Required Forms, Fare Increase and Fundraising 
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Greetings Carnegie families!

We had an informative meeting last night for our Band and Orchestra families. Here are the presentation slides and the forms handed out are are listed below for you.
MBUSD Required Forms due by December 1, 2015
Please return all 3 forms [stapled together with your student’s name clearly indicated] to the Orchestra Room.

1. Student Field Trip Code of Conduct
2. Parent Waiver and Release for the Use of Student Images and Student Work
3. Parent Parent Permission for Student Participation in Off-Campus-Carnegie Hall*

*Leave page 2 requiring teacher signatures blank. We will hold onto those forms and pass back out to the students to obtain teacher signatures in the month of May, 2016 

Optional items:
Friends & Family non-air Travel information Travel Insurance forms are listed below – if you are interested in either or both there is contact information on all pages.

1. Travel Insurance (2 choices, Basic or Deluxe)
2. Friends and Family non-air Travel Information

Please note that our airfare per person has increased from $350 to $600, bringing the total performer cost from $1,800 to $2,050.  We have done extensive research to try to mitigate the original estimated airfare of $350/pp.  We are traveling on a holiday weekend with a direct non-stop flight from LAX to NYC and $600 is the best we are able to do for booking 318 [students/chaperones/staff] people – on multiple flights with multiple airlines all flights departing from LAX the morning of 05-26-15 and all flights arriving late afternoon/early evening of the same day.  The $250 increase will be added to the March 2016 installment, and we have been guaranteed by our travel broker that the cost ceiling is $600/pp.  Please note the following language that we have been putting out since the original flyer for the Carnegie trip.
"NOTE: Airfare is quoted based on current industry standard and will be confirmed 6 months prior to departure.  A price adjustment +/- will be made at that time. Items not included in above rate: Transportation and rental of instruments, checked bag fee, 3 lunches.  Every effort will be made to fundraise for the transportation and rental of instruments and checked bag fees.  If Boosters does not reach its target fundraising goal then those items will be added to the Performer Package."
We need Everyone’s help with Carnegie Fundraising and we thank you ahead of time for your support for our 265 Band and Orchestra students. There are many ways you can help. Select what you're mist comfortable with. The important thing is your participation. We can work together to raise the money needed for instruments, financial assistance and luggage fees. Here are the Fundraising hand outs from last night’s meeting – if you have questions or would like more information here are your Fundraising C2C contacts:
Band: Danielle Anderson   
Orchestra: Pam Damarillo 
Orchestra: Beth Nicosia 

Thank you to Everyone for your help, patience and cooperation as we prepare for a trip of a lifetime for our students!
Lilly Chang
VP Ensembles, Band
Carnegie Lead

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