Itinerary – New York 2022

(B) – Breakfast Included, (D) – Dinner Included

Meet at Terminal 7 at LAX at 6:00 a.m. Sunday, March 20.  Please arrange for your own student’s transportation to get to the airport.

We will check in as a group. Bring mask.    First Bag is $35.  Second Bag is $45.  Checked bags can’t exceed 50 lbs or 62 combined inches (length/width/height).

Flight Info:

Airline: United Airlines

Flight No.: 525

Depart: Los Angeles (LAX) 08:30 AM

DAY 1, SUNDAY MARCH 20: NEW YORK CITYArrive: Newark (EWR) 04:34 PM

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)


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. 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)


Today, leave the hotel and transfer to Carnegie Hall for your performance at the world famous concert venue. Performancs begin at 12pm. Later today, celebrate your successful performance with other musicians at a special awards banquet at 3pm until 5pm! Return to the hotel to change and have free time on your own this evening. (B)


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)


Check out of the hotel this morning and enjoy a final walk through Central Park. Visit The Met at 10am followed by lunch on your own at Chelsea Market. At 2pm, transfer to Newark airport for your return flight to Los Angeles. (B)

Flight Info

Airline: United Airlines

Flight No.: 2674

Depart: Newark (EWR) 05:00 PM

Arrive: Los Angeles (LAX) 08:07 PM

Pick up your student at LAX. Flight lands at 8:07 p.m.





New York Trip Update – March 20-24, 2022


Two weeks! Now is the time for things to get done prior to the trip, so we’ve started a checklist. It is important that you complete the checklist each week.

1) Please pay for Instrument rentals & instrument baggage costs

Participants are asked to help cover the costs of instrument rentals in New York and the costs of getting instruments to New York. Participants are asked to contribute $75 towards these costs. Please make check payable to LCHS MPA and place the check-in the black box in the band room. MPA will be issuing payment to the rental company and the airlines.

2) Carnegie Hall COVID forms — only for on-stage performing students.

****Please note forms will be sent out separately on Monday to all NY participants.****

A) Parents must complete the COVID form allowing the release of test result to Carnegie Hall and MCP.

B) The second form is also for parents to complete, this one is a minor consent form

3) Please sign up for “Travel Buddies” remind.

Mr. Stone will send out updates and information on this remind to all New York Participants. Text @lchstrip to 81010.

4) New York trip specific field trip form.

Per school district guidelines, please complete a New York trip specific field trip form. Have your student place the completed form in the locked black box in the band room.

5) Carnegie Hall tickets:

Anyone traveling outside of the trip must purchase a ticket to gain entrance to this performance. (A reminder that all Non-Performers on the trip package have a ticket included.)

All audience members must show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, including boosters if eligible.

Ticket link:



New York City has told Carnegie Hall that they can not have two audiences within the same day.  Our original date to play in Carnegie Hall had us playing in the morning, with another concert happening that evening.  So the festival has had to cancel our original date and has given us an alternative date that will work (pending district approval).  So the new trip dates, pending approval, will be March 20-24.  I don’t anticipate any issues with obtaining approval.  I know this causes a lot of disruption to schedules and plans, but I appreciate your patience in this new date.

Also, everyone on the trip must be fully vaccinated and boosted for the trip.  Just a reminder to take care of this as soon as possible. I’ll keep you all posted as we clarify and confirm details for the trip.

Helpful info and links:

LCHS Music NY Carnegie Hall Trip:

Group ID #: 112040

Leader/Instructor – Last Name: Stone

COST: $2,679

Travel insurance (2 pages of info):…/afe82c7c-be8a-49f4…

LCHS NYC trip link with Encore/ACIS (pay for trip through this portal):

Voucher exchange (buy vouchers from past parents from canceled 2020 NYC trip):…/1FAIpQLSdQgk2slK3D1A…/viewform



The New York Trip Has Been Cancelled


This week we found out the Carnegie Hall has announced that they will be closed through April. With that news and the still present uncertainty with the COVID pandemic, we are cancelling the NY Trip for this year.

Anyone on the trip list at this time, will receive a $200 voucher for a future trip (transferable if needed) and then the remaining balance will come back as a refund. For example, if you have $2000 paid towards the trip, you would receive a $200 voucher and then get back $1800. We are already planning our 2022 trip to Ireland, so you can use those vouchers for that trip.

Thank you all for your patience in this matter.


As many of you already know, both the NYC trip and the Dayton trip were cancelled today. We are very sorry as our students have worked very, very hard for both of these trips and were really looking forward to performing and competing.

We know you have many questions regarding the trip payments and we are working on solutions for both trips. We will provide an update in a few days once we have more information.

Thank you for your patience and continued support of the LCHS Instrumental Music Program.

Elizabeth Bohannon
MPA President
Mobile: 818-257-1210

Pay Deposit/Sign Up by June 6th!

Registration Information

Encore Tours

  • Go to this Link
  • Register as a participant
    1. If you already have an account from Ireland, you need to make a new account with a different username.
    2. Group ID: 112040
    3. Last Name: Stone
    4. Deposit amount: $200.00



$2,499* + $75* Travel Fee

(Register with deposit of $200)


$2,499* + $75* Travel Fee

(Register with deposit of $200)

Breakfast: Covered in Trip
Lunch: Covered by Traveler
Dinner: Covered in Trip
Souvenirs: Covered by Traveler

*Cost is subject to change. Currently based on 90 participants.

Payment Schedule

June 6, 2019: $200 deposit per participant

September 15, 2019: $500 per participant

October 15, 2019: $500 per participant

November 15, 2019: $500 per participant

January 4, 2020: Balance Due

All payments are made directly to ACIS/Encore.

Parent Travelers & Chaperones

Parents can attend as a traveler, or as a chaperone. It will be assumed you wish to be chaperone unless specified otherwise. If you wish to make alternative travel arrangements, please do so with the tour company directly.

Chaperone Duties Include:

  • Being an “adult” presence
  • Room checks
  • Attendance

Itinerary (Subject to Change as Plans are Finalized):

  • Depart LAX –> Arrive in New York City
  • Check in at Hotel
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Workshop Clinic
  • 9/11 Memorial and Museum
  • One World Observatory
  • Statue of  Liberty & Ellis Island
  • Perform in Carnegie Hall
  • Evening Awards Banquet
  • Backstage Tour of Lincoln Center
  • Rockefeller Center
  • Broadway Show
  • Travel Home