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Chicago Trip 2025

Good Afternoon Acalanes and Stanley Parents, 


As you are aware, the Acalanes High School Instrumental Music Program is travelling to Chicago during our 2025 Spring Break to perform at the Chicago International Music Festival at the beautiful and esteemed "Symphony Center". 


Here are some important links: 

- Chicago Trip Presentation Slide Deck

- Link to the Trip Itinerary

- A video of last week's meeting



- We are asking for everybody to register for the trip at your earliest convenience!

- Here is the Registration Link 


Trip Cost Estimates

- Trip cost is $1,628 for a quad room, NOT including airfare. Airfare costs will be finalized sometime in the summer- and will be added to the final cost. Airfare is expected to be somewhere between $370-$570 based on 2024 rates. 



- All payments must be made by check, payable to "Acalanes High School" and turned in to the blue box in the band room or to Mr. Cordoba.


First Payment of $100 Due May 1st:
- Initial, non-refundable deposit of $100 per traveler is due May 1st. 

Payment Schedule: 

- October 1st: $800 per person

- December 1st, 2024: Balance in Full 



- If you are interested, email me. Here are the chaperone guidelines



- We are asking that all students and chaperones travel to Chicago with the group, but we are allowing students to "deviate" from the group at the conclusion of the week in case there are any plans for families to visit colleges, etc. For those situations, Mr. Cordoba will need to physically "check out" the student with a responsible adult. 

- UPDATE: We are allowing family to travel with us! They will join the group, but they will not be allowed to room with Mr. Cordoba's students. All additional travelers must have someone over 18 in their room.

On the upbeat, 


Edwin Cordoba

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