Mira Costa Band + Orchestra
Latest Carnegie E-blasts:
April 18: Carnegie Hall Trip Parent Meeting, Monday, 4/25
Mar. 14: Carnegie Final Payment Notice
Feb. 18: Carnegie Deadline Alert
Jan. 29: Student Data Forms
Jan. 19: Travel Insurance
Dec. 3: Carnegie Update
Nov. 19: MBUSD Forms
Nov. 18: Fundraising Update
Nov. 10: Carnegie Joint Meeting Recap
Sept. 24: Carnegie Clarification
Costa2Carnegie is the name of our fundraising campaign established in September 2015 to galvanize support from our community to raise the necessary funds for this trip to NYC and performance in the world famous Carnegie Hall.
We are seeking support from friends and family near and far.
Write to everyone and remember to include this link:
Together we can hit our fundraising bullseye! Participate today to lower any additional payments for ALL.
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- Next Carnegie parent meeting is n April 25.
February Fundraising Update
Please complete this insurance form if you are purchasing travel insurance. Please only send in one form per traveler (ie: multiple family members should each complete a form).
The forms, along with payment can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or if paying by check, make check payable to Artist Travel Consultants and mail to: Paula Zackeru, Artist Travel Consultants, 250 West 57th Street, Suite 1610, New York, NY 10107. All insurance forms must be received by March 1, 2016.
If you have any questions regarding insurance, please call or email Paula Zackeru, 212-707-8170 Ext. 314 or email@example.com.
November Joint Meeting Recap:
Greetings Carnegie families!
We had an informative meeting last night for our Band and Orchestra families. Here are the presentation slides from last night and below are the forms handed out last night.
MBUSD Required Forms due by December 1, 2015
Please return all 3 forms [stapled together with your student’s name clearly indicated] to the Orchestra Room.
1. Student Field Trip Code of Conduct
2. Parent Waiver and Release for the Use of Student Images and Student Work
3. Parent Parent Permission for Student Participation in Off-Campus-Carnegie Hall*
Leave page 2 requiring teacher signatures blank. We will hold onto those forms and pass back out to the students to obtain teacher signatures in the month of May, 2016
Friends & Family non-air Travel information Travel Insurance forms are listed below – if you are interested in either or both there is contact information on all pages.
1. Travel Insurance
2. Friends and Family non-air Travel Information
Please note that our airfare per person has increased from $350 to $600, bringing the total performer cost from $1,800 to $2,050. We have done extensive research to try to mitigate the original estimated airfare of $350/pp. We are traveling on a holiday weekend with a direct non-stop flight from LAX to NYC and $600 is the best we are able to do for booking 318 [students/chaperones/staff] people – on multiple flights with multiple airlines all flights departing from LAX the morning of 05-26-15 and all flights arriving late afternoon/early evening of the same day. The $250 increase will be added to the March 2016 installment, and we have been guaranteed by our travel broker that the cost ceiling is $600/pp. Please note the following language that we have been putting out since the original flyer for the Carnegie trip.
"NOTE: Airfare is quoted based on current industry standard and will be confirmed 6 months prior to departure. A price adjustment +/- will be made at that time. Items not included in above rate: Transportation and rental of instruments, checked bag fee, 3 lunches. Every effort will be made to fundraise for the transportation and rental of instruments and checked bag fees. If Boosters does not reach its target fundraising goal then those items will be added to the Performer Package."
FUNDRAISING with YOU:
We need Everyone’s help with Carnegie Fundraising and we thank you ahead of time for your support for our 265 Band and Orchestra students. There are many ways you can help. Select what you're mist comfortable with. The important thing is your participation. We can work together to raise the money needed for instruments, financial assistance and luggage fees. Here are the Fundraising hand outs from last night’s meeting – if you have questions or would like more information here are your Fundraising C2C contacts:
Band: Danielle Anderson
Orchestra: Pam Damarillo
Orchestra: Beth Nicosia
Thank you to Everyone for your help, patience and cooperation as we prepare for a trip of a lifetime for our students!
VP Ensembles, Band
September Carnegie Chaperone News
Thank you to the many parents who came to the meeting. We appreciate the time you have set aside to learn about roles, responsibilities, and requirements related to chaperoning the 260+ student musicians on the Carnegie trip. If you were not able to make it to the meeting, please review the documents below. Those who attended may find information below a good refresher.
- MBUSD Fingerprinting - contact Taliah Raoof, 310-318-7345 ext. 5914
- Proof of TB Test
In June, we asked for parent interest in chaperoning. This month, after understanding roles, responsibilities, and requirements, we ask for your commitment.
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