02-09-2016 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #26

Melbourne High School Band Trip to Atlanta, Georgia


The Melbourne High School Band is requesting Board approval to conduct a performance based field trip to Atlanta, Georgia, on March 19-21, 2016.

Approximately 90 students and 10 chaperones plan to charter a motor coach to Atlanta.  The group will be staying at the Hampton Inn, Douglassville, GA, for two nights.  The students will be conducting a public band performance at the Georgia Aquarium as well as visiting the Aquarium, World of Coke, Six Flags Over Georgia, and the Skyview Observation Wheel. 

The anticipated cost for students and chaperones is no more than $400 per person.  The cost includes motor coach transportation, hotel, tickets for the venues, and meals.  Fundraisers have been provided throughout the school year to allow students to offset the cost.  There will be no cost to the District.

The group will depart Melbourne High School at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 19, 2016, and return at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Monday, March 21, 2016.  No school will missed since the group will depart on Saturday morning and return on Monday which is the first day of Spring Break.

Approve the Melbourne High School Band trip to Atlanta, Georgia, on March 19-21, 2016.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 1/19/2016
Consent after Information2/9/2016

Authority for Action
Procedures & Criteria for Field Trips

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom

Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

Cost Center


James C. Kirk, Principal, Melbourne High School -- 321-952-5880

Dr. Mark W. Mullins, South Area Superintendent -- 321-254-0340

Attachment:  Melbourne High Band - Atlanta, GA - March 2016.pdf