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This is the place to find out the information concerning the Wind Ensemble's trip to New York to perform in Carnegie Hall.

We will be gone from March 27 - April 2, 2013 using Heartland Trailways.

Our Hotel:

Grand Hyatt New York Hotel
42nd Street, between Park and Lexington Avenues
(at Grand Central Station) 212-883-1234

 

Things of Note about the New York Trip

Tickets

Tickets for things like jazz & comedy clubs, museums, can, and sometimes should, be pre-purchased. See Bata and the website for specific show times and/or if you need help with pre-purchasing.

If you are going to see a Broadway show, having tickets ahead of time ensures you the best available seating. You can often purchase tickets cheaper the day of the show from TKTS. See our website for more information about this.

Food

Food is on your own except for the dinner cruise after the performance.

Specific times to eat are not listed in the itinerary due to the variety of activities. When & where to eat will be decided on a group-by-group basis. The hotel restaurant is expensive. Don’t be afraid to try something or somewhere new. Don’t go all of the way to NYC to eat at McDonalds. Food carts are a good and cheap alternative to the standard fast food fare.

Transportation

Transportation is also up to you. The cheapest, and most often quickest, way of getting around NYC is the subway. Our hotel is connected to the subway. The subway is not difficult, but looking ahead is advised. There are many smartphone apps that are good and even free. Google Maps will also give public transportation routes. It is suggested to purchase single-day or multi-day passes instead of paying for each ride as you go in order to save time & money.

Cabs are more expensive but are a good alternative.

Other Information

The students are allowed:  band issued garment bag containing the band uniform, 1 suitcase, I carry-on bag (school backpack size), instrument, one small child for carrying the luggage, and folding stand (packed in suitcase).

We have undetermined number of folding stands in the band room from our previous trips. If you have one of your own, plan on bringing it.

Flutes, clarinets, and oboes will be stored up in  the luggage racks with us.  All other instruments will be in the compartments underneath.  Make sure your supply of oils, grease, reeds, etc. are full. We don’t want to spend our time in New York trying to track basic items down.

 

 

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