Sunday, June 12, 2016


We are proud to announce our first Band Performance Trip to Washington DC!

We are still in the final stages of plans so please be patient as we finalize all of the reservations and itineraries, but I wanted to notify everyone so they can begin to save. Continue to check back with our blog for future updates.
When: November 18th - 20th
Who: Any 1st Semester Marching Band Member
(May later be opened to Colorguard depending on space) 
For your child's safety and the safety of other students currently parents are not permitted to travel with students on this trip only CCS certified teachers will be permitted to accompany students and  serve as chaperones.
How Much: $360  Thanks to the help from our band boosters we were able to make the trip very affordable for students
What is Included: All meals except one fast food on the way and one on the way back, hotel, sightseeing admissions, bus cost and possibly a trip t-shirt.  
Payment Plan: July, August, September, October $90 each 
payment plans can be arranged to fit your needs this is just a suggestion to help spread out payments. 
$180 deposit due by August 30th and all payments due by October 10th   
As stated before we are still finalizing details with the travel agents and performance locations this is just the initial information so you can begin to make saving plans. There will be tons more info, field trip paperwork, rules, guidelines, what to pack, what to ware and answers to all your questions as the school year begins. if you have any questions or concerns feel free to email me

South Columbus High School Band
Washington D.C.  2016
REVISED with estimated motorcoach cost 4/13/16

Friday:             Depart Tabor City, NC at 6:00 AM for an approximate 7 hour trip

November 18  Lunch en route at own expense
                        Arrive Washington D.C. at approximately 1:00 PM and meet tour director
Smithsonian Museums South side of the Mall: Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian African Art Museum
Dinner at Union Station followed by Evening guided tour of the Nation’s Capital:
                        Jefferson Memorial                 Iwo Jima                     Washington Monument
                        Capitol (outside only)              Kennedy Center          White House (outside only)
Hotel check-in
 Saturday:         Breakfast at hotel
November 19  Sightseeing:  Arlington National Cemetery, Ford’s Theatre,
     Petersen House with Hard Rock Café Area
Boxed Lunch from Carmine’s
Performance at a US Memorial (TBD) as scheduled by US Park Service
Sightseeing:  Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Monument, World War II Memorial, Franklin Roosevelt Memorial
Smithsonian Museums North side of the Mall: Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and The National Gallery of Art
                        Dinner at Magill’s Pizza Buffet with DJ Dance Party
 Sunday:           Breakfast at hotel followed by check-out
November 20  National Zoo with Lunch
Final exploration time at the National Mall & Smithsonian Museums
Depart for home at 3:00 PM for an approximate 7 hour trip
                        Dinner en route at own expense
Arrive Tabor City, NC at approximately 10:00 PM
TRIP INCLUDES:   Roundtrip motorcoach transportation, driver rooms and gratuity
                                    2 nights hotel accommodations with interior corridors (quad occupancy)
                                    2 nights private hotel security
2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners
                                    All admissions, entrance fees, taxes and most gratuities
                                    Lanyard, luggage tag, and string backpack for all participants

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