Pack your bags, we're going to California. The vocal department and band departments are planning a joint trip to Los Angelos in March. We are submitting the paperwork to the school district and the trip is subject to their approval. If approved, The Cypress Chorale and Intermezzo, along with the Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band will be participating the Heritage Festival. The festival in an adjudicated event. All performing groups will also get a clinic with one of the adjudicators. There is also an awards ceremony and dinner/dance for all performing members of every group in the festival which takes place in Disneyland. In addition to the performances, we will be seeing the sights along Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, putting our hands in the cement in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre, checking out the Pacific Ocean and mingling with celebrities. We will also spend a day at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Most experts consider this to be the second greatest roller coaster destination in the world. There are 17 roller coasters at this one amusement park. The only thing we won't be doing is sleeping much. The trip will begin on Thursday, March 22, 2007 with a cross country plane ride. We will return on Monday, March 26. Many more details will be given once we get back to school. Start saving your pennies now. Since both choirs will be performing, we need everyone to go on this trip. There will be plenty of fundraising opportunities. We will be scheduling a parent meeting once school begins so we can get all of the information out to everyone. I am very excited and think it can be an amazing trip. I would like to know your thoughts as well, so please feel free to leave comments in the Guestbook. Enjoy the last couple of weeks of summer and see you on August 8th.