Join us on our 2018 trip to Disney World!
Who can go?
Any 8th grade student enrolled in band, chorus, or orchestra can go.
There are behavior, attendance, and grade guidelines that students must follow in order to be eligible.
What is the purpose?
The main purpose for the trip is to participate in the Disney Music Workshops and learn about some possible careers in music. Band and orchestra students will spend time with an actual Disney musician, who will take them through the process of learning and performing music as a professional instrumental musician. They will also record music from a clip of a Disney movie. Chorus students will meet another Disney performer who will teach them about the singing and dancing aspects of being a professional musician.
The trip also serves as a wonderful final event to cap off these 8th grade students' three years of hard work and perseverance in band, chorus, and orchestra at Cooper Middle School.
When is the trip?
We will leave on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 and return the morning of Saturday, May 19, 2018.
How much does this all cost?
The cost is still to be determined, but has ranged from $575-675 in previous years.
This covers the coach bus transportation to Orlando, two nights in a hotel (4 students in a room), breakfast in the hotel, food in the parks, admission to three Disney World parks, and participation in the Disney music workshops.
The money is not due up front (unless you prefer to pay that way). All checks or money orders should be made out to Cooper Middle School. We have the following payment plan in place:
- Payment 1: $165 due in September($50 of this payment is a non-refundable deposit)
- Payment 2: $150 due in October
- Payment 3: $100 due in January
- Payment 4: $100 due in February
- Payment 5: $100 due in March
Do you need chaperones?
This trip is impossible without parent chaperones, who help the directors monitor and guide the students on the trip. The chaperone fee is still to be determined, but it includes coach bus transportation, a private hotel room, breakfast in the hotel, food in the parks, and admission to the three Disney World parks.
How can I receive updates about the trip throughout the year?
Please sign up for our Remind notifications: text @coopdisney to 81010