is. I will request the earliest performance time available to
ensure maximum enjoyment of the ammusement park. We will return between
10:00pm and midnight depending on when the park closes. Last year the park
closed at 7:00PM Central Time and we were home around 10:00pm.
Deadlines: $25 deposit by Jan. 31, $25 payment by Feb. 15, $25 payment by
Note: A 50% deposit of total expenses is due to Holiday World March 1st with
100% payment due April 1st that is non-refundable. For that reason we must
have a committed ensemble that features a balanced enough instrumentation to
be competitive in order to make this trip happen. Once you have committed,
please retain the mindset that you cannot back out as it may either force us
to lose money or cause us to be less competitive.
Let me know if you have any questions,