Buchanan Wind Symphony
Pacific Northwest Spring Tour
Clovis • Boise • Tri-Cities • Vancouver • Long Beach • Seattle
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Last Update: 4/16/19 • 8:15aM


Wednesday, April 10thThursday, April 11thFriday, April 12thSaturday, April 13thSunday, April 14th • Monday, April 15thTuesday, April 16th

General Trip Details

Emergency Contacts: John Lack, Director: 509-389-0467
Student Transportation: Provided for the entire itinerary via charter bus.
Hotel Information: Listed below for each specific day of the itinerary.
Chaperones: Robin Bates, Justin Emmi, Rose Manalansan, & David Pressutti
Trip Remind Code: @bwssprngtr (Text this code to 81010)
Hotel Room List: Click Here (Long Beach Hotel Assignments on page 2).
Map of our tour route: Click Here
Student Tour Jobs:
Click Here


Festival Site Friday: Columbia Basin College
Festival Schedule: Click Here
Buchanan Performs (Friday): 9:30am

Festival Site Saturday: Mountain View High School
Festival Schedule: Click Here
Buchanan Performs (Saturday):


  • Be prepared for all types weather. The current 7 day forecasts for the locations we are visiting are show on each day of the itinerary.

  • Label EVERYTHING you are bringing on the trip. 

  • Instruments will be stored below and up in the bus.

  • 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. 

Packing List

  • Plan to bring one medium to medium-large sized case (No XL!) and one small carry-on (backpack or smaller). Pack clothing for 6+ days of tour. Be prepared for all weather!

  • Jacket (waterproof) & hoodies for colder weather and a small umbrella

  • GOOD walking shoes. 

  • Appropriate sleeping attire for the hotel room. 

  • Concert Attire - Tuxes & Dresses. Guys bring extra white undershirts and black socks.

  • Swimsuit for the hotel pool. 

  • 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. The bus will have outlets!

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

  • Small backpack or shoebag for free times. 

  • No video game systems!

Meal Planning

Wednesday • April 10, 2019

Travel: Clovis, CA to Boise, ID - 722 miles (Route Map)
Hotel: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Nampa - Idaho Center
Meals: Breakfast on your own before you arrive at school, fast food stops for lunch ($) and dinner ($).
Eat breakfast before school!
6:45am Report to Bandroom.
7:00am Bag Check & Load Bus
7:30am Depart for Boise, Idaho. 
11:00am Lunch Stop - Sacramento Area ($)
11:45am Continue to Boise, ID
4:30pm Dinner stop in Winnemucca, NV. ($)
5:15pm Continue to Boise, ID
One hour time change (+) to Mountain Time.
11:00pm Arrive at hotel in Boise. Check in.
11:30pm Room check.

Thursday • April 11, 2019

Travel: Boise, ID to Richland, WA (294 Miles) (Route Map)
Hotel: TownePlace Suites Richland Columbia Point
Indoor Pool: Yes
Meals: Breakfast free at hotel, fast food lunch ($), and dinner provided by our concert hosts.
Performances: Shared Concert w/TBA (Evening)
Events: Clinic/Performance at Lewis & Clark Middle School in the morning. Shared concert in the evening.

7:00am Wake Up Call/Breakfast (Free at hotel)
8:00am Room check/load bus/loading crew to bus. Make sure concert attire is up with you in the bus!
8:30am Depart for Lewis & Clark Middle School
9:00am Arrive at Lewis & Clark Middle School
9:30am Performance and clinic with students
10:30am Load
10:45am Depart for lunch
11:00am Lunch stop at Culver’s (3494 E Tecate Ln, Meridian, ID) ($)
12:00pm Depart for Richland, WA (287 Miles)
One hour time change (-) to Pacific Time.e.
1:45pm Rest Stop (Charles Reynolds Rest Area)
2:00pm Continue to Richland
4:30pm Arrive in Richland, WA. Unload and rehearse!
5:30pm Dinner (Provided by the Hanford HS Band Parents - Thank You!)
6:15pm Change into concert attire
6:45pm Band meeting
6:55pm Take the stage
7:00pm Shared Concert with Hanford High School (BHS performs first).
8:15pm Concert Ends
8:45pm Load Bus/Depart for Hotel
9:00pm Arrive at Hotel
10:00pm Room Check
11:00pm Lights Out!

Friday • April 12, 2019

Travel: Pasco, WA to Vancouver, WA (219 Miles) (Route Map)
Hotel: SpringHill Suites Portland Vancouver
Indoor Pool: Yes
Meals: Breakfast free at hotel, lunch at festival ($), dinner at restaurants near hotel ($).
Performances: CBC Concert Band Festival in Pasco
Events: Festival performance and sightseeing stops along Columbia River.

