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					23rd September 2010
 verview 1. Our Journey
O         2. Objectives
              3. About WCF
          4. Tentative itinerary
             5. Expectations
           6. Communications
               7. Timeline
             8. Next Briefing
                 9. Q &A
        Our Journey
• 2003 – Musical, “The Inventor’s Hall of Fame”
      Our Journey
• 2005 – “ A Night of Young Stars”
     Our Journey
• 2007 – Musical “The Best Little Theatre in Town”
      Our Journey
• 2008 – The 19th Australian International Music
                     Festival
       Our Journey
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     Objectives
•To foster in our members a lifelong
 appreciation for music

•To improve on individual singing
 techniques

•To allow our members to experience
 a wide variety of musical styles,
 performance venues, and magical
 moments
     Objectives
•To raise the members’ confidence
and awareness on stage.
•To encourage members to evaluate
their own performances through
competition
•To help members in respecting
others from different schools and
countries by performing with and for
them.
     Objectives
•To strengthen relationships among
 To
the members based on working
together toward a common goal

•To provide members a fun, happy
 To
and positive experience that will
become the highlight of their primary
school lives
       About the festival
      • Rehearsals and Sound Checks
• Festival participant groups are adjudicated
            with written comments.
• Each group to receive Gold, Silver or Bronze
                    award.
   • Each group to receive 90-minute
                           90-
         Masterclass conducted
      by a designated adjudicator
       About the festival
 • Disney Magic Music Days performance at the Park

  • A Youth Education Series Workshop at the Park

       • A Choir exchange with a local school

          • Gala Dinner and Award ceremony

• Directed by Dr. Eugene Rogers, USA, Director
  of Choral Activities at Macalester College in St.
                   Paul, Minnesota
   Director of the Disneyland Hong Kong Winter
                   Choral Festival
             Fare includes
• Return economy air ticket by Cathay Pacific
  Airways class ticket
• All Airport Taxes
• 4 night Hotel accommodations at L’Hotel
  Nina et Convention Centre
• Air-conditioned land transportation
• Sightseeing Tour in Hong Kong
• Full board Meals
            Fare includes
• An English-speaking group Festival Manager
• An English-speaking Festival Chaperone
• Two Day admission to Hong Kong Disneyland
• Disney Magic Music Days performance at the
  Park
• 90-minute Masterclass conducted
by a designated adjudicator for
Individual Choirs
             Fare includes
• Gala dinner@ Disneyland Hotel
• A Youth Education Series Workshop at the
  Park
• A Choir exchange with a local school
• Extra Sure Travel Insurance Coverage
             Fare excludes
• Personal expenses
• Visa fee for foreign Passport Holder
• Registration fees (paid by SMPS)
         Tentative Itinerary
Day 1 Singapore – Hong Kong (6th Dec)
• Departure from Singapore to HK
- CX 714 1125 / 1510
• Transfer to Venues
• Dinner at Local Restaurant
• Hotel – L’Hotel Nina et Convention Centre
   Check-in
http://www.lhotelhk.com/eng/
        Tentative Itinerary
Day 2 Hong Kong (7th Dec)
• Morning Call
• Breakfast
• Full-Day Adjudication @ Cinderella Ballroom,
   Hong Kong Disneyland Convention Centre
  (Performing an original composition
  by Beng Wenfu : I want to be a dancer)
• Lunch
• Disneyland (Free & Easy)
• Dinner
        Tentative Itinerary
Day 3 Hong Kong (8th Dec)
• Morning Call
• Breakfast
• Masterclass with designated adjudicator
• Youth Education Series (YES) Workshop at
  the Park
• Lunch
• Disneyland (Free n Easy)
• Dinner
        Tentative Itinerary
Day 4 Hong Kong (9th Dec)
• Morning Call
• Breakfast
• Exchange with local HK school
• Lunch
• Gala Dinner & Award ceremony
@ Royal Banquet Hall – HK Disneyland Park
• Back to Hotel
         Tentative Itinerary
Day 5 Hong Kong – Singapore (10th Dec)
• Morning Call
• Hotel Check-Out
• Breakfast
• Lunch at a local restaurant
• Half-Day Skyline Tour: Tram-Ride up Victoria
   Peak and Avenue of Stars
• Lunch
• Transfer to HK Airport
• Flight back to Singapore
- CX 711 1600/1945
     Expectations
•   Sense of responsibility
•   Discipline
•   Commitment
•   Spirit of Camaraderie
              Tour Fare
              Agent: Golden Travel
• S$1535 per student (below 12 years old)
(Triple-Sharing)

• S$1660 per student (12 years old and above)
  (Triple-Sharing)
       Tour Fare - Subsidy

• School subsidy : $300
  – For Singapore Citizen only
  – If subsidy has not been already given


• Edusave
  - For Singapore Citizen only
  - Recommended to withdraw
  $300 or $500 (Check amount available)
 Withdrawal of Edusave Funds

 Parents who wish to check the
 balance in your child’s Edusave
account, you may wish to call the
Edusave Phone Enquiry System at
           6260 0777.
     Timeline – Payment

      Time                  Item                By
By end of Sept   Non-refundable deposit of   Parents
                 payment of $300
Early November   Payment of remaining        Parents
                 amount of the tour fare*
Pre-trip Briefing
      • End November
    • Pre-trip checklist
   • By the tour agency
• Notification will be sent
      out at a later date
•Regular updates via emails/ phone calls
 a) Miss Adeline Goh (Tel: 6338 4915)
 Email add: goh_tung_li_adeline@moe.edu.sg

 b) Mrs Pamela Yeo (Tel: 6338 4804)
 Email add: chew_huan_pei_pamela@moe.edu.sg

 c) Miss Chow Yee Sun (Tel: 6334 1747 )
 Email add: chow_yee_sun@moe.edu.sg

 d) Mrs Mandy Teo (Tel: 6338 4614) Singapore contact
 Email add: li_yuen_mun@moe.edu.sg
          Who is going?
• 48 selected choir members
• Choir teachers-in-Charge:
  Miss Adeline Goh, Mrs Pamela Yeo,
  Miss Chow Yee Sun
• Teachers: Miss Yvonne Seng, Miss PL Low
• Choir instructor: Ms Lim Bee Na
• Accompanist: Mrs Sharon Koh
• Adult-pupil ratio - 1 : 6
                 Choir Practices for
                 Hong Kong Group
• Sept to Nov : Wednesdays & Fridays
• Nov / Dec Hols prior to WCF : Intensive training*

Notifications will given at a later date.

* Dates will be given upon confirmation with choir
  instructor

				
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