Dear Frisco HS Band Parents and Students,
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all of the wonderful mothers in our Band Family! We are also thankful for a beautiful evening at our Banquet Friday night, and for the great auditions performed by our students on Saturday for next year's Bands.
Please read below for information on an exciting opportunity to travel to EUROPE in the summer of 2020- we hope you'll join us TOMORROW (Monday, May 13th) for an interest meeting, 6:30 pm in the Frisco HS Band Hall!
We are excited to announce that Mr. Dillard and myself have been asked to be directors for The Texas Lone Star Ambassadors of Music, on their European Tour during the summer of 2020!
You are receiving this information as an invitation for your student (and your family) to tour Europe and perform with us! Last summer, 330 band students and parents (mostly from across Frisco and Little Elm) attended and toured SEVEN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES, performing a concert in each major city on a 16-day European trip! The group consisted of 9 Frisco HS Band students.
The approximate dates for the next trip are June 9 - June 24, 2020
Countries to be visited in 2020: England, France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Italy, and Germany.
By sending you this information we are vouching for your playing ability, and you would be accepted as a performer. There is not an audition (except for chair placement). This trip is open to all students who will be in high school during the 2019-20 school year. The tour includes: air/land transportation, all accommodations, sightseeing, 2 meals per day, and much more.
The trip is not in association with Frisco HS or Frisco ISD, but it will be chaperoned by over 20 highly experienced band directors, many from Frisco ISD.
Parents are MORE THAN WELCOME TO TRAVEL with us, but are not expected to be chaperones on the trip. It will be an amazing VACATION for you!
Our first official trip meeting will be Monday, May 13th, at 6:30pm. The meeting will be held in the Frisco High School Band Hall.
At this meeting we will go over the trip itinerary, logistics, and costs. There is no obligation to sign up for the trip if you attend- this meeting is for informational purposes, and this is the ONLY meeting that we will have at Frisco HS with our tour director, Mr. Bill Centera. Mr. Centera is a former Director of Bands at Centennial HS, and is the Concert Tour Music Director for LSA. He will be present at our meeting to answer all your questions. Bill has toured with LSA for over 14 years, and is a fabulous director & teacher.
Please ask your student to see the hard copy information (sent home with students a few weeks ago), and come to the May 13th meeting to see if this is something your family would be interested in. There will NOT be an opportunity in the fall or next spring to join this tour for 2020. If you decide to participate you need to sign up THIS summer.
We hope to see you at the meeting tomorrow!
David Simon and Heath Dillard