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WalledLakeConsolidatedSchools

GeislerMiddleSchoolPerformingArts

CedarPointTrills&ThrillsFestivalTrip
Saturday,May7,2016

TheGMSPerformingArtsCedarPointtripisfastapproaching.Thisdocumentshouldanswerallquestions
associatedwiththetrip.Ifforanyreasonyoustillhavequestions,pleasefeelfreetoemailyourperforming
artsdirector.Wearelookingforwardtoafun-filledtripwithallourstudents.

Allstudentsshouldrememberthatthistripisa
schooltrip
.Everyoneshouldbeontheir
bestbehavior
.
ALL
SCHOOLRULESAPPLY
.Studentsthatbreakanyoftheaboverules(includinganyschoolrules)willspend
thedaywithachaperoneandyourrideprivilegeswillberevoked.
Beincontrolatalltimes.

Thefollowingisa
tentative
scheduleandwillbefollowedthedayofthetrip:

MeetatGMS
DepartfortheFestival
ArriveinMilan,OH
BandWarm-up
BandPerformance
ChoirWarm-up
ChoirPerformance
OrchestraWarm-up
OrchestraPerformance
DepartforCedarPoint
ArriveatCedarPoint
Studentcheck-inatCedarPoint
MeettoleaveCedarPoint
Walktobusesasagroup
DepartCedarPoint
ArriveatGMS

5:00a.m.
5:20a.m.
7:40a.m.
8:00a.m.
8:20a.m.
8:20a.m.
8:40a.m.
8:40a.m.
9:00a.m.
9:30a.m.
9:40a.m.
3:00-4:00p.m.
8:15p.m.
8:30p.m.
8:45p.m.
11:00p.m.

ImportantNotes

EligibilityGuidelines
StudentswillneedtohavemetthefollowingcriteriainordertobeeligiblefortheCedarPointTrills&Thrills
Festival:
AllstudentsmustmaintainnolowerthanaB-averageforeachofthefollowingareas:
o DailyClassParticipation/RehearsalSkills
o Performance
Havenomorethan3tardiespermarkingperiod
Havenoreferrals(fromyourperformingartsclass)totheresponsibilityroomoradministration.

RehearsalRequirements
TherewillbetwomandatoryrehearsalsforstudentsinvolvedinCedarPointTrills&ThrillsFestival.Students
performingintwoensembleswillsplitrehearsaltime.Pleaseseeyourdirectorsfordetails.

BandCafeteriaorBandRm.

ChoirRm.124

OrchestraRm.125

Wednesday,April21@3:15pm-4:30pm
Wednesday,May4@3:15pm-4:30pm

Wednesday,April21@3:15pm-4:30pm
Wednesday,May4@3:15pm-4:30pm

Wednesday,April21@3:15pm-4:30pm
Wednesday,May4@3:15pm-4:30pm

IfastudentisabsentfortherehearsalstheywillnotbeabletoattendCedarPoint.
Pleasemakearrangementsinyourcalendars.

YourChaperones
InordertotakethistripmanyparentsvolunteeredandpaidtohelpYOUout.Respectalladultsonourtrip.
Respect!

EmergenciesatCedarPoint
IfforanyreasonthereisanemergencywhileyouareinCedarPointpleaseimmediatelyproceedtothe
CedarPointEmergencyStation.ItislocatedbythemiddleoftheparknearSnoopyVillage.Theyhavea
medicalteamandcontactinformationforallstudents,chaperones,andteachers.

WhatToBring
Pleasechecktheweatherthenightbeforethetripandplanaccordingly.Mayberaingear,maybe
sunscreenmaybeboth.Awarmsetofclothingforthebusridehomeisrecommendedascharterbuses
canbecoldintheevening.Apillowisalsoagoodidea.
Ofcourse
,bringyour
instrument&music
.Yourcaseshouldbe
LABELED
withyourname
.

Medicine
IfyouneedtotakedailymedicineduringourtimeatCedarPointpleasespeakwithyourperformingarts
directorbyThursday,May5th.

Money
Youwillneedenoughmoneytoeatthroughouttheday.CedarPointisexpensivesoplanaccordingly.$30.00
shouldbe
more
thanenough.Pleasedonotforgettobringmoneyforlunchanddinner.

WhatNOTToBring
Pleasedonotbringexpensiveitemsonthistrip.Bringaslittleaspossiblewhilestillbeingcomfortable.

Responsibility
Youareresponsibleforyouractionsandyourbelongings.Pleasekeeptrackofboth.Donotleavetheinside
ofCedarPointforanyreason.Nostudentsareallowedbackonthebusduringtheday(evenifitrains).No
studentsshouldenterthewaterparkforanyreason.Nostudentshouldrideonanyofthewaterrides(or
standonthebridgethatoverlooksSnakeRiverFalls).

