Nearly every academic year, the Nauset High School Music Department takes on some big challenges and adventures.  This year is shaping up to be a busy and exciting year!  Special performance opportunities are already scheduled.  Fund raising opportunities for this trip are already in place (see the boosters' page).  Our goal is 100% participation.  The directors and boosters will do everything in their power to ensure that every student that would like to travel this spring will have that opportunity.  These trips are educational, bonding, and extraordinary learning opportunities.  In the recent past, we have performed in Dublin Ireland, Montreal, Quebec, New York City, NY, Boston, MA, Annapolis, MD, Philadelphia, PA and many other venues. 

THIS YEAR'S DESTINATION IS ATLANTA GEORGIA. 

The Latest:

We are presently working with our travel company to try to make this trip accessible for all music students that wish to participate.  We also understand that fund-raising is a necessary part of most family's planning toward a trip of this size.  We are having students sell fruit to help defray trips costs.  In addition, the Nauset Music Boosters have been very generous in the past in paying for some major components of our annual trip.  They are working diligently to help raise funds for that organization through a few ambitious endeavors (such as the third annual "A Taste for Music" [Nov 3rd] and our 17th annual WinterFest {Dec 2}).

  • As we informed parents of at the music open house on October 7th, we have a deadline upcoming of $100 pp.  This is a non-refundable* payment required to reserve a seat on the plane for each student and adult participating in the trip.  {We booked the flights early and received a great quote on airfare of $290 pp round trip (based on Thursday morning and Monday return)} However, this means an additional hotel night, breakfast, etc. 
  • The Music Department has established a four-year cycle in their spring trips. This ensures every student has similar opportunities for travel and experiences.  We are presently in year one of the cycle. If year three is a particularly ambitious goal, we opt for no trip the previous year to allow students/parents/boosters two years for fund raising goals.  Our last large trip was in 2015-2016 and we traveled throughout Ireland with 103 students and 10 adults.
    • Year One: Large Domestic
    • Year Two: Close by (NYC, BOS, Montreal, etc) or none
    • Year Three: Large Trip (Domestic or International?) 
    • Year Four: Close by (NYC, BOS, Montreal) or none.
  • The estimated total cost of the trip, based on quad occupancy, is estimated to be approximately $950 pp (see breakdown below).  This would be an all-inclusive price of all meals, air and ground transportation, events, and activities.  (However, we are still trying to finalize activities for the trip and costs could fluctuate).  This price is also before any fund-raising or donations have been equated.
  • We will be posting an itemized list of the cost for each meal, activity, festival costs, airfare, etc in an effort to remain transparent about this trip.  We are constantly trying to balance providing an educational, memorable and fun-filled trip with trip cost and student enrollment.
  • Our goal is that 100% of music students participate.  However, we realize this is never realized.  With that understanding, each director has to make the decision for each group's participation and travel based on total enrollment for that group.  If, for example, most of a bass section/low brass is not traveling, it may not be viable for that group to participate in the music festival individually.
  • Once the number of students/adults travelling is purchased through the deposit, we cannot add travelers or delete travelers without incurring substantial penalties.  This is our final number.  Students will only be added on a standby basis (to take the place of another student)
  • Parents, please take the time to register your student with our touring company by FOLLOWING THIS LINK.  Our trip ID is 151,920.  Follow the directions provided and read the terms and conditions.  We need this completed for every travelling person, adult or student.
Above is the presentation given to students on November 6th and 7th in anticipation of their deposits. Pause as needed.

Fundraising Opportunities: November 2017: Fall Fruit Sale, February 2018: Sheet Sale, March 2018: Mattress Sale

Group Fundraising Opportunities:  Dec 2017: WinterFest, March 2018: Pops Concert, 

Cost Breakdown  as of November 8, 2017.  PLEASE NOTe: the ground transportation has not been factored into this quoted price of $908 pp above

Cost Breakdown  as of November 8, 2017.  PLEASE NOTe: the ground transportation has not been factored into this quoted price of $908 pp above

Payment Deadlines:

  • November 17, 2017             $100 pp
  • January 13, 2018                 $200 pp
  • February 10, 2018              $200 pp
  • March 10, 2018                   Final Balance less all fundraising, donations, scholarships, etc (Boosters and individual)

*the airline/festival company will not refund the cost of the seat once purchased.  The student would have to find another music student to take his/her place to have the money repaid.