Welcome to Indiana Musicians Abroad

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This international tour will be with the group from the great state of Indiana. Known for fast cars at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and as the amateur sports capital of the world, the Hoosier State is the 17th most populous state in the U.S. Musicians Abroad is proud to receive an endorsement from the Indiana Music Education Association (IMEA) and Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA).


Your exact trip will be different however, your itinerary will include up to eight countries and as many as seven performances.


Day 1

Check In, Meet & Greet and Rehearsal

Get checked in to the hotel, meet your roommate and move into your room. The evening will include rehearsal, dinner, and recreation time with your newfound friends.


Day 2

Rehearsal Day

After breakfast, you’ll spend a full day in sectionals and rehearsals working on the performance literature.


Day 3

Rehearsal, Bon Voyage Concert

Your final rehearsals occur throughout the day and culminate with a concert for your family, friends and supporters. Pack up tonight so you are ready to depart early tomorrow morning.


Day 4

Travel Day

Load the coaches and transfer to the airport for departure to the United Kingdom.


Day 5

Arrive in London, Windsor Castle

Welcome to London! Pass through customs and grab your luggage. We will transfer and tour Windsor Castle, check in to your hotel and enjoy a nice dinner. Get some much needed sleep!


Day 6

London Sights, Concerts

Enjoy the sights and sounds and learn about the city on a guided panoramic tour. You’ll have some time to lunch in Borough Market, a wholesale and retail market hall in Southwark. It is one of the largest and oldest food markets in London, dating back to at least the 12th century. The Concert Choir and String Orchestra will perform.


Day 7

London Sights, Concert

After an early morning breakfast, off we go to experience the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. Changing of The King’s Guard takes place in front of Buckingham Palace at 10:45 a.m.. Next, you’ll visit the Tower of London, officially His Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortres. The Tower of London is a historic castle on the north bank of the River Thames. The Concert Band will have a performance then you’ll have a leisurely evening to enjoy the city. You might want to see a Broadway show in the West End.


Day 8

Ferry Ride, Paris

You’ll be up early to check out of the hotel as we make our way to France. Board the ferry in Dover and arrive in Calais. On to Paris and hotel check in and dinner.


Day 9

Paris Sights, Concerts

Paris is the city of love 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 and String Orchestra perform followed by a dinner cruise on the Seine River.


Day 10

Palace of Versailles, Concert, Montmartre

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, 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.


Day 11

Travel to Switzerland, Swiss Folklore Dinner

Time to load up the suitcase and board the coaches. You’ll be mesmerized by the beauty of the terrain as we travel to Switzerland. Tonight, we will have dinner in Lucerne.


Day 12

Walking Tour of Lucerne, Concerts

After breakfast, enjoy a guided walking tour of Lucerne. All three ensembles will have performances today followed by dinner and some rest ahead of a busy day tomorrow.


Day 13

Mount Pilatus, Travel to Germany

Grab a good breakfast and check out of the hotel. You’ll see breathtaking views from Mount Pilatus, a mountain massif overlooking Lucerne in Central Switzerland. It is composed of several peaks, of which the highest is named Tomlishorn. Then we’ll be off to Germany. After a quick stop for lunch in Vaduz, a small alpine town which serves as the capital of Liechtenstein, we arrive in Oberammergau for the night. Check in and have dinner at the hotel.


Day 14

Dachau, Concerts

Just outside Munich, you’ll experience Dachau Concentration Camp. Dachau was one of the first concentration camps built by Nazi Germany and the longest running one, opening in March of 1933. The camp was initially intended to intern Hitler’s political opponents, which consisted of communists, social democrats and other dissidents. You’ll have free time for shopping and lunch in Munich then all ensembles will perform at Ammergauerhaus. Dinner tonight will be back in Oberammergau.


Day 15

Travel to Salzburg, Neuschwanstein Castle

Enjoy a great traditional breakfast and load your suitcase once again as we begin our travel to Salzburg. On our way, you’ll visit Neuschwanstein Castle, a 19th-century historicist palace on a rugged hill of the foothills of the Alps in the very south of Germany, near the border with Austria. We’ll also make a stop in Innsbruck before arriving in Salzburg for hotel check in and dinner.


Day 16

Walking Tour of Salzburg, Concerts, Farewell Dinner

Start the day with a hearty breakfast as we begin our final full day overseas. You’ll learn all about Salzburg with a guided walking tour. All ensembles will perform today followed by a special Farewell Dinner.


Day 17

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.

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.

Sunday, April 14, 2024 • 3:00 PM
Zionsville MS • Cafetorium
900 Ford Rd, Zionsville, IN 46077
Host • Chris Murray

Monday, April 15, 2024 • 6:00 PM
Pendleton Heights HS • Band Room
1 Arabian Drive Pendleton, IN 46064
Hosts • Chris Taylor, Erin Strayer

Sunday, April 21, 2024 • 3:00 PM
Clark Pleasant MS • Band Room
1354 East Worthsville Road, Greenwood, IN 46143
Hosts • Katy Briel, Kate Lang, Daniel Watson

Sunday, April 21, 2024 • 3:00 PM
Goshen HS • Orchestra Room
401 Lincolnway E, Goshen, IN 46526
Hosts • Chris Taylor, Rachel Horning, Josh Hren

Thursday, April 25, 2024 • 6:00 PM
Northview HS • Choir Room
3150 W. State Road 340 Brazil, IN 47834
Hosts • Brenda Buchanan, Scott Bradford

Sunday, April 28, 2024 • 3:00 PM
Helfrich Park MS • Cafeteria
2603 W Maryland St, Evansville, IN 47712
Host • Doug Goodwin

Tuesday, April 30, 2024 • 6:00 PM
Carroll HS • Small Auditorium
3701 Carroll Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46818
Hosts • Chris Taylor, Doug Hassell, Tavis Schlicker

Wednesday, May 1, 2024 • 6:00 PM
Carmel HS • Room P152
520 E Main St, Carmel, IN 46032
Hosts • Nicole DeGuire, Heather Nieto, Eric Thornbury

Thursday, May 2, 2024 • 6:00 PM
Bedford North Lawrence HS • Band Room
595 Stars Blvd, Bedford, IN 47421
Hosts • Scott Bradford, Jim Jones

Monday, May 6, 2024 • 6:00 PM
Silver Creek HS • Band Room
557 Renz Ave, Sellersburg, IN 47172
Hosts • Jenny Jochim, Doug Goodwin

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 • 6:00 PM
Munster HS • Band Room
8808 Columbia Ave, Munster, IN 46321
Hosts • Nicole DeGuire, Elliot Smith

Meetings updated as of 04.17.24

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