03-10-2009 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #27


Title
Field Trip: Merritt Island High Band to Washington, DC

Discussion

Merritt Island High School Band consisting of eighty (80) students is planning to attend an on-stage clinic by the Music Festival's Inc. festival clinicians in Washington, D. C. from April 22 through April 25, 2009.  They will have one (1) teacher and ten (10) chaperones accompanying them.  While on the trip, there will be opportunity for sightseeing to The Smithsonian Institute, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, WWI, WWII, Korea and Vietnam Memorials, The U. S. Capitol, Arlington Cemetery, and possibly a tour of the White House. 

All travel arrangements are being completed through Music Festival's.  They will travel overnight Wednesday and arrive in Washington, DC on Thursday morning.  Students will be given several opportunities to raise money through fundraisers throughout the school year.  In the event that a student doesn't have enough the band booster club would assist in covering the costs.  There will be no cost to the district.



Recommendation
Approve the request for Merritt Island High School Band consisting of eighty (80) students, one (1) teacher and ten (10) chaperones to attend an on-stage clinic by the Music Festival's Inc. festival clinicians in Washington, D. C. between April 22 and April 25, 2009.  Students will miss two (2) days of school.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 2/24/2009
Consent after Information3/10/2009

Authority for Action
Procedures and Criteria for Field Trips

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

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

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program

Contact
Gary Shiffrin, Principal, 454-1000
Sandra Demmon, Area III Superintendent, 633-1000, x411


Attachment:  MIHS Band DC trip.pdf