New York, People!

Our sweetboy has an amazing opportunity!  The High School Jazz Band is going to New York City this year.  The trip will be in March during our spring break from school.  They will be performing in the atrium of the IBM Building on the second day of the trip.  It is going to be so exciting!  We are so happy for him and for the honor of being chosen to go.

He now has the task of raising the funds for the trip.  The total cost is $850.  All monies must be turned in by January 17, 2009.  This is where you come in.  The program allows for friends and family to log in and make donations to each student.  With each donation, this puts him one step closer to his goal of seeing the big city of New York.  If you or someone you know would like to rock a teenager’s world….then go here and make magic happen.  Thank you for even considering it.  We know the blessing of giving and of receiving! It’s amazing!

Select the MTC online logo at bottom (click individual)

log in email—  (password–dwgagml7)

Select Make payment—enter amount and follow directions to finish.  It only takes minutes to do.

Again, thank you for any donation that you feel led to give.  There is no set amount, you may give even $5.  I really like this system and pray that you will too.  God is so good!  We trust Him with this exciting adventure and know that He will make it happen.  Bless you for being a part!

Here’s the itenerary of the trip: (Did I mention….they are traveling there by chartered bus?)


Breakfast at the Lighthouse Restaurant.  Overlooking the beautiful skyline of New York City.  A NY Waterways Harbor Cruise.  They travel from Midtown to the Upper West Side, Harlem, Central Park, Upper East Side, Lincoln Center, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Fifth Avenue and of course all the colorful ethnic neighborhoods.  WoW!  South Street Seaport.  They will visit Ground Zero before checking in to their hotel.


UN Building Tour.  They perform at IBM Building for the crowds there.  Next on to Times Square for shopping and sightseeing.  At dinner they will be actually meeting stars from the Broadway Show that they will be attending that night.  End the evening with the Broadway Show (I WANNA GO!!!!).


Radio City Hall.  Afternoon free.  Spend time in Chinatown for shopping and touring.  End with dinner at SPQR (a local authentic italian restaurant)….this ain’t no Olive Garden, ya’ll.


Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour.  Visit the Empire State Building.  Then head to Broadway and 34th Street to the world’s largest department store, Macy’s.  End the night with dinner at Hard Rock Cafe.  Then they hop back on the bus to travel back to Indiana!  Whew!  A whirlwind of activities.  I wish I could go!

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