New York, New York !(information about travel in the coming school year)

As many of you know, the music department was planning a trip to New York in the Spring of 2021. The plan had been to sign up kids and collect deposits in April/May which would give parents and families the full year to save money for the trip. Unfortunately all of that was thrown out the window this spring.

As we know the COVID-19 landscape is changing weekly and we hope we will have the chance to travel in 2021. I want to let students and families know the music department is still working with the district and our travel agency to prepare for a trip in the Spring of 2021 but that it will only take place if it is safe to do so. Students and families can expect to see information about that trip coming out in September but no money will be collected until we know we can make it happen. I’ve encouraged students to save money over the summer if possible as the 6-day trip to New York will be approx. $2,800 CAN.

If New York is no possible we will look at some opportunities within Canada (both Sr. Wind and Sr. Jazz have been invited to Musicfest: The Nationals in the Spring of 2021). We will also be working to go ahead with our trip to the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival if it is safe to do so as well as a possible Jr. Band trip to Whistler.

I hope all our Graham Music families have a safe and relaxing summer.

Monkman

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