Bettendorf High School “New York City Music Tour” March 13-18, 2020


Bettendorf High School “New York City Music Tour” March 13-18, 2020

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Bettendorf High School
“New York City Music Tour”
March 13-18, 2020

New York City Tour Package Includes:

Roundtrip transportation on (4) 56 passenger Tri-State Travel Deluxe Motor coaches
(Equipped with FREE standard WiFi, electrical outlets/USB ports, restroom, Media Center, and DVD player).

  • 3 Night hotel accommodations
  • 7 Meals
    • 3 Breakfasts
    • American Dream Dinner
    • Dallas BBQ NYC
    • Pizza Party
    • $20 Cash Buyout
  • NEW American Dream Meadowlands Package
  • Guided 3 Hour NYC Tour
  • New York Philharmonic
  • Matinee Broadway Show TBD
  • Jazz Band Live Performance
  • Broadway Musical Workshops
    • Orchestra
    • Concert band
    • Choir
  • One World Observatory
  • 9/11 Museum
  • NBC Studios Tour
  • TST Tour Guide
  • Private Hotel Security
  • All Taxes, Fees, and Gratuities

*Times and performances may be subject to change prior to trip depending availability on booking


Day 1 – Friday – March 13, 2020

2:30 pm              Tri-State Travel motorcoaches report to Bettendorf High School to load.
3:00 pm              Coaches begin boarding – depart as we head off for your “New York City Music Tour” making rest stops/driver change
along the way!  –   Driver switch – Rockford area

Day 2 – Saturday – March 14, 2020

10:00 am            Arrive for security check at Statue Cruises, depart on boat
11:00 am             Ferry departs
                          Free time to explore and have lunch on either Ellis Island or Liberty Island
“The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World” was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the
United States and is recognized as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty was
dedicated on October 28, 1886. It was designated as a National Monument in 1924. Employees of the National
Park Service have been caring for the colossal copper statue since 1933.

3:00 pm              Return to New Jersey – Motor coaches waiting
3:30 pm              Check into Hilton Hasbrouck Heights

Address: 650 Terrace Avenue, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604 | (201) 288-6100

5:30 pm              Pizza party at the hotel prior to leaving for the Philharmonic
6:30 pm              Depart (Academy Coaches to show up at 6PM)
8:00 pm              The New York Philharmonic – Performance TBD
11:00 pm           Estimated time of arrival to hotel
12:00 am            Private Security Service goes on duty

Day 3 – Sunday – March 15, 2020
6:00 am              Full American Breakfast at the hotel
7:00 am              Depart for Lower Manhattan to meet our NYC guide.
8:00 am              Tour the area with a an informative, educational, and entertaining experience!
11:00 am            Lunch included at Dallas BBQ – Times Square
Dallas BBQ is a family-run restaurant business with a four-generation history in New York city. The family-owned Dallas BBQ restaurants have provided New Yorkers with outstanding dining and value for more than 30 years and remain an Iconic New York staple today.
2:00 pm             Broadway Matinee Show – Options TBD
5:00 pm              Depart back to the Meadowlands
6:00 pm              Dinner included at the American Dream – Over 14 – 18 full-service restaurants
7:00 pm              Free-time to explore, and take advantage of this new, first of its kind facility!
Combining a rich blend of global retail, destination dining, upscale arts and entertainment, and a convenient location at the epicenter of American culture, American Dream is the most dynamic project in the world. Conveniently located at the epicenter of American culture, it combines the best of global retail, destination dining, arts and entertainment.
*Entertainment Package included (Waiting on 2020 pricing — Pending)
10:00 pm            Return to the hotel.
12:00 am            Private Security Service goes on duty

Day 4 – Monday – March 16, 2020
6:30 am            Full American Breakfast at the hotel
8:30 am              Bus #1 Departs Hotel – Orchestra Only
9:00 am              Bus # 2, 3, 4 – Depart for Music Workshops
9:30 am              Orchestra BROADWAY INSTRUMENTAL Workshop
Arrive with prepared material of your choice to perform for a Broadway musician. The Broadway musician will then guest-conduct, give constructive feedback and guide your students to achieve a Broadway caliber performance. Students will be able to ask questions about rehearsing with a Broadway orchestra, playing in the pit, and how one makes the journey from playing an instrument for fun to becoming a professional musician. This includes a Q&A with a Broadway Performer. *This is a 2-hour workshop based on availability. We will do our best Instrumental workshops at either Carroll Studio or the DiMenna Center for Classical Music. If by chance we cannot book these spaces, we will notify you of the additional fee to hold this workshop at another location.
10:00 am            Concert Band BROADWAY INSTRUMENTAL Workshop
Place your students directly in the world of a Broadway pit musician, playing for Broadway’s best performers! This workshop is designed for the High School level Band or Orchestra and taught by a qualified musical director or conductor. Professionals and music taught might not be affiliated with the show you are attending.

