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					                        Hopewell Middle School 8 th Grade Band
                         Music in the Parks Festival
                                Charlotte, NC
                     Friday, April 24th – Sunday, April 26th

                                   ITINERARY

Friday, April 24th
12:00pm               Students report to band room to prepare for departure and load
                      buses
12:30pm               Departure
                      Students are to bring a packed lunch to eat on the bus

5:30pm                Dinner and Evening Activity
                      Included in the trip package
                             Nascar Speedpark
                             8461-G1 Concord Mills Blvd.
                             Concord, NC 28027
                             704-979-6770

8:30pm                Departure for hotel
9:30pm                Arrival and check-in at hotel
                              Sleep Inn at Carowinds
                              3540 Lakemont Blvd.
                              Fort Mill, SC 29708
                              (803) 547-2300

10:30pm               Lights Out
                      We need plenty of rest for our morning performance!

Saturday, April 25th
6:30am               Wake-up Call
7:00am               Breakfast at hotel
7:30am               Change into uniform and load buses
                     Students are to wear their FORMAL concert attire

8:00am                Departure for performance
8:45am                Arrival at performance site
                              Lewisville Middle School
                              3595 Lancaster Hwy
                              Richburg, SC 29729

9:15am                Warm-up
9:40am                PERFORMANCE
10:05am               Change and load buses
                      Students MUST wear their red HMS Band polo shirts!
10:20am              Departure for the park
10:50am              Arrival at Carowinds
                     $20 cash will be given to each student for food
                             Carowinds
                             14523 Carowinds Boulevard
                             Charlotte, NC 28273
                             (704) 588-2600

6:00pm               Awards Ceremony in the park
                     Southside C Pavilion

8:00pm               Load buses
8:30pm               Arrival at hotel
11:00pm              Lights Out

Sunday, April 26th
8:00am               Wake-up call
9:00am               Breakfast at hotel
10:00am              Load Buses
10:30am              Departure for HMS
1:30pm               Stop for fast food lunch
                     $7 cash will be given to each student for food

2:45pm               Load buses
3:00pm               Continue to HMS
4:30pm               Arrival at HMS

                                WHAT TO BRING

 Formal Concert Attire
  Don’t forget your black socks/hose and black dress shoes!
 HMS Band Polo Shirt to wear at Carowinds
  This is not only for us to show our school spirit, but also for safety purposes.
  Students may wear shorts, capri pants, or jeans of their choosing. Sneakers are
  recommended, but not required.
 2 casual outfits
  It is supposed to be very warm in Charlotte, but keep an eye on the weather report!
  All attire MUST adhere to the HMS dress code!
 Underwear/socks
 Casual shoes and/or sneakers
 Sleepwear
 A light jacket or sweater
 Toiletries
  Bath soap, shampoo/conditioner, hair products, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste,
  contact solution, etc.
 Medication
  Important: All medication MUST be clearly labeled with the child’s name and dosage
  instructions, and given to Ms. Murphy before departure from HMS.
 Band instrument/equipment and accessories
 Band binder with concert music
 Snacks for the bus ride
 Entertainment for the bus ride
  Books, magazines, iPods/mp3 players WITH earphones, personal DVD players
  WITH earphones (G, PG, and PG-13 movies only!), personal gaming systems, decks
  of cards, bus-friendly games, etc.
 Cell phone
  This is recommended (but not required) for communication with parents and
  emergency use only. Cell phones are not to be used for casual conversations in
  public.
 A PACKED LUNCH FOR FRIDAY!
 Spending money
  All meals – with the exception of Friday’s lunch – are covered in the trip package.
  However, the students may want money to supplement this, as well as for games and
  souvenirs. I recommend at least $50-75 for the weekend. Each student must
  remember that it is his/her responsibility to keep up with spending money. The more
  money the students have, the more likely it is to disappear!

   Chaperones
   Daun D’Aversa
   Carol Eisenach
   Rodney Little

   Emergency Contact:
   Carol Eisenach - 770-262-3708

   A Final Note
   The students should be mindful that we are representatives of our school, our school
   district, and our state. They are expected to be on their absolute best behavior at all
   times. This includes keeping the noise level to a minimum in hotel rooms, following
   directions, cooperating with chaperones, and abiding by all school and county rules.
   Since this is the HMS Band’s first out-of-state, overnight trip, it is crucial that we
   fulfill this expectation so that future band students may enjoy this opportunity.
   Students who do not adhere to rules will remain with a chaperone both on the bus and
   during planned activities, and will also be subject to administrative consequences
   upon our return to school. Severe infractions will result in immediate dismissal from
   the trip.

   I am looking forward to a wonderful trip!


   Ms. Murphy

				
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