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ASTA Nationals Newsletter #1

Good morning, Premiere families!

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As promised, here is the information about the pricing and itinerary for our trip to Louisville, Kentucky, for the National Orchestra Festival as part of the American String Teachers Associations National Conference.

DATES: March 20-24 (during spring break- students will not miss instructional time)

LOCATION: Round-trip Orlando, FL to Louisville, KY.

      Locations of the performance and the hotel for student lodging are TBA and will be announced once they are booked.

PRICE PER PERSON: $932, each student will be roomed in 4 to a room to keep costs down.       Chaperones can choose to room 4 to a room, 3 to a room, 2 to a room, or pay for their own       room.

PAYMENT PLAN: $75 deposit due by August 30th

      Installment 1 of $220.50 due by September 18th

      Installment 2 of $220.50 due by October 30th

      Installment 3 of $220.50 due by January 9th

      Final installment of $220.50 due by March 1st

      ​***Payments (e-check, bank draft, or card) can be made online through the travel agency's website, and instructions on how to set up your child's account are attached to this email.

      ***THE TRIP NUMBER IS 10859. You'll need this to link your online account to our trip with this travel agency.


  • Roundtrip transportation on a modern 56 passenger motorcoach, equipped with DVD player, Wi-Fi, & restrooms

  • $5,000,000 Liability Insurance Coverage per Motorcoach

  • $2,000,000 Liability Group Insurance Coverage

  • Two nights at a preferred hotel (Marriott Courtside or similar)

  • Meals included in the cost of the trip:

    • Two continental breakfasts at the hotel

    • One Pizza lunch at Malibu Jacks (indoor activity)

    • One dinner at Chili's

    • One St. Matthew's Mall meal card (distributed on evening students visit the mall)

  • Attractions/Activities:

    • Churchill Downs & Kentucky Derby Museum, Louisville Zoo, Mall St. Matthews, Malibu Jacks (indoor arcade & activity attraction- similar to Dezerland here in Orlando), Louisville Orchestra & Chamber Choir concert, and a guided city tour.

    • National Orchestra Festival performance & masterclass- includes digital and print media, a professional photo of the ensemble, medals to all students, access to the string exhibit hall, a commemorative banner, performance tickets, and a professional recording.

If you are interested in not only supporting this incredible opportunity, but being an active participant and going with us, please fill out this link to indicate your interest as a chaperone!

I know this is a LOT of information, and it can seem overwhelming- but I am here to answer any questions, address any concerns, or just offer reassurances or a kind word. This trip and the memories these students will make will provide benefits that have visible, audible, long-lasting, and most of all positive effects on their musical and academic achievements. I am excited to get to work making this a reality for your children.

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