Band makes plans for Florida tripThe New Richmond Middle School Marching Tiger Band will be embarking on a nine-day trip to Florida in late May and early June. The band has many exciting adventures planned, both along the way and in Florida.
The New Richmond Middle School Marching Tiger Band will be embarking on a nine-day trip to Florida in late May and early June.
The band has many exciting adventures planned, both along the way and in Florida.
For example, the band will be performing their marching concert for the 1,600 student body of Mandarin Middle School in Jacksonville, Fla.
Also, the band will be performing their concert on the baseball field for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays professional baseball team, prior to their game with the Texas Rangers.
The band will leave on Sunday, May 25, and travel to Cleveland for a Memorial Day Parade, and a performance and tour of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Then they will drive through the night to Florida for the Middle School performance. They will then move on to Blizzard Beach water park for some unwinding after two nights on the bus.
While in the Florida segment of the trip, the band will perform three times at Disney, once at the Kennedy Space Center, visit Cocoa Beach and perform at the baseball game.
On Saturday, May 31, after performing at Disney’s Epcot, the Band will leave Florida, travel all night for a performance and tour Graceland in Memphis. The band will visit Mud Island, with a possible performance at St. Jude Hospital. The Band will then travel overnight to Madison for a tour and performance at the State Capitol.
The Marching Tigers will arrive home in the late afternoon of Monday, June 2.
There will be 144 people traveling, including 102 seventh and eighth grade marching band members and 42 chaperones.
Directors include Rich Gregerson and Heather Zappetta. The leader of the trip planning is parent Mark Kvam. The tour is being coordinated by Don Schoenherr. It should be a grand experience for the young people of the New Richmond Middle School Band.