Working with a Broadway musician, your students will sight read and prepare a special performance of a selected piece of Broadway music. After 90 minutes of work on the piece, your group will be joined by a Broadway performer who will perform with your students.
10:00 am            Choir Workshop – MAKING MUSIC!
Participants learn techniques of vocal dynamics and acting through song while working with a musical director on an arrangement of Broadway music. Explore the art of marrying music and drama to effectively achieve great emotional impact. The group has the opportunity to perform the piece with a Broadway guest performer, followed by a question-and-answer session. This workshop offers show-specific material options (some restrictions may apply).

12:00 pm           All buses dropped off at Central Park to explore, and grab lunch
1:30pm               All buses depart Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
2:00 pm              Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Pier 86, W 46th St, New York, NY 10036
Concert Jazz Performance on the deck of the Intrepid, or on the pier (weather pending)
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a educational institution featuring the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, the space shuttle Enterprise, the world’s fastest jets and a guided missile submarine. Through exhibitions, educational programming and the foremost collection of technologically groundbreaking aircraft and vessels, visitors of all ages and abilities are taken on an interactive journey through history to learn about American innovation and bravery.
4:30 pm              9/11 Memorial & Museum admission
The Museum tells the story of 9/11 through interactive technology, archives, narratives and a collection of artifacts. Learn about the two core exhibitions and see other areas of the 110,000 square feet of museum space.
6:30 pm              Dinner one’s own expense at the One World Observatory — (Group Dinner TBD)
8:00 pm              One World Observatory
You’ll be whisked to the top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere in less than 60 seconds in the Sky Pod elevator while watching a time-lapse evolution of NYC over the past 500 years. At the 100th floor, step into the observatory for panoramic views of Manhattan, Brooklyn, New Jersey, and the surrounding waters. Stand on the glass Sky Portal and look down to the city streets for a totally unique perspective!
9:30 pm             Depart
10:30 pm           Return to the hotel.
12:00 am            Private Security Service goes on duty

Day 5 – Tuesday – March 17, 2020
6:30 am            Full American Breakfast at the hotel
7:30 am Start loading the motorcoaches, and check-out of hotel – but we don’t head home yet!
8:00 am              Depart for the City
9:00 am              Be a part of the live outdoor studio audience for The Today Show! (9am-10:15am)
10:45 am NBC Studios Tour – Times TBD – 20 Person Groups – Staggered Times though-out the morning. Enjoy behind-the-scenes access to the studios where your favorite shows are made. Like Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night
with Seth Meyers and more. An NBC Page will serve as your host and behind-the-scenes expert, guiding you through the historic halls of 30 Rock. You’ll learn about the entire TV production process, from scriptwriting and producing to the ways TV content reaches your home.

After NBC Studios, you will have the remainder of the afternoon to get lunch, shop, and take photos!
5:00 pm              Depart New York City, and begin our straight through with meal, and break stops along the way. (one’s own expense)

Day 6 – Wednesday – March 18, 2020
9:30 am              Estimated time of arrival to Bettendorf High School with fun-filled memories of your New York Music Experience!

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Tour Terms and Conditions:


Payment/Cancellation and Refund Policy (Students):
Student online registry and initial deposit of $100.00 due by September 30, 2019
(NON-refundable, less non-refundable Broadway show tickets, if canceled by January 6, 2020)
Second Online Payment: $$336.34 due by November 14, 2019
(Refundable, less non-refundable Broadway show tickets, if canceled by January 6, 2020)
Third Online Payment: $$336.34 due by February 13, 2020 (NON-refundable payment)
Final payment to be advised upon final paying passenger count
(Pricing based 165 paying passengers per contract, Nonrefundable payment)

*Tri-State Travel reserves the right to change any arrangements listed in itinerary. Should conditions necessitate changes, substitution of equal value or cancellations of the arrangements may occur.

*Tri-State Travel reserves the right to add any fuel surcharges that we receive from all of our vendors i.e.: airlines, cruise lines, motorcoach companies, etc. Additional costs may be added any time prior to travel.

Responsibility Clause:
Tri-State Travel in offering this tour, do so only as agents. Therefore, Tri-State Travel shall not become liable or responsible for any loss, injury or damage to person, property or otherwise in connection with any accommodations, transportation or other services or resulting directly or indirectly from acts of God, dangers incident to the waters, fire, breakdown in machinery or equipment, acts of governments or other civil disturbances, strikes, riots, thefts, pilferage, defaults, delays, or cancellations of or changes in itinerary, accommodations or schedules. The right is reserved to decline, to accept or retain any person should a person’s health, mental or physical condition or general deportment impede the operation of the tour or the rights or welfare or enjoyment of the other passengers and a refund of the unused land tour services is the limit of the agent’s liability should such a person be required to terminate the tour. The right is reserved to withdraw the tour at any time and liability is limited to refund of all monies received. No refunds will be granted for unused portions of this tour unless arranged with the operator’s approval in writing in advance. Application for membership and / or posting deposit for this tour shall constitute the participant’s consent to the above terms and conditions.
Application for membership and / or posting deposit for this tour shall constitute the participant’s consent to the above terms and conditions.