The Garland High School Orchestras Spring Tour 2015
The Southern Star Festival of
Panama City Bach, Florida
April 22-26 2015
Wednesday, April 22 – leave GHS about 10:00 PM. Bring a blanket and
pillow as we spend the night on the bus.
Thursday, April 23 – Arrive in Panama City Beach; Check into Beachcomber condominiums.
Hang out at pure white sand beach and/or pool.
& Dinner in or near the Beachcomber (on your own). There is a Winn-Dixie Supermarket and other eating
Friday, April 24 – Buffet Breakfast; Music Festival, Beach Time, Bowling, Skating, Pool
Saturday, April 25 – Buffet Breakfast, Shipwreck Island Water Park, Cookout lunch at Shipwreck
Park, Beach Time, Awards Ceremony
Sunday, April 26 – Load bus and start home; Arrive back at GHS in the evening. (Next
day is a school student holiday.)
Cost: $450.00 per person –
Cost is based upon 6 students per room – any student in a room below maximum occupancy may be subject to
an “empty bed” surcharge (estimated to be about $35.00 per student)
Activities included in the package price: All
Transportation; 3 nights in hotel; At least 4 meals will be provided in the package;
Admission to two area attractions; Music Festival entry fees.
Transportation: Chartered Eurocoach
bus (Lone Star Coaches).
Gulf front hotel in Panama City Beach (Beachcomber
By The Sea)
Meals: 2 breakfast
buffets and 2 other meals are included in the package price. Depending on available funds, we will try
to include some other meals.
meals will be paid for by the student.
the way it works: There
must be a minimum of 40 students to pay the deposit and submit the permission form by October 3,
in order for the trip to be confirmed. If there
are not 40 students enrolled by the end of the day, the trip will be canceled, deposit checks will be returned and
no other trip will be planned for this school year. Due to the number of seats of a bus,
the maximum number of students allowed to go will be limited to 45.
Any others wishing to go may have their name placed on a waiting list and will be given a chance to
go only if any participating students withdraw from the trip.
Chaperones: GISD faculty and parents as per GISD school board
guidelines. We will need at least 4 parents to come along. If your parent is interested,
have them contact Mr. Peacock via email. Cost
for chaperones will be $335.00 each. All chaperones fees must be paid by March 27, 2014
Payments: Payment may be made
in full or according to this schedule:
October 3, 2014 – Deposit of $75.00
(non-refundable) along with permission form will
place on the trip. Fund raising money may not be used for deposits.
October 31 $75.00
December 5 $75.00
January 30 $75.00 (all accounts must be paid up to date at this time)
February 27 $75.00
Failure to keep payments
current may result in cancellation of your reservation!
The Fine Print – Please Read!!!
Designated profits from GHS Orchestra and Orchestra Booster Club fund-raisers may be used to defray
to the cost of the
trip for all participants. Fundraising
money cannot be used as the deposit. All fundraising money will be applied to the
final payment. All fundraising funds, while they can be used to defray trip payments, remain the
property of the GISD or
the GHS Orchestra Boosters. If
any student must drop out of the trip for any reason before February 27, 2015, refunds
will be made on a pro-rated basis depending on policies of the travel agent. The orchestra
will attempt to return as much
money as possible (minus deposit and fundraising
contributions) but please understand that once money has been sent
travel agent, refunds will be limited. After February 27, 2015, refunds will not be available.
Students must be
eligible under State of Texas “no pass
– no play” regulations to participate in the Spring Trip. The first 45 students to
submit a deposit and permission form will be guaranteed a spot on the trip. All others will
be placed on a waiting list and
be admitted on a “space available”
All Times Posted are Subject to CHANGE –
Most Current Information will be posted in CHARMS and at OWLORCH.NET