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Buchanan Wind Symphony
Sonoma State Trip
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Pacific Northwest Spring tour
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Dear Buchanan Wind Symphony Parents/Guardians,

We have exciting travel plans in the works for the Wind Symphony this spring! Here is a brief summary of two trips we hope to take:

Sonoma Invitational Wind Band and Orchestra Festival: We will travel via charter bus to Sonoma State University on March 6th to attend the Sonoma Invitational Wind Band and Orchestra Festival in Rohnert Park, CA. This will be a one day trip. Please click here for a tentative Sonoma State itinerary and trip overview.

Pacific Northwest Spring Tour
Please click here for a tentative Spring Tour itinerary and trip overview.
Wednesday, April 10th: Travel day to Boise, Idaho
Thursday, April 11th: Performance exchange in Boise & shared evening concert in Tri-Cities, WA
Friday, April 12th: CBC Concert Band Festival, sightseeing, and travel to Vancouver, WA
Saturday, April 13th: MFA Regional Concert Band Festival & travel to Long Beach, WA
Sunday, April 14th: Long Beach sightseeing and travel to Seattle, WA
Monday, April 15th: More time in Seattle and begin the trip home
Tuesday, April 16th: Arrive home (AM)

The field trip fee will cover: 

  • All transportation for the entire itinerary.

  • All Hotel Costs

  • Admission Fees

  • Festival Fees

  • Several Meals

The total field trip fee for the direct costs (transportation, festival fees, lodging, etc.) associated with these field trips is $750.00 per student, which is due in three payments of $250 on the first of each month, February 1st through April 1st.  Please complete and return the trip form (link below) by Friday, Janaury 25, 2019. If you are unable to pay this fee in full or in part, please indicate that on the trip form.

If you have any questions regarding this trip or have a potential conflict with the dates, please contact John Lack, Director of Instrumental Music at JohnLack@cusd.com or 559-327-3404. 

Though this trip is not graded, it is an important part of the overall experience and the student’s participation is expected. Any student who does not attend this trip will be required to complete a significant alternative assignment in lieu of the experiences gained from this trip. 

We encourage all students (and parents!) to participate in current fundraisers. This is a great way for students to earn trip credit to offset their trip expenses. 

We need parent chaperones to make this trip a success. If you would be willing to chaperone the trip, please indicate that on the trip form.

This will be a fun and educational experience for our students. We appreciate your support!

Respectfully yours,

John Lack
Director of Instrumental Music
Buchanan High School
559-327-3404 • JohnLack@cusd.com