REU Disney Trip - 2020

***IMPORTANT***

Trip Information

(Updated 5/3/2020)

Dear REU Families,

 

As you know the original trip to Disney has had to be cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak and social distancing.

 

We have secured the money from Music Trip, the company was utilized to arrange our trip.

We were notified by that company that they have charged a $45 administrative fee for each student and chaperone that purchases the full tour through them. (Please see attached letter from MusicTrip.)Those of you that paid for only park hopper passes you will not be charged that administrative fee. 

 

For those that paid $693 for the tour package your reimbursement amount that is available is $648 per package purchased. 

 

Those that purchased park hopper passes separately can be reimbursed at the purchase price. 

 

Reimbursement amounts will not include any PayPal convenience fees that were charged.

 

We have a few options regarding funds that were returned.

 

Option 1 -  Mr. Miller has arranged for a potential Disney trip.  The new dates are July 21 through 24.  This would be the same package as the April trip.

 

For those that are interested,  Rodriguez Music Boosters will hold those funds for you until such time as the trip details have been arranged, and you indicate that your student will be participating.  A decision date as to whether these dates are feasible will be made no later than June 27.  Administrative fee discussed previously will not be charged again for those students that select this option.

 

Option 2 - For those of you that have fair share balances outstanding those funds can be applied to those balances.  If you would like to apply those funds toward the upcoming fall season fair share that can be accommodated and much appreciated.

 

Option 3 -  You may request a refund of $648 per package purchased and we will arrange payment to be made as soon as possible.

 

The primary point of contact for all refunds is Anna Daley.

You can email her at rhseuacctmgr@yahoo.com regarding refunds and applying any of these funds towards fair share.

 

Please note:  Rodriguez Music Boosters is only a pass-through organization for the funds paid to Music Trip Inc.  Any questions regarding the $45 administrative fee need to be directed to Eric Spidell, eric@musictrip.com, 310-373-0112.

 

Bill Wren

President

Rodriguez Music Boosters

707-344-8419

 

Scott Miller

Director of Music 

Rodriguez High School 

‪Fairfield CA 94534

707-863-7950 x2507

Itinerary

TBD, 2020

(Specific Performance/Workshop Dates/Times Subject to Change)

All Activities Listed Below are Included in the Price of This Trip

Baggage Check & Drop-Off

Monday

July 20th, 2020

Baggage Check and Drop-Off at RHS Band Room:

Student Last Name Beginning with:

A-D:  5:00pm

E-L:  5:20pm

M-R:  5:40pm

S-Z:  6:00pm

At this time, luggage, uniform, shako, and instrument need to be dropped off for loading on the trailer.  Your carry-on can be brought Tuesday morning (subject to search).

Download the Packing List/Instructions Here

Disney - Day 1

Tuesday

July 21st, 2020

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MORNING

4:30 AM

Call Time - RHS Band Room

Buses leave at 5:30 AM with or without you.

5:30 AM
Depart from School

Board your luxury motor-coach equipped with TV's & DVD reclining seats and a restroom.


Meal Stop
(Fast Food - On your own)

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AFTERNOON

1:00 PM
Arrive at

Disneyland California Adventure

$15 Disney Meal Voucher

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EVENING

Choir Workshop
Disney Recording Studio

10:00PM

Depart for Hotel

Embassy Suites Hotel, Anaheim

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Disney - Day 2

Wednesday

July 22nd, 2020

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MORNING

Breakfast at the Hotel

(All-You-Can-Eat)


Disneyland California Adventure

$15 Disney Meal Voucher

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AFTERNOON

Disney Workshops

(Concert Band & Dance)

Choir Concert

(Disneyland or DCA Hollywood Backlot Stage)

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EVENING

Disneyland & California Adventure

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Disney - Day 3

Thursday

July 23rd, 2020

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MORNING

Breakfast at the Hotel

(All-You-Can-Eat)


Disneyland California Adventure

$15 Disney Meal Voucher

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AFTERNOON
 

Marching Performance

(Disneyland's Main Street)

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EVENING

Disneyland & California Adventure

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Disney - Day 4

Friday

July 24th, 2020

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MORNING

Breakfast at the Hotel

(All-You-Can-Eat)

 

9:00 AM

Depart for Home

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AFTERNOON

 

Meal Stop

(Fast Food - On your own)

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EVENING

5:00 PM

Arrive Back at School

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General Information

The REU Disney trip only occurs every other year.  The cost is $693 per person.  There is no longer any discount if you are an existing Disney season ticket holder - all attendees pay the full price.

