Spring Trip 2018 – Chicago!

Last Updated Friday, December 8th, 2017

This Year’s Spring Trip Will Be to Chicago!

 Thursday, March 22 – Sunday, March 25, 2018

Departure March 21st at 11:50PM/Arrive in Chicago March 22nd
Leave Chicago March 24th/Arrive back at TMS March 25th

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 Orchestra and Chorus joining 7th & 8th Grade Band.

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.

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.


If you would like to attend the Trip in Chicago with your child but plan to make other travel arrangements, please let Ms. Kang know as to accommodate you for any event tickets and other trip related expenses.


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                         

Tuesday, December 19, 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 Middle Band Boosters”.
Questions? Contact Band Director Ms. Kang.

Payment questions? Please contact TMS Band Booster Treasurer Mike Perlmutter via email here.