Tour 2018: Chicago
The Choirs of Champlin Park have a long tradition of biennial tours to share a music and culture exchange with important destinations outside of Minnesota.
Departing from Champlin Park on Monday, March 12.
Returning Thursday, March 15.
All choir students in Concert, Treble, and Varsity Choirs as well as Bel Canto and Rebel Men are eligible to participate in the tour.
Participants must complete and return the following forms:
Chaperones must complete and return the following forms:
A single choir made up of all participating students will rehearse outside of school according a schedule to be announced to prepare four to eight pieces to share with tour audiences. *Music details listed below are tentative and may changed based on final participation numbers and travel arrangements.
- Loyola Academy (private high school exchange)
- Lake Forest College (college exchange with Dr. Anne Barry)
- The University of Iowa (college clinic with Dr. Jeremy Manternach)
- Additional performance, clinic, or exchange opportunities to be determined.
*Trip details listed below are tentative and may changed based on final participation numbers and travel arrangements.
- Departure: Load buses at 6:00 am on March 12. Buses depart from Champlin Park at 7:00 am.
- Arrival: Buses are expected to return to Champlin Park around 8:00 pm on March 15.
- Road Trip – A pair of coach buses will take us across the Midwest.
- Hotel Stay – Students will room with three friends at a nice hotel with a pool.
- Food – About half of your meals will be on your own, but breakfasts and most evening meals will be included.
- Breakfasts at hotel
- One dinner at Giordano's
- One dinner at The Berghoff Restaurant
- Additional meals to be announced
- Activities – The Chicago area offers countless opportunities for fun, adventure, and great experiences.
- The Field Museum (natural history)
- The Art Institute of Chicago
- Detailed Itinerary - Downloadable here.
Because it’s fun. You’ll learn a few things. And you get to hang out with your friends for a week! We’ll see some cool stuff, share some great music, and return home safely with great memories.
Ms. Bendett, Ms. Tempel, and four to six other adults will chaperone the students throughout the tour.
Tour cost: $750
- Asking family and close friends to support your tour is the best way to raise funds. They care the most about you having a good experience and may be willing to help you pay for a great trip. Gifts from family and friends give you 100 percent profit.
- Group activities like grocery bagging, car washes, and carol singing also give you 100 percent profit, but tend to raise fewer dollars and need to be divided among the number of students participating. These types of fundraisers require good organization from parent volunteers. If you’d like to help organize such group activities, please contact Ms. Tempel.
- Several product sales will be available during the fall and winter, including poinsettias and frozen pizzas and desserts. Product sales are great opportunities to ask your neighbors and co-workers, your parents’ friends and co-workers, and other acquaintances to help support your trip. Profits on these items range from 15 to 50 percent, so it is recommended that you not ask family and close friends to participate in these sales if they are not very interested in the products. Consider asking for a donation instead.
- Poinsettia Flower Sale available October 13 through October 24. Forms available in the Choir Room.
- Club's Choice Frozen Food Sale available October 25 through November 8. Forms available in the Choir Room.
- Other product sales will be announced as available.
- Deposit Due Wednesday, November 1, 2017, $150.
- This deposit must be paid by cash or check; student choir account funds may not be used to pay the deposit.
- Payment Due Wednesday, December 6, 2017, balance up to $350
- Consider asking for donations if you see family or friends over Thanksgiving weekend.
- Payment Due Wednesday, January 3, 2018, balance up to $600
- Consider asking for donations as gifts over winter break.
- Payment Due Wednesday, February 7, 2018, balance up to $750
- Continue Saving for Spending Money before March 12, 2018, about $150
All deposits and payments are made to CPHS Vocal Music Association.
Individual student balance information will be posted regularly on the choir room bulletin board.