75th D-Day Anniversary Trip Information

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GENERAL INFORMATION

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

Updated 5/28 – FINAL STUDENT ITINERARY             FINAL SHADOW ITINERARY

EXTENSIVE TRAVEL NOTES (PACKING LIST, ETC…)

STUDENTS MUST REMEMBER TO PACK

  • Instrument (this is your carry-on unless otherwise noted)
  • Music, Music Stand (provided by HBBA/HOBC)
  • Marching Uniform In Bag (band only)
  • Black MTX marching shoes (band only)
  • Concert Uniform (Orchestra Only)
  • Secondary Uniform for Paris Concert
    • Black Shirt (Provided)
    • Black Pants (not jeans, not leggings)
    • Black Shoes (not sneakers, unless completely black)

FORMS

FRANCE REQUIRED FORMS


TRAVEL GROUPS

FLIGHTS LIST (Travelers must be at the Airport no later than 3 hours in advance)

BUS LIST

CHAPERONE GROUPS


HOTELS

HOTEL ROOM LIST

Normandy Student HotelParis Student Hotel

Normandy Shadow HotelParis Shadow Hotel


INCLUSIONS

All travelers will be provided with the following in addition to trip inclusions:

  • 2 additional Lunches on Cemetery Days

  • All gratuities

  • Travel T-Shirt

  • Commemorative Coin(s)

  • Luggage Tags and Suitcase Handle Wraps

  • Power Bank Charger for Device

  • Students will receive a secondary performance shirt for Paris Concert

    • Students must bring black pants and shoes to go with this ‘uniform’

DIRECTOR’S NOTES

  • Travelers are allowed 1 Suitcase up to 50 pounds

    • Marching Uniforms must be packed in the suitcase

  • Large instruments will be checked baggage

  • Small Instruments will be carryon/personal items

  • Weather in France that time of year is Low 50’s/High mid 70’s

  • We recommend a locking/theft-proof travel backpack

  • DO NOT BRING additional electronic devices.  Phones only please.

  • Lots of walking – comfy shoes and socks are necessary

  • There will be NO SWIMMING on this trip

  • Exchange money through your bank BEFORE we go

  • Most credit cards will be accepted on site, but contact your card provider before you travel

  • Students will be responsible for keeping track of their own passport

  • Curfews will be set each night and will be adhered to

  • Students will not travel outside of their assigned groups at any time

    • Students may not leave their groups to travel with the Shadow Group

    • Shadow group MAY join the students’ group