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Your Next Trip is June 14-30, 2025

This international tour will be with a group from the great state of Arizona. Best known for the Grand Canyon, Arizona is the 14th most populous state. With much of the terrain desert, the state bird is the cactus wren and flower the saguaro cactus blossom. Famous for fry bread, chimichangas and Sonoran hot dogs, you’ll find plenty of good eats in the Grand Canyon State.

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Most Recent Itinerary Update: April 15, 2024


Saturday, June 14, 2025

Pre-Tour Camp

Check in at the school, meet new friends and begin rehearsals.


Sunday, June 15, 2025

Pre-Tour Camp

Arrive at the school and spend a full day in sectionals and rehearsals working on the performance literature.


Monday, June 16, 2025

Pre-Tour Camp – Bon Voyage Concert

An early morning and more rehearsal before the Bon Voyage concert for family and friends. Repack your suitcase before bed.


Tuesday, June 17, 2025

Travel Day to London

Meet your group at the designated locations at airport this morning. Next stop, the United Kingdom!


Wednesday, June 18, 2025

Arrive in London, London City Tour

Welcome to London! Pass through customs and grab your luggage for a panoramic bus tour of London. Sights include Buckingham Palace, Palace of Westminster with Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, Hyde Park, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tower of London and Tower Bridge. Check-in to your hotel and enjoy dinner in the area. Get some much needed sleep!


Thursday, June 19, 2025

Windsor Castle, Concert

You’ll be up early for breakfast and then we are off to an audio guided tour of Windsor Castle, the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. You’ll see the Castle Precincts, State Apartments, Ceremonial rooms, Moat Room, Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House, St George’s Chapel and the Changing the Guard ceremony. The Concert Choir will perform.


Friday, June 20, 2025

Tower of London, Concert, West End Show

Standing guard by the River Thames, The Tower is an impressive London landmark. Discover the secrets that lie within its walls, marvel at the breathtaking Crown Jewels, stand on the site where three English queens were beheaded and explore the myths and legends that make a visit to The Tower a fantastic day out. The Concert Band will give an outdoor performance in Victoria Embankment Garden. Tonight, you will have free time to explore the area or see a Broadway show in the West End.


Saturday, June 21, 2025

Transfer to Paris

You’ll be up early to check out of the hotel as we make our way to France.


Sunday, June 22, 2025

Palace of Versailles, Concert

After breakfast, you’ll board the coaches to travel to Versailles Palace, the summer palace of Louis XIV. Admire the state apartments, Chapel and the Hall of Mirrors. There are numerous historical buildings in Versailles, including the one in which, on September 3, 1783, the Government of British King George III, by signing the Treaty of Versailles, recognized the independence of the 13 United States. Following the Concert Band performance, enjoy a dinner cruise on the Seine River.


Monday, June 23, 2025

Paris Sights, Concert, Montmartre

Paris is the city of light and offers many sights including Notre-Dame Cathedral, Arc de Triomphe and The Louvre Museum. Shopping and the excitement of the city abound. The Concert Choir will perform then we’re off to Montmartre. The charming hilltop Montmartre district, also known as La Butte, is a former artists' village once inhabited by Picasso and Dalí, and home to the domed Sacré-Cœur basilica. Scale the many steps up to Montmartre for an amazing view of the city and wonderful dinner.


Tuesday, June 24, 2025

Travel to Lucerne, Swiss Folklore Dinner

Traditional Swiss customs and usages, with alphorns, cowbells, national costumes, flag throwing and yodeling will make your visit to the Stadtkeller an unforgettable experience with a unique combination of good food, music and fun.


Wednesday, June 25, 2025

Walking Tour of Lucerne

Highlights of the tour include the medieval Altstadt (old town), Lion Monument and the covered Kapellbrücke Chapel Bridge from 1333. All ensembles will have performances today.


Thursday, June 26, 2025

Mount Pilatus, Liechtenstein, Travel to Oberammergau

Today will begin with the Pilatus Mountain Excursion. In Alpnachstad, you’ll board the steepest cogwheel railway in the world to reach the summit of 2,132 meters above sea level. The breathtaking panorama and view of the Alpine massif and its mountain range do their part to make your stay unforgettable. After some leisure time, glide down to Kriens on the aerial cableway Dragon Ride and on the Panorama gondolas. Following lunch, you’ll travel to Bavaria, including a stop at Vaduz. Vaduz is an alpine town and capital of Liechtenstein, a German speaking sovereign state situated in the Alps. When we arrive in Bavaria, check-in at your hotel and have a group dinner in Oberammergau, a village of noted wood carvers. Over 2,000 village residents perform a world-famous Passion Play every 10 years, fulfilling a promise made by the town in 1634, if God would spare it from the bubonic plague.


