The itinerary is the starting point to your tour, but it’s not set in stone. Your group leader may make changes leading up to departure.
Day 1, Sunday March 20: New York City
Depart this morning from LAX airport and arrive later today into New York City. On arrival, you will meet your Tour Managers, board the buses and head into The Big Apple! Enjoy a welcome dinner together at Havana Central at 6pm before heading up the newest Observation Deck, The Edge, for an amazing view over New York City at night! Transfer to the hotel for check-in and overnight. (D)
Day 2, Monday March 21: New York City
Have a grab and go breakfast at your hotel and transfer to your MCP workshop; Band Clinic at 10.30am with Chad Nicholson from the University of Arizona, Orchestra Clinic at 11.50am with Daniel Baldwin from Luther College. When not in clinic, participants will be Covid tested for the Carnegie Hall performance; orchestra at 10.30am and band at 12.50pm. Afterwards, enjoy lunch on 48th Street at your own expense followed by a tour of Radio City Music Hall. Later, return the instruments to the hotel and enjoy some free time for shopping at the Rockefeller Center and on Fabulous 5th Avenue. At 7pm, you will have dinner at Bill's Burgers followed by free time on Times Square. (B,D)
Day 3, Tuesday March 22: New York City
Today, leave the hotel and transfer to Carnegie Hall for your performance at the world famous concert venue. We will arrive at the Stage Door by 11.30am and the performances will begin at 12pm. The band will perform in number 4 slot and the orchestra in the final number 6 slot. Later today at 3pm, celebrate your successful performance with other musicians at a special awards banquet until 5pm! Return to the hotel to change and have free time on your own this evening. (B)
Day 4, Wednesday March 23: New York City
This morning board a ferry to see the iconic Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Immigrant Experience and Museum. After lunch on your own in Chinatown, return to the hotel to freshen up for tonight's end of tour celebration. Enjoy a farewell dinner at Ellen's Stardust Diner followed by a Broadway show! (B,D)
Day 5, Thursday March 24: Departure
Check out of the hotel this morning and enjoy a final walk through Central Park. Visit The Met at 11am followed by lunch on your own at The Met. At 2pm, transfer to Newark airport for your return flight to Los Angeles. (B)
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