Marching Blazers to Hawaii!

July, 2014 Dear Marching Blazers!   We have a fantastic opportunity for all participating members of our fall 2014 band: The Marching Blazers have been invited to perform at the USS Missouri at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii! From March 21 through March 27, we will explore the big island and share the Blazer Spirit! The trip includes 5 nights in Hawaii and lots of incredible experiences!   Because of the wonderful success of our Ireland trip in 2013, we have this opportunity to continue large group travel experiences such as this. It is a huge undertaking, and a wonderful opportunity for our band to gain national and international notice as well as for YOU to experience some exciting culture and travel.   Details about the trip are enclosed in this packet. Basically, you will be responsible for paying the ground price for the trip, and I am planning on raising funds to cover the cost of most of the airfare for all participants. The company we are working with allows you to pay your trip fee ($1729) on a payment plan between September and February—that 7 month window will take some planning but will allow the trip to be financially possible for many of you. Please see the enclosed information for details. You will make payments directly to Super Holiday Tours—not to UAB.   If you have family members or friends who wish to travel with us, we invite them and encourage them to join us! Those individuals would also have to include the cost of airfare added to their package, so they are responsible for their entire cost. Hawaii is expensive…but I think the opportunity is worth it! Please contact me if you have anyone interested in traveling with us.   I will be asking for an intent form from you regarding your plans to travel to Hawaii by August 1.     Looking forward to a terrific trip with the Blazers! Sue Samuels Director of Bands UAB