Monday, February 27, 2012

Marine World 12!!

Dear Students and Parents

The students and I are very excited about the possibility of performing at Marine World Discovery Kingdom on May 19, 2012! As you may know, California Ed Code prohibits any student from being excluded from a field trip because of an inability to pay. While we have always honored this aspect of the law, we are now required to ask for “donations” for the trip rather than asking for “fees”. Of course, our costs remain whether or not enough “donations” are collected to finance the trip. Our recent trip to the SF Symphony cost $880 more than we were able to collect in donations. Sadly, many trips have had to be cancelled because of this semantic change. All WMS Honor Band students are invited to attend our potential trip to perform at Marine World on May 19th, 2012. (As you may remember from the syllabus, this event is considered extra curricular - there is no penalty or bonus for attending.) We are absolutely delighted because this "in park" performance opportunity will actually be substantially cheaper than the participation in the Music in the Parks Festivals we have attended in the past. The cost of the trip will be $45 - $51.50: $26.50 for the Marine World ticket and $20 - $25 for bus transportation for each student attending. (We will be able to determine the exact cost when we have an accurate count of attendees.) We are also happy to purchase additional tickets for family members at the reduced rate, but we will need to reserve bus space for our performers. We are so grateful that we are able to provide this enhanced performance opportunity at a far better price
In order to secure the tickets and bus transportation for the "Celebrate the Arts" program, we need to get an accurate count of attendees. We also need to know whether we can collect enough in “donations” to make the trip. Please fill out the form attached to this letter and return it no later than March 8th. Parents, please consider joining us as a chaperone. Because of the logistical concerns in performing in the park, we will need plenty of support!! We hope you can join us. Thanks!
Steve Mitchell

My child ___________________________ would like to attend.
We will be able to make a donation for a:

____________ Student Ticket
____________ Bus Transportation
____________ Additional Tickets

My child ________________________would like to attend but we are unable to make a donation.

____________ I would be willing to chaperone.

________________________ Name
________________________ Phone or email address

My child ____________________________ will be unable to attend.

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