6:30am Wake Up Call/Breakfast (Free at hotel)
7:30am Room Check/Load Bus
7:45am Depart for Columbia Basin College in Concert Attire
8:15am Arrive at Columbia Basin College
8:45am Ready for warm up
9:00am Warm Up in West HUB
9:30am Performance
10:00am Clinic
10:30am Put instruments away. Change/Load Bus
11:15am Depart for Lunch
11:30am Lunch Stop (Fast food) ($)
12:30pm Depart for Vancouver, WA
3:00pm Arrive @ Stonehenge Memorial
3:30pm Depart for Vancouver
3:45pm Restroom Stop (Biggs, OR)
4:00pm Continue to Vancouver
5:15pm Arrive at Multnomah Falls
6:00pm Depart for Vancouver
7:00pm Arrive at Hotel. Dinner at restaurants near hotel ($). Pool time!
9:00pm Everyone back to the hotel from dinner.
10:00pm Room check
11:00pm Lights Out

Saturday • April 13, 2019

Travel: Vancouver, WA to Long Beach, WA (108 Miles) (Route Map)
Hotel: Chautauqua Lodge
Indoor Pool: Yes
Meals: Breakfast free at hotel, lunch at festival ($), and dinner provided in Long Beach
Performances: Music For All Regional Concert Band Festival @ Mountain View H.S.
Events: Fun Beach Speedway, Cape Disappointment State Park 

6:30am Wake Up Call/Breakfast (Free at hotel)
7:30am Room Check/Load Bus
7:45am Depart for Mountain View H.S.
8:00am Arrive at Mountain View High School
8:20am Watch Mountain View HS
9:00am Watch Southridge HS
9:40am Warm Up
10:20am Performance
11:00am Clinic
11:40am Put instruments away/change/eat lunch at festival ($)
1:00pm Depart for Long Beach, WA
3:00pm Grocery/Restroom Stop @ Safeway Astoria
3:30pm Depart for Cape Disappointment
4:00pm Visit Cape Disappointment State Park
5:45pm Depart for Dinner
6:00pm Dinner at Chico's Pizza Parlor (Provided)
7:00pm Go Karts! (https://www.funbeachspeedway.com)
8:00pm Depart for hotel
8:30pm Arrive at Hotel
9:00pm Beach Walk
10:00pm Room check
12:00am Lights Out

Sunday • April 14, 2019

Travel: Long Beach, WA to Seattle, WA (161 Miles) (Route Map)
Hotel: Embassy Suites Seattle Downtown Pioneer Square
Indoor Pool: Yes
Meals: Breakfast provided by parents @ hotel, Brunch/Lunch on your own in Long Beach ($), snacks on ferry ride, dinner at Buca di Beppo provided.
Events: Free-Time in Long Beach, Bremerton-Seattle Ferry, Miner’s Landing, Buca di Beppo

7:30am Wake Up Call
8:00am Breakfast provided by parents in hotel conference room near lobby.
8:30am Room Check/Load Luggage onto bus
8:45am Depart for downtown Long Beach
9:00am Free time in Long Beach/ Brunch, or Lunch on your own. ($) Check out: Marsh’s Free Museum, Cottage Bakery, Funland and all the other unique shops downtown!
11:30am Meet bus at Go-Karts (Pacific Ave & 10th Street S - South of Downtown Long Beach). Arrive earlier if you want another ride!
11:45am Depart for Seattle, WA via Bremerton Ferry - 145 Miles
1:00pm Restroom Stop (McDonalds/Thriftway in Raymond, WA)s
1:45pm Rest Stop (Elma)
1:20pm Continue to Bremerton
4:15pm Take ferry to Seattle
5:15pm Arrive in Seattle. Walk to Miner’s Landing. Pier 57: Seattle Great Wheel & Miner’s Landing, Wings Over Washington (like Soarin’ @ California Adventure)
8:00pm Meet at Victor Steinbrueck Park.
8:30pm Take Link Light Rail to International/China Town Station
8:45pm Arrive at hotel/Pool time!
10:00pm Room check
11:00pm Lights Out

Monday • April 15, 2019

Travel: Seattle, WA to Medford, OR (446 Miles) (Route Map)
Hotel: The Bus!
Meals: Breakfast free at hotel, lunch at Pike Place ($), fast food dinner stop ($), snacks for bus ride ($)
Events: Museum of Pop Culture, Space Needle, Pike Place Market, First Starbucks

7:00am Wake Up Call/Breakfast on the 2nd floor (Free at hotel)
8:15am Room Check/Take luggage to bus.
8:30am Load Luggage onto bus.
8:45am Walk to Link Light Rail Station
9:00am Take Link Light Rail WestLake Center Station
9:30am Take Monorail to Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP)
9:45am Arrive at Museum of Pop Culture (Admission included).
11:30am Walk to Space Needle
11:45am Go up in Space Needle
1:00pm Take Monorail back to Westlake Center Mall
1:15pm Walk to Pike Place Market.
1:30pm Free Time at Pike Place Market (Guide Map). Plan to spend lots of time here exploring all the levels! Lunch on your own ($)
3:00pm Meet at Victor Steinbrueck Park (Map).
3:15pm Load Bus & Depart for Clovis
5:00pm Restroom Stop (Pilot Travel Center, 430 93rd Ave SW, Tumwater, WA 98512)
5:30pm Continue to Clovis
8:00pm Restroom Stop (Pilot Travel Center, 4220 Brooklake Rd NE, Salem, OR 97303)
8:30pm Continue to Clovis
11:15pm Rest Stop & Snack (Jordan Creek Rest Area)
11:30pm Continue to Clovis
2:00am Restroom Stop & Driver Change. (Pilot Travel Center, 395 East Vista Drive, Weed, CA 96094)
2:45am Continue to Clovis

Tuesday • April 16, 2019

Travel: Medford, OR to Clovis, CA (480 Miles) (Route Map)
Housing: Your Own Bed at Home!
Meals: Snacks at stops along the way ($) (Optional)
Events: Bus ride! 

7:00am Restroom/Food Stop (McDonald’s & Starbucks @ Twin Cities Rd in Galt, CA)
7:30am Continue to Clovis
10:15am Arrive at Buchanan H.S., unload, clean up the bus, and dismissed!

Have a FANTASTIC Spring Break!