Friday, June 27, 2025

Munich, Dachau, Concerts

Just northwest of Munich lies KZ gedenkstaette Dachau, the infamous concentration camp that became the model for all other camps established by the Nazi regime across Europe. From its famous motto, inscribed in iron over the camp entrance, "Arbeit Macht Frei" (work makes (you) free), to its now-restored barracks, and to memories of its fine camp orchestra, a visit to Dachau gives insight into the horrors visited on political prisoners, Jews, Gypsies and others prior to and during the Second World War. While it was in operation, more than 200,000 prisoners from over 30 countries passed through Dachau's main gate. U.S. Forces liberated the camp in April of 1945. You'll have a chance to spend some time for lunch in the Munich city center today followed by our return to Oberammergau for a joint performance at the Ammergauerhaus and dinner.


Saturday, June 28, 2025

Neuschwanstein Castle, Innsbruck, Salzburg

It’s up early and on the road to Neuschwanstein Castle. Commissioned in 1868 by King Ludwig II of Bavaria as his personal retreat, Neuschwanstein's amazing towers and picture-perfect setting have been enchanting visitors and architects since its completion in 1886. Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle is modeled after this Bavarian masterpiece. After your visit, you’ll make a lunch stop in Innsbruck on the way to Salzburg.


Sunday, June 29, 2025

Walking Tour of Salzburg, Concerts, Farewell Dinner

Take a walking tour of the historic center of Salzburg with your local guide. Highlights of the tour include the Baroque Old Town, Hohensalzburg Fortress, Salzburg Cathedral, Mirabell Gardens, St Peter’s Catacombs and Cemetery and Mozart’s birthplace. All ensembles will have a performance today at Mirabell Gardens. Enjoy a special farewell dinner tonight to celebrate the end of your European adventure!


Monday, June 30, 2025

Flights Home

It’s the last morning of a magnificent tour filled with experiences that will stay with you forever. We’re off to Munich International Airport for departure. Today you will gain back the six hours you lost on your flight to London many days ago! We return to the U.S. excited, enthused and exhausted yet enriched.

Itinerary updated as of 04.15.24

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In general, you should plan to attend the meeting nearest your home. If you can't make the meeting nearest your home, you may attend any other meeting that fits your schedule. We do encourage students and parents to take advantage of the earliest meeting date possible. Meetings will last approximately one hour. During the meeting, you will meet the music directors and local staff.

Friday, May 3, 2024
6:30 PM
Casa Grande Union HS
2730 N. Trekell Rd. Casa Grande, AZ 85122
Host: Martin Hebda

Saturday, May 4, 2024
6:30 PM
Corona del Sol HS
Park near the Auditorium in the large lot off of Knox Rd.
1001 East Knox Rd. Tempe, AZ 85284
Host: David DuPlessis

Sunday, May 5, 2024
2:00 PM
Rincon University HS
421 N. Arcadia Ave. Tucson, AZ 85711 Host: Jeff Marchant

Friday, May 10, 2024
6:30 PM
Glendale HS
Cafeteria (Please park by the football stadium)
6216 W. Glendale Ave. Glendale, AZ 85301
Host: Julie Trent

Saturday, May 11, 2024
6:30 PM
Basha HS
5990 S. Val Vista Dr. Chandler, AZ 85249
Host: Shawn Schive

Monday, May 13, 2024
6:30 PM
Flagstaff HS
Band Room
400 W. Elm Ave. Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Host: Rick McEnaney

Tuesday, May 14, 2024
6:30 PM
Boulder Creek HS
Mini Auditorium
40404 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy. Anthem, AZ 85086
Host: Kirk Douglas

Wednesday, May 15, 2024
6:30 PM
Catalina Foothills HS
4300 E Sunrise Dr, Tucson, AZ 85718
Host: Renee Shane-Boyd

Monday, May 20, 2024
6:30 PM
Mountain View HS
2700 E. Brown Rd. Mesa, AZ 85213
Host: Adam Risch

Meetings updated as of 04.30.24

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