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Buchanan Chamber Orchestra
Pacific Northwest Tour
Wednesday-Sunday, March 6-10, 2019

Last Update: 3/8/19 • 11:25pm

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General Details

Hotel (Wed-Sat): Embassy Suites Seattle-Bellevue, 3225 158th Avenue SE, Bellevue, Washington, 98008-3225, USA
Hotel (Sat-Sun): Spring Hill Suites Portland Vancouver, 1421 SE Tech Center Dr, Vancouver, Washington 98683
Emergency Contact: John Lack, Director, 509-389-0467
Chaperones: MariaElena Avila-Toledo, Michele Cook, Mayling Demonteverde, Lorelei Remlinger, Monica Reynoso
Trip Remind Code: @BCOSeaTrip (Text @BCOSeaTrip to 81010 to join)

Flight info

Outbound Flight Info: Southwest Airlines Flight #1402, San Jose to Seattle.
Return Flight Info: Southwest Airlines Flight #3336, Portland to San Jose
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Festival Info

Festival Site Thursday: Central Washington University
Festival Schedule: Click Here
Buchanan Performs (Thursday): 3:30pm

Festival Site Saturday: Mt. Hood Community College
Festival Schedule: TBA
Buchanan Performs (Saturday):
2:30pm

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

  • Be prepared for weather. Seattle’s average high temperature in early March is in the low 50’s with lows in the 40’s. We will likely see rain, maybe even snow on the trip! Scroll down for the current 5 day forecasts for the locations we are visiting.

  • Label EVERYTHING you are bringing on the trip. 

  • Plan to bring one carryon size or medium size suit case and a normal size backpack, in addition to your instrument. No large suitcases! You must be able to carry/pull all of your own belongings.

  • Violins and Violas: Your instrument will be carried onto the plane along with your backpack or smaller item. You will check your suitcase.

  • Cellos: Your instruments will checked. You should also check your carryon suitcase.

  • Be smart with your money on the trip and always keep it in a safe place.

  • Respect each others property and keep an eye out for suspicious behavior of those outside our program. Report anything you see to the director or chaperones immediately. 

Medications

  • Make sure that your student has a Out of Town Medication Form on file. The form must include both parent and doctor signature.

  • Any prescription medications that need to be given during the trip will be collected before we depart. Please make sure they are labeled with your name in a Zip-loc bag in the original medication packaging.

Packing List

  • Your instrument, music, mutes, and rock stops. Basses bring your bows.

  • Concert attire (Tuxedos & Dresses).

  • Jacket/raincoat, gloves, hat.

  • GOOD walking shoes. 

  • Appropriate sleeping attire for the hotel room.

  • Toiletries and Personal Items (i.e. toothbrush, shampoo, soap, etc)

  • Swim Suit for the hotel pool.

  • Small umbrella

Meal planning

Wednesday • March 6, 2019

Travel: Clovis, CA to San Jose, CA (Map) via charter bus and flight from San Jose, CA to Seattle (Map)
Hotel: Embassy Suites Seattle-Bellevue, 3225 158th Avenue SE, Bellevue, Washington, 98008-3225, USA
Meals: Breakfast on your own before you arrive at school, lunch at school, dinner at airport before our flight ($), free soft drinks, juice, or coffee and small snack on the plane (likely pretzels).

7:30am Drop off luggage @ BHS Bandroom.
8:07am School Starts
1:45pm Released from 6th period. Report to the Bandroom. Bag Check.
2:30pm Depart for San Jose Airport
4:15pm Restroom Stop @ Gonzaga Rd in Los Banos (Petro Travel Center)
4:30pm Continue to San Jose
6:00pm Arrive at San Jose Airport. Check in and proceed through security. Dinner in terminal ($).
7:30pm Board flight #1402. Gate #TBA
8:00pm Flight #1402 departs San Jose. Southwest Airlines offers free soft drinks, juice, coffee, and snacks on their flights.
10:05pm Flight lands in Seattle.
10:30pm Get luggage.
10:45pm Board Charter Bus
11:00pm Depart for hotel.
11:45pm Arrive & Check in.
12:15am Room Check.

Thursday • March 7, 2019

Travel: Seattle, WA to Ellensburg, WA (Map) via charter bus and back (215 miles roundtrip)
Hotel: Embassy Suites Seattle-Bellevue, 3225 158th Avenue SE, Bellevue, Washington, 98008-3225, USA
Meals: Breakfast free at the hotel, lunch on campus at CWU ($12-$15), dinner near hotel ($10-$12). ($25-$30 needed.)

7:30am Wake Up Call. Breakfast (Provided in the lobby). Everyone must come down to eat!
9:00am Meet in lobby.

