ETHS Tour Information
The Evanston Township High School Band plans performance tours every two years to enrich the curricular program and enhance the group experience for its members. We are pleased to announce plans for our 2016 tour to Washington D.C.! Click the links to view the details!

Important Information:
Tour Dates:
Wednesday, February 24th (after school) - Monday, February 29th (a.m. return)

Package Costs:
Approximately $1,000 (all students in Quad Occupancy)

Payment Method:
Direct payments to Bob Rogers Travel (Debit/Credit Card) via the IPS System
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Payment Structure - REVISED 10/2/2015
Deposit - by October 15th - $350.00
2nd Payment - by November 30th, 2015 - $350.00
Final Payment - by January 28th, 2016 - $350.00

All fundraised money will be paid to Bob Rogers Travel on behalf of your student in January 2016 prior to your final payment due date.

IPS Registration Form - How To!
Travel Insurance Form - Optional

More information is provided in the links within this Spring Tour section.

Tour Meeting Schedule
Introductory Tour Meeting - Monday 9/28/2016, 6:30 p.m. in the ETHS Auditorium
Final Tour Meeting - Monday 2/22/2016, 6:30 p.m. in the ETHS Upstairs Theatre
Tour Rehearsal Schedule
In an effort to reduce the impact on our curricular ensembles, we have put together a rehearsal schedule for our Washington D.C. Tour Band that will meet every Friday (and some other weekdays as indicated below) during Period 6, a common period among our band students, between January and the Washington D.C. Tour. While this is during our regularly scheduled 6th Period Symphonic Band, much of the repertoire will be prepared by our Symphonic Band for their March 8th Concert. These non-touring Symphonic Band students will be able to rehearse with us during their band period as usual.

In order to get the most out of our 4th and 5th Period rehearsals (Concert Band and Wind Symphony), we will still meet as 4th and 5th period bands on these Tour Band 6th Period rehearsal days. We will end our 4th and 5th period rehearsals 15 minutes early to allow students to eat lunch in the band room. Because time is limited, we ask that students bring their lunch with them to school on these altered Fridays.

Because rehearsal time is limited, we expect all Washington D.C. Tour participants to practice their music between rehearsals in preparation for our tour. We will have multiple opportunities in which to perform and be in clinic sessions while in Washington D.C., so we want to be well prepared! We are looking forward to a great tour to our nation’s capitol!

Tour Band Schedule - Period 6
Friday January 22nd, 2016
Friday February 5th, 2016
Friday February 12th, 2016
Thursday February 18th, 2016
Friday February 19th, 2016
Monday February 22nd, 2016
Tuesday February 23rd, 2016
Wednesday February 24th, 2016