2017 TOUR POWERPOINT: Overview of Tour Expectations, Requirements, current itinerary and more. Please read this BEFORE you complete the Student Tour Interest Form.
Why New Orleans?
The conversation began in 2013 when the Pioneer Orchestras traveled to San Francisco. New Orleans was the alternate destination chosen that that year, which kept the itinerary on our radar. A few years later, when our orchestras were coming home from Italy, several students and parents mentioned the idea of traveling to New Orleans in 2017. I promised the community at that time that I would revisit the opportunity.
With this history, there was enough interest for me to contact a few tour companies and look at what would be possible for a tour in New Orleans, 2017. A festival occurring during Spring Break of 2017 came up as a possibility for us to participate in, as well as some concert shares along the way. From there, I held an open meeting for students and POPS interested in tour, and it was unanimous (by 36 students and 10 adults) that we should continue to pursue this tour. The last step before we sign the contract is to hear from YOU regarding your interest.
April 2017- New Orleans, ~110 participants
April 2015- Italy, 120 participants
April 2013- San Francisco, 110 participants
April 2011- Austria/Germany 102 participants
April 2009- New York City, 120 participants
April 2007- Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Sights of the Italy Tour, April 2015 below