Oak Bay Bands will be travelling to Portland, Oregon; Seattle, Washington; and Seaside, Oregon, from Thursday May 1st to Monday May 5th 2020. This trip will be a culturally enriching music tour. It includes many sightseeing and cultural learning opportunities through music. All students who participate in Band 10 through 12 are welcome to travel.
The trip will leave from Victoria with students meeting at the Swartz Bay Ferry terminal. In Vancouver we will be met by a coach bus to travel to Portland, Seaside and Seattle.
There are opportunities for students to offset the trip cost through fundraising offered by the Oak Bay Band Parents Association. It is not an expectation that all members of the band will participate on these extra curricular trips.
Students will spend 4 days touring Portland and the surrounding area. The trip’s tentative inclusions are:
Oaks Amusement Park
Cannon Beach and Seaside.
Tillamook Cheese Factory
3 nights accommodation in Oregon
1 night in Seaside
Playing opportunities and clinics
4 Group Dinners
Manulife Package insurance including unlimited medical insurance for BC residents who have a BC health Card
A whole lot of FUN!
Meals on the ferry
Passport or visa fees.
Transportation to or from the ferry (Drop off and pick up at Swartz Bay).
Please note: The Senior Band Tour has hit the maximum of 50 participants and is now taking a waitlist. School Cash Online is no longer available for the deposit purchase. If you would like to add your student's name to the waitlist, please complete the permission slip and return it to the band room with a note indicating you would like to be on the waitlist. You will be notified if a spot comes up for you.
There will be a mandatory parent information night on February 4th 2020 for all students and Parents travelling to Portland. If you have any questions, concerns or need more information to aid in the decision making process, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Weaver or Mr. Jacklin.
Deposit and Payment requirements: $200 PER PERSON non-refundable deposit + $75.00 optional insurance due to proceed with tour arrangements.
Second deposit of $100 PER PERSON is due February 5, 2020
Final Payment is due March 1st, 2020
The final price of the trip will be dependent on the number of students who sign up.
We estimate the trip will cost between $900 and $960.00 per student. Final cost will be given to parents and students at the Feb 4th trip meeting.
Parents and students are asked to commit to this trip by Nov 28thby providing a deposit of $200.00 to Oak Bay High School.
If you would like to purchase extra insurance please pay $275.00 (Upgrade to Student Deluxe Insurance Package includes: Emergency out of Province Medical, Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Flight & Travel Accident and Baggage Insurance - $75.00)
This is a non-refundable deposit.
There is a maximum of 50 students on this trip.
Reservations for the trip are held when the $200.00 deposit is collected.
Families are responsible to ensure that students have in their possession correct travel documents including valid passports and Visa’s (non Canadian citizens)
Students may use their Oak Bay Band Parents Association student account to help pay for the trip, but a deposit by cheque or online payment is required to secure a seat on the trip
Please make cheques payable to Oak Bay High School. Please open the attachment and return the permission slip.