Saturday, March 21, 2020

When You Can't Be There In Person, Try This

Before things got crazy, the plan was that we would all be together in Disneyland, right now. But with the world-wide COVID-19 pandemic, our long-awaited trip had to go by the wayside. Since we've been directed by Governor Brown to Stay Home and Stay Safe, here's the next-best thing - virtual Disneyland rides! Check them out, and visualize yourself in Disneyland! 

Be well, friends - we'll see each other when we are past this.  

Pirates of the Caribbean

Peter Pan's Flight

Indiana Jones

Alice in Wonderland

Small World

The Little Mermaid

Soarin' Over California

Radiator Springs Racers

Grizzly River Run

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

Friday, March 13, 2020

Disney Trip Postponed - Saturday 3/14/20 Information

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the THS Band program Spring Break trip has been postponed. Thankfully, Southwest Airlines is providing a full refund of all fees, so that refund process has been activated. The process has been started for a full refund of Disney fees. And we have not yet paid the final bill for our hotel reservations, so that will also come back, except perhaps the deposit that secured our reservation. If we do not get that $1500 back, it will amount to around $25 per person. The current estimate is that money could be refunded to individual band members by the end of April - we will update this information in a few weeks.

There has been some discussion of rescheduling the trip for the last week in May, incorporating Memorial Day. THS administration supports this option, assuming that travel has resumed at that point. I received a call from Disney Talent Booking late this morning and they are going to hold space for us, in case we are able to travel at that point. We will explore this possibility as we see how the spread of the virus proceeds.

Much love to you all as you enjoy your extended Spring Break. Please be safe.

Monday, February 24, 2020


Are YOU getting really REALLY excited?!? We're just a little less than five weeks away from leaving on our trip! AND, we now know which days we perform! No, really! Check it out, linked right on the sidebar!! Oh Boy!

Remember, we're going to get together for one last meeting, to make sure everyone knows what to do. You and a parent-type must come.

Monday, March 2 (three weeks before we leave!!!), in the THS Library, at 7pm. 

  • A DATE
  • A CLASS 
  • A JOB 
  • A TEST 
  • A RASH
Whatever it is, cancel it. And don't bring us a note from your parent, "excusing" you from the meeting. All that will tell us is that your parent thinks you don't have to follow directions. And that is not correct. People who don't follow directions do not get to go on the trip.

See you March 2! 

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Twelve Weeks Out!

Hey Band! (hey, what??)

In 12 weeks WE WILL BE IN DISNEYLAND! Oh boy!

Here's what you need to know, at this point:
  • The comprehensive list of WHO IS GOING is on the sidebar. Please, look at right now and make sure your name is where it needs to be.
  • It is time to choose roommates. EACH BAND STUDENT MUST send McKee an email with their choice. 
    1. You may say you are not particular regarding your roommates and will be happy staying with anyone.
    2. You may say you definitely want one specific person as your roommate, and you will be matched with two other people.
    3. You may say you definitely want three specific people as your roommates, for a room of 4.
    4. YOU MAY NOT submit two specific individuals for roommates. A total group of three will NOT be accepted.
Also, remember that the final date to withdraw from the trip and get a refund is January 20. Your January payment of $200 is due during January 15-20.

So excited!

Thursday, November 21, 2019

It's November! We're Four Months Out!

It may be snowing next week, but in four months we'll be in Disneyland!

Make sure YOU have your payments up to date!

Monday, September 16, 2019

Have YOU Paid Your Deposit??

OK friends, it's time to make sure you've got a spot on the trip roster. It's time for Irving and McKee to look at who is going and what that instrumentation looks like, so we need to know - now. Monday September 23 is the cutoff for letting us know you want to come. 
  • If you've paid the deposit, you're in! 
  • If you haven't but you've made arrangements with McKee, you're in! 
  • If you haven't done these things, you're NOT in! 
Make sure Irving and McKee know your intentions, now!

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Let's Take A Trip - Oh Boy!

Hello, Band friends! 

It is our custom to go on a performance tour every other year, and our very favorite place to go is Disneyland! And, if YOU are in one of our performance groups, YOU can go too!

This is the spot to find out all the information on the trip, as it becomes available. Here's what will happen:
  • We travel during the 1st half of Spring Break - leaving on Saturday March 21 and coming home Wednesday March 25
  • Performances typically include Combined Concert and Parade
  • There will also be recording/instruction clinic for Combined Concert
  • And of course, we will ride rides! 
Take a look at the sidebar for important links, including the ever-important payment schedule. 

Remember, BOOKMARK THIS PAGE and return to it frequently. All the information you need will be here!