1 Pine St Nicollet, Minnesota | Tel #: +1 507-232-3411 | Email: info@isd507.k12.mn.us

Dear Music Parent,

The purpose of this letter is to inform you of the 2021 music trip to Memphis/Nashville.  Students grades 8 – 11 who are enrolled in either band or choir for the full school year during both the 2019-2020 and the 2020-2021 school years are eligible to attend.  Meaning students must be enrolled in either band or choir for the full year, for two consecutive years in order to participate in the trip.

The only exception to this is students moving into the district.  In that case they must have been in either band or choir at their previous school.

The estimated cost of the trip is $1,000. Included in that cost is the bus, hotel, cost of admission to  venues and all meals except for dinner on the way down and dinner on the way back home. 
 

Trip Deposit Dates

All deposits will now be handled through the district office.  Deadlines, refunds and late fees will be enforced. 

***Parents may make deposits by using a credit card…contact Bonnie Giefer for details.

 

1st Deposit: $200

Due Tuesday, October 28

***After this date, there will be a $50.00 late charge; late fees are non-refundable.   

No late deposits accepted after Nov. 4.

Once this deposit is made, we will know how many student are attending the trip and the remaining bus seats will be filled by chaperones. 
***Per NPS policy: any funds raised through fundraising are not refundable to students and will remain in the student’s trip account.
 

2nd Deposit: $300

Due April 20, 2020

***After this date, there will be a $50.00 late charge; late fees are non-refundable.   

No late deposits accepted after April 27, 2020.  If a person does not make their 2nd deposit, they will receive the half of their 1st deposit and their name will be taken off of the trip roster.
***Per NPS policy: any funds raised through fundraising are not refundable to students and will remain in the student’s trip account.

 

3rd Deposit: $300

October 26, 2020

***After this date, there will be a $50.00 late charge; late fees are non-refundable.   

No late deposits accepted after November 2, 2020.  If a person does not make their 3rd deposit, they will be refunded half of their deposited money ($250) and their name will be taken off the trip roster
***Per NPS policy: any funds raised through fundraising are not refundable to students and will remain in the student’s trip account.

 

Final Deposit: Remainder of balance due

February 1, 2021

***No late deposits accepted after this date.

If a person does not make their 4th deposit, they will receive no refund on any deposits made towards the trip. 

The only exception to this is in case of a medical emergency, medical emergencies will be determined by Sue Wear, school administration and or a student’s physician.  However, the amount of the refund if someone backs out after November2, 2020 will be determined by the travel agency.  By the time the 4th deposit is made, tickets and reservations have been finalized.

***Per NPS policy: any funds raised through fundraising are not refundable to students and will remain in the student’s trip account.

 

If you are interested in chaperoning:  Chaperones must set a good example for the students at all times, they will pay the same amount for the trip as the students, chaperones are responsible for chaperoning a group of students while we are on tour, they also must be willing to monitor the hallways in the hotel one of the nights while on the trip.  Chaperones will not be permitted to drink any alcoholic beverages, smoke cigarettes or e-cigarettes while on the trip.  They are also not permitted to rest in the bus driver’s bed while on the bus.

 

Students will have the opportunity to raise money for the trip through frozen food sales, working concession stands (band students) and the purchase of Kwik Trip Cards (band students)

There will also be frozen food sales in April, 2020, August 2020 and January 2021.

Students receive 30% of their total sales from the frozen food in their trip account.

High sales person for each frozen food sale receives a $100 bonus.

 

If you have any questions, please contact your child’s music teacher.  Miss Jardon will be handling the choir student’s trip and Mrs. Metzger will be handling the band student’s trip.  If your child is in both band and choir, Mrs. Metzger will be handling their trip information.

 

 

 

 

 

Please sign and return the below sheet indicating that your child is interested in attending the trip. Please return to your child’s music teacher by Monday, October 28….the due date of the first deposit…..forms may also be turned in earlier than that date.

 

 

 

_____________________________ is interested in attending the 2021 music trip.

               name of student

 

 

I have read the above letter and agree to pay the trip deposits by the dates indicated.  I understand the school policies concerning the late fees and/or cancelation fees.

 

Student Signature: ____________________________

Parent Signature: ____________________________

Parent’s  email: ________________________________________

 

Band students return this sheet to Mrs. Metzger.  Choir students return to Miss Jardon.