Buchanan Wind Symphony • Pacific Northwest Spring Tour
Fresno • Boise • Pasco • Spokane • Coeur d'Alene • Ellensburg • Seattle • Long Beach • Astoria
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - Wednesday, April 16, 2019

Last Update: 11/2/18 • 8:00am

Shortcuts

Important RemindersWednesday, April 10thThursday, April 11thFriday, April 12thSaturday, April 13thSunday, April 14th • Monday, April 15thTuesday, April 16thWednesday, April 17th

General Trip Details

Student Transportation: Charter Bus
Emergency Contacts: John Lack, Director: ###-###-####
Head Chaperone: ###-###-####
Trip Remind Code: TBA

Mail Drops

Mail Drop #1
Mail must arrive by Friday, April 11, 2019
Buchanan High School Band/Student’s Name
c/o Joan Lack
Number Street Address
City, State Zip

Mail Drop #2
Mail must arrive by Monday, April 14, 2019
Buchanan High School Band/
Student’s Name
c/o General Delivery
Long Beach, WA   98631-3625

Important Reminders

  • Label EVERYTHING you are bringing on the trip. 

  • Bring 1 Larger Suit Case & 1 Carryon

  • Eat a good breakfast before you arrive to school on Wednesday. 

  • Do not keep all of your money in one place. 

  • Keep what you need on you. Keep the rest somewhere secure like your suitcase locked underneath the bus. 

  • 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. It’s a long trip and it will be quite handy in case of an ache or pain if we can give them an over the counter medication!

  • Any prescription meds that need to be given during the trip will be collected the morning we depart. 

Packing - Clothing

  • Plan to take one large suite case & small carry-on

  • Clothing for 7 days of tour. Be prepared for all weather!

  • We will likely see a little of everything on tour.

  • Jacket & hoodies for colder weather. 

  • Rain coat or small umbrella

  • Appropriate sleeping attire for the hotel room. 

  • GOOD walking shoes. 

  • Concert Attire - Guys bring extra white undershirts and black socks. Maybe get an extra tux shirt? 

  • Swimsuit for the hotel pool.

  • Clothing for the overnight bus ride home.

Packing - Other

  • Instrument, Music, Mutes, etc.

  • Souvenir Money. $50-$100? Optional.

  • Portable charger or charging case for your phone.  You may have to go long periods of time during the day without charging. 

  • You may want to bring a plastic bag or two in case some of your clothes get wet. 

  • Video game systems...nope! 

  • Small backpack or shoebag for free times. 

Meals

  • ($) Indicates a meal that the students will need to pay for on their own. We estimate that a student can comfortably eat on about $90-$100 all week long: 1 Breakfast, 7.5 Lunches, 4 Dinners. The rest of the meals are provided.

  • Snacks will be provided throughout the trip. 

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Travel: Clovis, CA to Boise, ID - 726 miles (Route Map)
Housing: Hyatt Place Boise, 925 North Milwaukee Street, Boise, Idaho, USA, 83704 (Map)
Eat breakfast before school!
7:55am School starts - Meet in Bandroom.
8:15am Bag Check
8:30am Load Bus
9:00am Depart for Boise, Idaho. 
12:00pm Lunch Stop - Sacramento ($)
12:45pm Continue to Boise, ID
5:45pm Dinner stop in Winnemucca, NV. ($)
6:30pm Continue to Boise, ID
11:00pm Arrive at hotel in Boise. Check in.
12:00am Room check.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Travel: Boise, ID to Pasco, WA (287 Miles) (Route Map)
Hotel: Red Lion Inn & Suites Kennewick, 602 N. Young Street, Kennewick, WA 99336, (509) 396-9979
Indoor Pool: Yes
Performances: Shared concert with Chiawana HS (Evening)
Events: Clinic/Performance at Mr. Absalonson's Middle School in the morning.    

