Spring Trip Registration Is Open!
Parents and Students,
We are excited to announce that registration for the Spring 2017 band trip to Corpus Christi is open!
In short, the students will be traveling to Corpus Christi and staying in a resort on the beach. The students will have opportunities to experience instrumental masterclasses with college professors, hanging out with friends on the beach, visiting the Texas Aquarium, and fun and games at Funtrackers! The trip will take place from May 12-14, 2017.
To register for the trip, follow these instructions:
Click on the green “Login” button on the upper right side of the screen and a login form will appear.
Enter the following trip code and password:
Trip / Group Code: kempner17
Regular Password: corpustrip17
You will then be given the option to register by paying the first deposit of $95.
Below are all the details that you’ll need to know when making your decision to register.
TRIP INCLUSIONS, PRICES & ITINERARY
· Bus transportation throughout your tour
· Two Nights Hotel accommodation at the Port Royal Ocean Resort (Port Aransas)
· Professional tour manager with your group throughout the tour
· 1 Dinner
· Instrumental Master Class
· Admission to the Texas State Aquarium
· Dedicated nightly security guard at the hotel for your group
· Gratuities for the bus driver
· Gratuities for the tour manager
· One free place in double occupancy for every 25 paying passengers
· FREE website where parents and students can register and pay online with no monthly fees
A minimum number of passengers must travel in order to receive these group rates. If the group falls below the number of seats guaranteed, a surcharge may apply.
Cost per student : $495 (based on a minimum of 45 paying passengers)
Seat Guarantee: 45 paying passengers per bus
Available Air / Bus Seats: 110 (One seat must be reserved for tour manager if applicable)
Number of Buses: 2
RESERVATIONS / PAYMENT
A non-refundable deposit of $95 per person is required by 12/10/2016 to reserve a space
Non-refundable installments are due per the following schedule:
February 1st, 2017 $200 per person
March 1st, 2017 Final Balance
If the trip is cancelled by the travel company and the band program, everyone will receive a full refund. If a bus does not fill up (say we have 35 people and the bus holds 45), we will make a decision to modify the itinerary to keep cost down or change the price to pay for all of the trip. In the event that we have two buses, one bus may need to be cancelled if it is not filled. Registration is based on a first come/first serve basis of full payment, with the exception of the following:
Given that the class of 2017 has never been on a band trip during their time here at Kempner, we believe that it is only fair that the senior class of 2017 takes precedent over other members in the event of a bus cancellation. This is up to the director’s discretion, but here are some examples:
Friday - May 12th
You'll depart on the bus for your trip. The bus should arrive 15 minutes prior to this departure time.
You will meet your tour manager.
You'll participate in an instrumental master class.
You’ll visit the grocery store to stock up on food for the weekend.
You'll arrive at your hotel and check in.
Saturday - May 13th
You'll have free time in the morning to enjoy the beach.
You'll experience all the wonders of the sea when you visit the Texas State Aquarium. Get up close with dolphins, sharks, stingrays and more during your visit! The Texas State Aquarium is a non-profit aquarium dedicated to educating visitors about conservation of the marine life in and around the Gulf of Mexico.
You'll have a pizza dinner and have fun riding the rides at Funtrackers.
Sunday - May 14th
You will enjoy the morning on the beach and then you'll leave late afternoon for the drive home.
Approximate arrival time at your school.
CANCELLATION BY THE STUDENT/PARENT :
All deposits and payments are non-refundable. Travel insurance (trip cancellation) is not included and can be purchased for an additional cost. Trip cancellation insurance enables individuals to cancel their trip at any time due to a family or medical emergency and receive a full refund, or cancel for any other reason at least 48 hours prior to departure and receive a 75% refund. Trip cancellation insurance can be purchased on an individual basis during online registration and is highly recommended. Travel insurance must be purchased within 15 days of making the initial deposit.
ETA reserves the right to cancel a program that does not enroll to a minimum level. In such an occurrence, full refund of payments made will be offered. If ETA determines, for safety purposes, that it must cancel a program due to political unrest, civil strikes, etc., ETA will do its best to offer a similar alternative program. If such a comparable program is offered and refused by the enrolled, ETA is not obligated to refund deposits or final payments for any reason.
Lodging will be provided in moderate student friendly hotels unless specific accommodations are specified in your itinerary. If selected, group lodging facilities or host family stays may be used. At hotels, individuals will be responsible for incidental charges (e.g. phone, room service, etc.).