10-25-2011 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #24


Title
Field Trip - Rockledge High, Band and Orchestra to attend the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, DC

Discussion
Rockledge High School Music Program will travel on Lynx charter busses to Washington, DC to watch the National Symphony Orchestra in concert at The Kennedy Center.  Students will plan ahead and get the necessary makeup work for the days that will be missed.  During their time in Washington, DC, they will have the opportunity to watch the orchestra in their rehearsal, have a master class with the conductor and section leaders, and watch them perform in concert.  Each student will then write a two page paper on their performance and what they learned.  When not at the performance the students will tour different sites in Washington, DC, which includes:  Smithsonian, National Monuments and Observances, Capital Building, National Archives, and the Library of Congress.  The cost of the trip will be $429.00.  All students will have the opportunity to participate in five fund raisers to help off set the cost of the trip.  This trip will be at no cost to the district and no student will be excluded due to the lack of funds.  The schedule for this trip allows the students to return on Monday evening giving the students the full week of spring break to spend with their families.  There will be planned meetings for participants to insure all parents are fully informed about trip details.  Approximately 70 Rockledge High School  Music students, one Rockledge High School teacher, string consultant and five (5) registered chaperones (three males and two (2) females) will participate. 

Recommendation
Approve the Rockledge High, Band and Orchestra to attend the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, DC, March 22-26, 2012.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 10/11/2011
Consent after Information10/25/2011

Authority for Action
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

Tony Hines, Principal, Rockledge High, 636-3711

Sandra Demmon, Central Area Superintendent, 633-1000 X 411




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