7:00am Wake Up Call. Breakfast at hotel (provided)
7:45am Room check/load bus.
8:00am Depart for Lewis & Clark Middle School
8:15am Arrive at Lewis & Clark Middle School
9:00am Performance and clinic with students
10:00am Load
10:45am Depart for lunch
11:00am Lunch stop ($)
11:45am Depart for Pasco, WA (287 Miles)
4:45pm Arrive @ Columbia Basin College in Pasco
5:00pm Dinner (Provided) & Sound Check 
6:30pm Change into concert attire
7:00pm Concert with Chiawana HS @ CBC
9:00pm Concert Ends/Load/Depart for Hotel
10:00pm Arrive at Hotel
11:00pm Room Check
12:00am Lights Out 

Friday, April 12, 2019

Travel: Pasco, WA to Spokane, WA (136 Miles) (Route Map)
Spokane, WA to Coeur d'Alene, ID (31 Miles) (Route Map)
Housing: SpringHill Suites by Marriott, 2250 West Seltice Way Coeur d’Alene, ID
Performances: CBC Concert Band Festival in Pasco
Events: Free Time in Spokane 

6:30am Wake Up Call/Breakfast (Free at hotel)
7:30am Room Check/Load Bus
7:45am Depart for Columbia Basin College
8:15am Arrive at Columbia Basin College
8:30am Watch Hanford HS Symphonic Band
9:00am Watch Chiawana Freshman Band
9:30am Break - Get instruments and get ready for warm up. 
10:10am Warm Up
10:40am Performance @ Columbia Basin College 'Jazz Unlimited' Concert Band Festival
11:10am Clinic 
11:45am Change/Load Bus/Depart for Lunch
12:30pm Lunch Stop ($)
1:15pm Depart for Spokane, WA
3:30pm Arrive in Spokane/Visit Riverfront Park
4:45pm Dinner in Spokane @ Fire Artisan Pizza (Included)
6:00pm Free Time at River Park Square/Downtown Spokane/AMC Theaters
9:00pm Depart for Coeur d'Alene/Hotel
10:00pm Arrive at Hotel
11:00pm Room check
12:00am Lights Out

Seattle Map & Weather

 
booked.net

Ellensburg Map & Weather

 
booked.net

Portland Map & Weather

 
booked.net



Saturday, April 13, 2019

Travel: Coeur d'Alene, ID to Ellensburg, WA (205 Miles) (Route Map)

Housing: Hampton Inn Ellensburg, 2705 Triple L Loop Ellensburg, WA, 98926

Events: Coeur d'Alene Boat Cruise, Clinic at Central Washington University 



7:00am Wake Up Call/Breakfast (Free at hotel)

8:00am Room Check/Load Bus

8:30am Depart for Coeur d'Alene Resort

9:00am Arrive at Coeur d'Alene Resort

9:30am Boat cruise on Lake Coeur d'Alene

11:00am Lunch and free time in downtown Coeur d'Alene ($) - Eat at Hudson's Hamburgers!

1:00pm Depart for Ellensburg, WA

4:30pm Arrive in Ellensburg, WA/Check into hotel

5:30pm Dinner ($)

6:30pm Depart for Central Washington University Music Building

7:00pm Clinic w/Mark Lane

9:00pm Clinic ends/Back to hotel

11:00pm Room Check

12:00am Lights Out 



 

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Travel: Ellensburg, WA to Seattle, WA (106 miles) (Route Map)

Housing: Embassy Suites Seattle-Bellevue, 3225 158th Avenue SE, Bellevue, WA, 98008, (425) 644-2500

Events: Recording Session, Free Time in Seattle 



7:00am Wake Up Call/Breakfast (Free at hotel)

8:00am Room check

8:30am Depart for CWU

9:00am Recording Session @ CWU

12:00pm Lunch on campus

1:00pm Depart for Seattle

3:00pm Arrive in Seattle - Free time downtown: Pike Place Market, Westlake Center (Mall), First Starbucks