Groups
Yourgroupisyourfamilythatday.Youarenotallowedtoleaveyourgroupforanyreason.Ifoneofyour
groupmembersneedstogotothebathroom,youallgotothebathroom.Ifyourgroupwantstogoonaride
andyoudont,youmustwaitoutsideoftherideandrejointhemwhentherideiscomplete.Switchinggroups
isnotallowed.Ifyouarefoundwithoutyourgrouporwithonlysomeofyourgroupmembers,youwillhave
yourrideprivilegesrevokedandmustsitwithachaperoneattheCoasterRestaurantfortheremainderof
theday.
Therearenoexceptions.
Groupswillconsistof3or4studentsfromyourrespectiveensemble(band
groups,choirgroups,orchestragroups).

TheBus
Thebusneedstobekeptcleanandorganized.Allinstrumentswillbestoredunderneaththebuses.Please
makesurethatyourinstrumentisunderthebusyouareriding.Thereshouldbenoloudvoicesonthebusat
anytime.Everyoneshouldbeintheirseatatalltimes.Noopenbottlesofpopshouldbeonthebusatany
time.Malestudentswillsitinthebackofthebus,femalestudentsinthefrontofthebusandchaperoneswill
beinbetween.Pleaseberespectfulatalltimes.

CommunicationDay-Of
Yourperformingartsteacherwillhaveaphonenumberforstudentsandchaperonestocontactwhileon
thistrip.Thisnumberistobeusedforemergenciesandwillbepassedoutonthatday.Studentswhobring
cellphonesareaskedtowritetheirnumbersonthepermissionslip.Yourperformingartsteacherwillhave
thosenumbersforemergencies.TherewillalsobeaRemind(textmessagingservice)set-upforstudentson
thatdayformassone-waytextmessages.

AStep-by-StepGuide

StudentsArriveAtGeisler5:00a.m.
StudentsshouldarriveatGeislerat5:00a.m.Thebuseswillbeparkedonthebusloopsideofthebuildingby
thegymnasium.Pleasehaveallequipmentwithyouthatmorning.(Remembertobringyourinstrumentand
musicfromhome.)YoushouldbewearingtheCedarPointT-Shirtthatyoureceived.Onceyouareonthe
bus
STAYONTHEBUS
.Weneedtoleavequicklyandifstudentsarewanderingwewillbelate.Inordertogo
onthistripyoumusthaveyouruniformonandallyourequipmentneededforfestival.

DepartforFestival5:20a.m.
Duetoourbusyschedulewemustbeontime.Pleaseunderstandthatwearedepartingat5:20a.m.
SHARP
.
Ifyouarriveat5:21a.m.youmayfindanemptyparkinglot.Pleaseplanaheadandbeontime.

ArriveatEdisonHighSchool-Milan,OH7:40a.m.
Whenwearriveatfestivalpleasestayseatedonthebusuntilyourperformingartsdirectorinstructsyouto
getoffthebus.Pleaserelaxandenjoythedowntime.Thereisapossibilitywewillbeabletowatchother
studentsperform.Pleaserememberthatbeinganaudiencemembermeanslisteningrespectfullyand
silence.Thejudgeswhoarejudgingthegroupsyouarewatchingwillbethejudgesjudgingyou.

EdisonHighSchool
2603StateRte113E,
Milan,OH44846

Whenyouareinstructedtogetoffthebuspleasefollowdirectionssothatwecanmovequickly.Asyouexit
makesuretoget/bringyourinstrument/equipmentandmusic.Wewillbeleavingyourlabeledinstrument
casesonthebus.Rememberthatweareatafestivalandwearebeinggradingoneverythingthatwedo.Be
quietinthehalls.Behelpfulduringwarm-up.Playyourinstrument
only
whenallowed(warm-uproomand
duringperformanceonly;neverinthehallways).Makeitafuneventnotatimeforthegrouptowaitforyouto
beready.

BandWarm-up8:00a.m.
BandPerformance8:20a.m.

ChoirWarm-up8:20a.m.
ChoirPerformance8:40a.m.

OrchestraWarm-up8:40a.m.
OrchestraPerformance9:00a.m.

GettingBackontheBus
Oncetheperformanceisoverwewillbereturningtothebuses.Placeyourinstrumentbackintoyourcase
andleaveitinalineforthechaperonestoplaceinstorageunderyourbus.Boardthebusandsitinyour
assignedseat.

DepartforCedarPoint9:30a.m.
ToCedarPoint!

