From April 7th to the 13th, 2023, the Titan Marching Band will be at Disney World in Orlando, Florida to perform at one of Disney’s theme parks.
Dating back to 1989, marching bands from the Berea City Schools have made the trek to Disney to parade through one of Disney’s theme parks. Since the high school merger in 2013 between Berea and Midpark, the Titan Band has made two successful trips to Disney and plans are underway for trip number 3 … trip number 13 overall.
This page is dedicated to all things regarding the Disney trip. Information, updates, forms, fundraising, and making payments can be found here. You may also enjoy photos and videos from the previous two Disney trips.
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This trip is being coordinated by the Berea-Midpark Band Boosters and is open to all band students who are in good academic and disciplinary standing with Berea-Midpark High School and the Band Program. This trip is not part of the Berea-Midpark curriculum and is not funded by the Berea City School District. Participation is voluntary and will have no bearing on the student’s grades. All District policies governing field trips and student behavior will be enforced on this trip.
The cost for the Disney trip has been set at $1100 per student. However, the Band Boosters have made an initial investment in the trip of $12,000 making the new cost:
$1,030.00 per band student.
This price includes:
- Roundtrip motor coach transportation from Berea to Orlando plus all transportation at Disney.
- All meals with the exception of lunch on the day of departure (students will pack a lunch).
- Admission to Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Animal Kingdom, Disney Studios and one waterpark.
- Four nights hotel accommodations at a Disney World Value Resort.
In order to meet certain deposit deadlines and provide expense relief for the student’s families, the following payment schedule has been set up:
- January 31, 2022 – $75 non-refundable deposit.
- May 1, 2022 – Payment #1: $325 ($400 total paid by this date.)
- November 1, 2022 – Payment #2: $330 ($730 total paid by this date.)
- March 1, 2023 – Final Payment: $300 (Paid in full)
The important information about the above schedule is the total amounts paid by the dates listed. Payments may be made at any time from now until the March 1, 2023 “paid-in-full” deadline.
To assist with the cost of the trip, the Band Boosters have earmarked three scheduled hoagie drive fundraisers: February 2022, Fall 2022 and February 2023 as Disney trip fundraisers. All students registered for the Disney trip will benefit from these hoagie drives. Students will also have the ability to earn individual credit towards their trip during the February 2022 and Fall 2022 hoagie drives. Due to limits imposed on non-profit organizations, these will be the only two hoagie drives where individual credit can be earned. Participation in the hoagie drives is encouraged for the benefit of all students registered for the trip but it is not a requirement.
While fundraising activities will be explored it is ultimately the student’s / parent’s responsibility to pay for the trip.
Next Steps – Students
Students interested in taking the trip will need a “Student Letter of Intent” form filled out and signed by both parents and students. Click here to download the letter. Also, a $75.00 non-refundable deposit is required. The “Letter of Intent” and the deposit are due by January 31st, 2022. Due to needed signatures, there is no electronic version of this document. The “Letter of Intent” can be dropped off in the Band Booster Box in the high school band room or the band booster box in the middle school band room.
Deposit payments can be made by check to “BMHS Band Boosters” or by credit card / PayPal by clicking here.
Next Steps – Chaperones
Parents interested in chaperoning the trip should consult the “Chaperone FAQ” (Click Here). If you are still interested then please fill out the chaperone registration. You can download the print copy or click here to go to the electronic version. Chaperones do no NOT need to put in a deposit. Those applying to be chaperones will be notified by the band directors once we have an accurate count of how many students are making the trip. All chaperones will need to clear fingerprinting and a background check.