Dinner on your own ($)

8:00pm Depart for hotel

9:00pm Arrive at hotel

11:00pm Room Check

12:00am Lights Out 



Monday, April 15, 2019

Travel: Seattle, WA to Long Beach, WA (161 Miles) (Route Map)

Housing: Chautauqua Lodge, 304 NW 14th St, Long Beach, WA

Events: Experience Music Project; Space Needle, Ferry Ride



7:30am Wake Up Call/Breakfast (Free at hotel)

8:45am Room check

9:00am Depart for Seattle Center and Experience Music Project

9:30am Arrive at Seattle Center

10:00am Visit the 

11:15am Optional - Go up to the Observation Deck of the Space Needle ($10)

12:10pm Meet at Base of Space Needle

12:30pm Lunch at Bucca di Beppo ($8)

2:15pm Depart for Ferry to Bremerton

3:00pm Take Ferry to Bremerton

4:00pm Arrive in Bremerton/Depart for Long Beach (144 miles)

7:00pm Arrive in Long Beach, Washington. Dinner ($)

Evening TBA

11:00pm Room check



Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Travel: Long Beach, WA to Eugene, OR (Driver Change) (214 Miles) (Route Map)

Housing: The Charter Bus Overnight!

Events: Free Time in Long Beach, Go Karts, Cape Disappointment State Park 



7:30am Wake Up Call/Breakfast (Provided)

8:45am Room Check/Load Luggage onto bus

9:30am Free in Long Beach/Lunch on your own. ($)

12:45pm Meet bus at Go-Karts (Pacific Ave & 10th Street S - South of Downtown Long Beach)

1:00pm Depart for 

1:30pm Arrive/Free Time

4:00pm Depart for Astoria HS

5:00pm Arrive at Astoria HS/Shared Dinner (Provided)

7:00pm Shared Music Event Concert w/Astoria HS

9:00pm Concert Ends/Load Bus/Snack

10:00pm Depart for Fresno

2:00am Bathroom Stop & Driver Change - Eugene, OR

2:30am Continue to Fresno 



Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Travel: Eugene, OR to Fresno, CA (644 Miles) (Route Map)

Housing: Your Own Bed at Home!

Events: Bus ride! 

8:00am Breakfast Stop - Redding, CA ($)

9:00am Continue to Fresno

1:00pm Lunch/Snack Stop - Turlock, CA ($)

1:45pm Continue to Fresno

3:15pm Arrive at Buchanan H.S.

Travel: Pasco, WA to Spokane, WA (136 Miles) (Route Map)

Spokane, WA to Coeur d'Alene, ID (31 Miles) (Route Map)

Housing: SpringHill Suites by Marriott, 2250 West Seltice Way Coeur d’Alene, ID

Performances: CBC Concert Band Festival in Pasco

Events: Free Time in Spokane 



6:30am Wake Up Call/Breakfast (Free at hotel)

7:30am Room Check/Load Bus

7:45am Depart for Columbia Basin College

8:15am Arrive at Columbia Basin College

8:30am Watch Hanford HS Symphonic Band

9:00am Watch Chiawana Freshman Band

9:30am Break - Get instruments and get ready for warm up. 

10:10am Warm Up

10:40am Performance @ Columbia Basin College 'Jazz Unlimited' Concert Band Festival

11:10am Clinic 

11:45am Change/Load Bus/Depart for Lunch

12:30pm Lunch Stop ($)

1:15pm Depart for Spokane, WA

3:30pm Arrive in Spokane/Visit Riverfront Park

4:45pm Dinner in Spokane @ Fire Artisan Pizza (Included)

6:00pm Free Time at River Park Square/Downtown Spokane/AMC Theaters

9:00pm Depart for Coeur d'Alene/Hotel

10:00pm Arrive at Hotel

11:00pm Room check

12:00am Lights Out