ArriveatCedarPoint9:40a.m.
Finally,weareHERE!!Pleasestayseateduntilinstructedtomove.Onceinstructedtogetoffthebus
studentswillstandwiththeirgroup.Wewillthenall
WALKasagroup
totheparkgates.Pleasebecalmand
controlled.Ifyougetallriledupitwilljusttakeuslongertogetintothepark.

StudentcheckinatCedarPoint3:00-4:00p.m.
Studentsarerequiredtocheckinonetimeduringtheday.Eachgroupwillneedtobringallitsmembersto
thebenchundertheCorkscrewbyCoasterRestaurantbetween3:00p.m.and4:00p.m.Youaregivena
windowofonehourtohelpwithlines.
DONOTBELATEFORTHISCHECK-INTIME!
Youwillbecheckingin
withyourdirector.(Band:Mr.York,Choir:Mr.Dawley,Orchestra:Mrs.Briski)Theywillhavethemasterlistand
willcheckyouoff.
You
areresponsibleforfindingyourdirector.
Tellingaparentyouarethereandrunningoff
DOESNOTCOUNT!

MeettoleaveCedarPoint8:15p.m.
Afterourfundayatthepark,wewillmeetundertheCorkscrewbyCoasterRestaurantat8:15p.m.Please
donotbelateforthisexittimeaswemuststayonschedule.Youandyourgroupwillbecheckinginwithyour
director.Youneedtohaveeverythingwithyouatthistime.
Wewillnotbestoppingatlockersonthewayout!
Pleasestaytogetheronceyoucheckinaswewillbewalkingouttogethertofindourbuses.

Walktobusesasagroup8:30p.m.
Oncewehaveeveryonetogetherwewillwalkouttothebuses.Onceyouareonthebuspleasesitinyour
seatandrelax.Pleasemakesurethebusenvironmentisquietandcontrolled.

DepartCedarPoint8:45p.m.
Asweallridehomemanypeoplewillbetired.Wewillneedtohaveallvoicesatawhisperlevelontheride
home.Peoplewillbeallowedtosleepiftheywant.

Whenweare20minutesfromtheschoolwewillaskallstudentstocalltheirparents.Thiswillkeepparents
fromhavingtowaitattheschoolwonderingwhenwewillarrive.

ArriveatGeisler11:00p.m.
Pleasemakesurethatyoucanreceivethephonecallfromyourstudent.Studentswillcallparentswhenwe
areabout20minutesfromtheschool.

LetsMakeThisaGreatTrip!ShowUpWithaGoodAttitude!!

CedarPointTrills&ThrillsMusicFestival
th
th
7
and8
GradePerformingArts

PAYMENT

th
th
Eachyearthe7
and8
GradeBand,Choir,andOrchestratravelstoOhiofortheTrills&ThrillsMusicFestival.Thistripalso
includesanafternoonatCedarPoint.
Pleasenote:thistripisoptionalandparticipationwillinnowayaffectthestudents
grade.
Thistripwillonlybeavailabletothe7th
and8th
Band,Choir,andOrchestrastudents.Thestudentcostforthiseventis
$105.00.ThisfeeincludestransportationtoandfromOhio,admissiontoCedarPoint,allfestivalfees,andaGMSCedarPoint
t-shirttobewornfortheday.Thechaperonecostforthiseventis$70.00.Thisfeeincludestransportationtoandfrom
Sandusky,OhioandadmissiontoCedarPoint.

Goals:
1. Tomotivatestudentsanddirectorstoperformatthehighestlevelpossible
2. Toperforminafestivalforaprofessionalevaluation
3. ToenjoytheattractionsatCedarPoint

Details:

Saturday,May7,2016

WewilltraveltoperformattheTrills&ThrillsFestivalon
.
Transportationwillbeoncharter
busses.Wewillleaveearlyinthemorningandreturnlateintheevening.Wewillneed1chaperoneforevery7attending
students.Pleaseunderstandthatwewillneedparentstofillthesechaperonerequirements.Duetotheexpenseofbusesand
ticketschaperoneswillneedtopay$70.00.
th
Pleasedoublecheckyourcalendarasthemoneyisnon-refundableafterMarch25
.

Mrs.KellyBriskiwillbetheprimaryteacher
responsibleforthe
orchestra
students.

Mr.RyanDawleywillbetheprimaryteacher
responsibleforthe
choir
students.

Mr.MikeYorkwillbetheprimaryteacher
responsibleforthe
band
students.

DUE MONDAY, MARCH 14


(
TH

OR BEFORE)

SeeyouatthePark!
Mrs.Briski,Mr.Dawley,&Mr.York

KellyBriski
OrchestraDirector
KellyBriski@wlcsd.org

RyanDawley
ChoirDirector
RyanDawley@wlcsd.org

MikeYork
BandDirector
MichaelYork@wlcsd.org

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