  • Be dressed in concert attire with instruments.

  • Bring a change of clothes for after the performance.

9:15am Depart for Ellensburg/Central Washington University
11:45 Arrive at Central Washington University.
12:00pm CWU Symphony Orchestra performance of Sibelius's Symphony No. 2.
1:00pm Lunch on campus ($). Map to Student Center (SURC)
1:50pm Watch Jackson HS Symphonic Orchestra (if you’re back to the music building in time)
2:15pm Watch Olympia HS String Orchestra
2:40pm Watch Chiawana HS Chamber Orchestra
3:05pm Warm Up
3:30pm Buchanan Chamber Orchestra Performance
3:55pm Clinic
4:20pm Clinic Ends. Load bus
4:45pm Depart CWU.
6:45pm Arrive at hotel. Dinner on your own at nearby restaurants ($).
8:00pm Everyone back to hotel. Free time at hotel. Pool!
10:00pm Room Check

Friday • March 8, 2019

Travel: In Seattle all day!
Hotel: Embassy Suites Seattle-Bellevue, 3225 158th Avenue SE, Bellevue, Washington, 98008-3225, USA
Meals: Breakfast free at the hotel, lunch at Buca di Beppo ($20), dinner on your own at Pike Place or Westlake Center ($). ($35-$40 needed).

7:30am Wake Up Call/Breakfast (Provided)
9:00am Load Bus
9:15am Depart for Seattle.
10:00am Arrive at Museum of Pop Culture (Admission included).
11:45am Walk to Buca di Beppo
12:00pm Lunch at Buca di Beppo (included).
1:15pm Walk back to Space Needle
1:45pm Go up in Space Needle
3:15pm Ride Seattle Monorail to West Lake Center.
3:30pm Free Time in Seattle. Free Time Boundaries: Virginia Street to the Northwest; 5th Avenue to the Northeast; University Street to the Southwest; and Puget Sound waterfront to the Southwest. Make sure you explore the following areas:

5:00pm Dinner on your own ($)
7:00pm Meet at Victor Steinbrueck Park (Map) to walk to Benaroya Hall
7:15pm Arrive at Benaroya Hall
8:00pm Seattle Symphony Concert featuring Joshua Bell
9:45pm Concert Ends. Load Bus & Depart for Hotel
10:45pm Arrive at hotel.
11:00pm Room Check. Pre-Pack your room.

Saturday • March 9, 2019

Travel: Seattle, WA to Portland, OR (Map) (175 miles)
Hotel: Spring Hill Suites Portland Vancouver, 1421 SE Tech Center Dr, Vancouver, Washington 98683
Meals: Breakfast free at the hotel, lunch on the way to Portland ($10-$12), dinner near hotel ($12-$15).

7:00am  Wake Up Call. Breakfast at Hotel (Provided)
8:15am  Room Check. Everyone in room. Bags packed and room cleaned up.
8:30am Load Bus
8:45am Depart for Portland, Oregon. Lunch on the way ($)
1:00pm Arrive at Mt. Hood Community College & the Northwest Orchestra Festival.
2:00pm Warm Up
2:30pm Perform at Northwest Orchestra Festival
3:00pm Clinic
3:30pm Put instruments away & change.
4:30pm Awards
4:45pm Load bus and depart for hotel.
5:45pm Arrive at hotel. Check in. Dinner on your own at nearby restaurants ($).
7:00pm Pool Time!
7:30pm Everyone back at hotel.
9:00pm Room Check.
9:30pm Lights out!
Daylight savings! Set clocks AHEAD one hour!

Sunday • March 10, 2019

Travel: Flight from Portland, OR to San Jose, CA (Map) & San Jose, CA to Clovis (Map) via charter bus.
Meals: Breakfast in the airport before our flight ($10), free soft drinks, juice, or coffee and small snack on the plane (likely pretzels). Lunch stop on our way home ($10-$12). ($20-$25 needed)

3:30am Wake Up Call.
4:00am Room Check/Load Bus
4:30am Depart for Portland International Airport (PDX)
5:00am Arrive at Airport. Check in. Breakfast or snacks on your own ($)
6:30am Board Flight #3336 for San Jose. Southwest Airlines offers free soft drinks, juice, coffee, and snacks on their flights.
7:00am Flight #3336 departs.
8:50am Arrive in San Jose
9:15am Get Baggage
9:30am Load Charter Bus
9:45am Depart for Clovis
10:30am Lunch Stop in Morgan Hill (Cochrane Rd) ($)
11:30am Continue to Clovis
2:00pm Arrive at Buchanan/Dismissed

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