We finally received word today that the trip has officially been approved by Dr. Short and we have her blessing to continue on with the trip plans.
Our first payment deadline is approaching rapidly - 11/20/13. This is the non-refundable deposit payment of $161.25. For this payment only, we ask that you please send in your payment by check, payable to Asheville High Choirs. Because it is non-refundable, we don't want to send anything to the company until we are certain that we will have enough people going on the trip. We MUST fill all 50 seats in order to move forward with the trip. If we are unable to fill the seats, the trip becomes too pricey and we will have to cancel our travel plans.
If we are able to meet the goal of 50 travelers, then all future payments can be made through the online payments on the AHS website. However, we don't want to establish this until we know for sure we are going.
However, for your reference I have included the updated payment schedule for the balance of payments due. Any students who have fundraised will have their amount credited to their final payment.
Thank you to all the parents/students who came to our first informational trip meeting concerning our tentatively scheduled trip to NYC in April.
For those of you who were unable to attend, I'd like to take a moment to sum up our discussion. First, please view the "NYC Trip 2014" tab to download copies of the information that we handed out last night. Those documents included:
We are planning to offer several fundraising opportunities to students to help offset the costs of the trip. The first fundraiser is a coffee sale sponsored by Smoky Mountain Roasters in Waynesville. Students are selling 1lb. bags of whole bean or ground coffee for $12.00 per bag. They will earn a profit of $4.00 for every bag sold. Those orders are due no later than 11/12/13. Coffee will be delivered the following week. Our next sale will begin as soon as we come back from winter break on 1/2/14.
If you have any questions, please contact me at:
Office phone: 350-2645.
You can also reach Ms. Breland at:
Office phone: 350-2641.
Please check back frequently for updates to the information downloads and this blog.