Spring Trip 2018 – Chicago!

Last Updated Sunday, October 8th, 2017

This Year’s Spring Trip Will Be to Chicago!



Ms. Kang has decided that this year’s Annual Spring Trip will be to Chicago—a city that presents a fantastic array of learning and performance opportunities! This outing may include students from TMS Chorus joining 7th & 8th Grade Band.

If you would like for your child to attend the Chicago Spring Music Trip, then his/her security deposit in the amount of $50 must be turned in to Ms Kang on or before Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Check or money order (payable to “TMS Band Boosters” with your child’s name and the word “Deposit” on the memo line), or cash with a note including your child’s name on it for tracking purposes.

TMS Band Boosters will be hiring WorldStrides, an itinerary providing service organization that the TMS Music Department has used in the past and comes highly recommended. Feel free to download the following example itineraries.

note: this is a sample itinerary and will probably change some before March

Chicago Festival of Gold – 2018 Detailed Festival Itinerary

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Chicago Spring Trip Details & Payment Plan
$800 per Student and/or Chaperone

In order to continue booking, it is necessary for Tucker Middle School Band to place a deposit with the tour promoter, WorldStrides. We cannot delay our plans, as motor coaches, hotel reservation, and sightseeing venues need to be reserved as soon as possible due to high demand among other touring groups. Please note that after January 8, 2018, no refunds will be honored. The minimum of 50 participants must be met before we can refund any deposits/payments.

If you would like for your child to attend Chicago Spring Music Tour, then his/her security deposit in the amount of $50 must be paid on or before October 13, 2017.

We will provide a detailed itinerary thirty days before our departure date. In the event that your child can not make the spring trip, there will be no refunds after January 8, 2018. Parents, it is very important that you discuss with your child the seriousness of the money you are going to invest on this trip. We are going to put together an outstanding group of musicians to represent the Tucker Community while in Chicago, Illinois. Please note that chaperones will be in double occupancy and students will be in quad occupancy rooms.

Payment includes transportation to and from Chicago, hotel rooms, admission to all sightseeing venues, and several meals. Breakfast will be provided with our hotel reservations.


The Payment Plan will be as Follows:

Friday, October 17, 2017 • Deposit of $50.00 IS Due

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 • 1st Payment of $150 is Due

Thursday, November 30, 2017 • 2nd Payment of $150 is Due                         

Wednesday, December 20, 2017  •  3rd Payment of $150 is Due


Wednesday, January 31, 2018  •  4th Payment of $150 is Due

Wednesday, February 28, 2018  •  5th Payment of $150 is Due


Please make checks payable to “Tucker Band Boosters”. Questions? Contact Band Director Ms. Kang.

Payment questions? Please contact TMS Band Booster Treasurer Mike Perlmutter via email: Mike.Perlmutter@CH2M.com