Spring Trip

The Discovery Band will periodically take an extended trip as a reward for the dedication, loyalty, commitment, and performance excellence of our band(s). The trips feature opportunities to perform for the public, learn from professional musicians, and do sightseeing and other fun activities. Major trips benefit the student as an educational, musical, and social experience. Past trip destinations include Chicago and Orlando.

Spring 2015: Washington, DC

We are thrilled to invite all interested 6th, 7th, and 8th grade band students to join us on this year’s spring trip to Washington, DC.

*Please Note: While 6th graders are encouraged to travel with us and be part of the experience, please note that only 7th and 8th graders will be participating in the performances. The 6th graders’ skills will not be developed enough by the time of the trip.

This page provides an overview of the trip. The most current trip information, including a copy of forms and updates to the itinerary, will be sent via email.

Travel dates: April 29 to May 3, 2015 (2 nights hotel)

Cost: $550.00 $525.00 (new, reduced cost) per student/per chaperone
For students, this price is based on quad occupancy. For chaperones, this price is based on double occupancy. Travel insurance is available at Bob Rogers Travel.

Important Dates

LATEST UPDATE: April 21, 2015

  • The final payment for the DC trip is Friday, April 24. After revisions to the itinerary, all trip participants will receive a $25 discount off the final price, with the total being $525 for the trip! For details, login to your account at ips.bobrogerstravel.com
  • *By now you should have received the packing list and should have provided the emergency contact info for your child. Check your email for details. An updated itinerary will be sent out this week.*

Wednesday, April 29: Depart from Discovery Middle School in the evening and travel via motor coach buses to Washington, DC

Sunday, May 3: Arrive back at Discovery Middle School in the morning

Student Performances

Pending permit and approval, the 7th and 8th Grade Discovery Bands are tentatively scheduled to perform at the World War II Memorial. A second evening performance is tentatively scheduled at a local high school.

*Please Note: Discovery Middle School’s participation in the performances depends on several factors, including the number of 7th & 8th students who have registered to go, and the quality of instrumentation. As a reminder, only 7th and 8th graders will perform on this trip.