The trip is first-come first-serve!  The sign-up form is below.  Once we fill the buses, we will make a waiting list.  The sooner you turn in the sign-up form and deposit, the better.

Download the Student Sign-Up Form Here

We will be taking luxury charter buses for the trip.  At Disneyland, each participant will receive a 3-Day park hopper pass.  They will also receive $15 in Disney meal vouchers each day.  We will be staying at the Embassy Suites in Santa Ana with 6 students per room.  Embassy Suites provides a full all-you-can-eat buffet each morning.

During the trip, there will be the following performances:

  • Marching Band performance along Main Street Disney

  • Backstage Soundtrack Session for Marching/Concert Band

  • Backstage Soundtrack Session for Choir

  • Backstage Dance Workshop for Color Guard

Each student will also receive a Disney Performing Arts commemorative gift!

The price of this trip is $693.00 per student (price based on 140 students traveling - on three 56 passenger buses).
The price of this trip is $693.00 per chaperone (price based on 14 chaperones traveling - double occupancy).

​Please email Tarri Myers with any questions:  tarribear3@gmail.com

 

Chaperone Information

We need chaperones for this trip.  If you feel you can fulfill the duties and responsibilities, send in the Disney Chaperone sign-up form along with your payment/deposit (all chaperones need to pay the full amount just like the students).

  • Each pair of chaperones will be assigned a group of students as their responsibility

  • Chaperones ride the bus for the whole trip

  • Each will share a room with another Chaperone

  • Chaperones will be responsible to distribute medication and administer basic first aid at the hotel and in the park to your assigned students

  • Check rooms each night and tape doors

  • Chaperones are expected to follow basic behavior rules at all times

All chaperones need to be fingerprinted at the FSUSD office and cleared (if you have not done so previously).

Download the Chaperone Information Form Here

Download the Chaperone Sign-Up Form Here

 

Payment Information

Disney payments can be made by check (payable to Rodriguez Music Boosters) and dropped off in the Booster mailbox in the band room.  Please make sure to put 'Disney' and Student's Name on the memo line.

Credit card payments can be made via the PayPal link below.  Please note that the payment will show a 'tax' on the receipt.  This is not a tax but is the recouping of the fees PayPal charges (Approx 3.25%) so that RHSEU receives the full intended amount.

Note:  There is a slight difference in the payment breakdown in the PayPal vs. the printed form.  Don't be worried about this - the important part (and purpose) is to break up the total cost into smaller payments.  The only requirement is that the full $693 is paid by the end of January.

PAYMENT PERIOD CLOSED

YOU MAY PAY FOR TICKETS BELOW UNTIL 2/21/2020

Additional Park-Hopper Tickets

Additional three-day Park Hopper tickets are available at a discounted rate of $290.00 per ticket (A $65.00 Savings!).  However, these tickets are only good for the period of the trip (April 14-16, 2020).  They cannot be refunded once purchased.  Passes will be distributed at a later date once we receive them.

Purchases must be made by Friday, February 21st, 2020.

Payments for tickets can be made by check (payable to Rodriguez Music Boosters) and dropped off in the Booster mailbox in the band room, along with the form.  Please make sure to put 'Disney Tickets' and your Student's Name on the memo line.

Download the Additional Park-Hopper Ticket Form Here

Credit card payments can be made via the PayPal link below.  Please note that the payment will show a 'tax' on the receipt.  This is not a tax but is the recouping of the fees PayPal charges (Approx 3.25%) so that RHSEU receives the full intended amount.

PAYMENT PERIOD CLOSED

Itinerary Form
Download Here
4/29/2020 - Trip Update Letter
Download Here
MusicTrip.com Refund Letter
Download Here
MusicTrip.com Refund Receipt
Download Here
Student Form
Download Here
Chaperone Form
Download Here
Chaperone Rules
Download Here
Packing List Instructions
Download Here
Additional 3-Day Park Hopper Ticket Form
Download Here