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Disney Trip 2018

The Bridger Band will be heading to Florida December 5-9, 2018!

This note has been sent home to all parents regarding the trip:

Letter from Mrs. Dewar

This page is intended to help provide information related to the trip including the tentative itinerary, payment schedule and package details. The total cost of the trip is $1,425/student, based on quad occupancy. The pricing is assuming an airfare of $300 per person. A non-refundable $250 deposit is due on June 8, along with a signed trip contract, which you can download here:

Trip Contract

Payment Schedule

Updated info, as of 10/4/2018 from Colette Niven:


Thanks to all for your patience while the board calculated profit for the meat raffle, and projected profit for the purse party, as well as costs for truck rental, driver and chaperones.

The boosters have calculated a contribution of $125/student attending the Disney trip. Payment #5 amount was $275, but is now $150. ALL outstanding payments are due by 10/12 or the student spot and monies paid to date will be forfeited.

PLEASE DO NOT MAIL ANY REMAINING PAYMENTS TO THE PO BOX!!! Options for payment turn in are below:

  1. I will be in the high school lobby on Friday Oct 5, from about 4:50p to 5:45p (roll call is at 5p).
  2. The band booster meeting on Tuesday, Oct 9, 7p
  3. You can drop them off at my home. Contact me to make arrangements(PM or cniven@bridgerband.com)

When making payments, please submit these printable Payment Coupons to help us track the incoming funds. Checks should be made payable to "AABB, Inc."

Note that the final balance (October 5) will depend on the total final price of the trip. The final number will depend on the exact cost of airfare, and how much money has been generated by Booster-sponsored fundraising activities. The more money the band is able to raise through fundraisers, the lower the total amount per student will ultimately be. We encourage all parents to help with fundraising activities for the benefit of the group.

When students participate in band fundraisers, their share of profits will be added to their student accounts. That money can be used toward the trip balances. In the past, several students have managed to fundraise their entire trips so that they didn't have to spend any money to participate (aside from whatever spending money they want to take along for souvenirs, etc.)! The band provides numerous fundraising opportunities in the hopes that cost will not prevent students from attending. Student accounts are currently being managed by Laura Mikush. Contact Laura to have money applied from a student account to trip balances.

The trip package includes the following

  • Round trip air on Southwest Airlines PIT/MCO
  • 4 Nights hotel accommodations (resort type hotel)
  • Universal Ticket (1 Day/2 Park)
  • Disney Ticket (3 Day Starter)
  • 4 Full buffet breakfasts at hotel
  • 4 - $15 cash outs for park lunches
  • Universal meal ticket for dinner
  • 3 - $20 Disney dining cards for park dinners
  • $10 cash out at airport for lunch on return trip
  • All surface transportation in Orlando
  • Contracted security at hotel each night
  • All taxes and gratuities on included items
  • One million dollar general liability insurance
  • Services of professional tour manager on trip

The Marching Band and Steel Drums to perform at Disney; Optional Choir performance at Epcot.

Friends and Family Package

Friends and family members are welcome to head to Florida to watch their children perform! As a courtesy, Specialty Travel & Tours has assembled a package for this purpose. No one is obligated to use this specific package; anyone can make their own travel arrangements as well. Please be aware that children on the trip must stay with the band and participate in its functions throughout the entirety of the trip. Parents may not remove their kids from parks or other activities to visit with other family members, go off-site for dinner, etc. You could arrange to have a meal with your children during their free time at the amusement parks if you wish.

Friends and Family Package

Tentative Itinerary

Wednesday, December 5, 2018:

5:00 a.m.

Arrive at airport

9:50 a.m.

Flight Group 1 Arrives in Orlando

12:15 p.m.

Flight Group 2 Arrives in Orlando
Transfer to hotel to drop off bags
Depart for Hollywood Studios
$15 cash out for lunch
$20 Disney Dining Card for dinner

8:30 p.m.

Return to hotel
Overnight security

Thursday, December 6, 2018

8:00 a.m.

Buffet breakfast at hotel

9:00 a.m.

Depart for Epcot (Steel Drums depart to Disney Springs)

11:00 a.m.

Steel Drum Band performance at Disney Springs
Steel Drums transfers to Epcot after performance
$15 cash out for lunch
$20 Disney Dining Card for dinner

6:45 p.m.

Choir to perform in Candlelight Processional

8:15 p.m.

Choir second performance

9:30 p.m.

Return to hotel
Overnight security

Friday, December 7, 2018

8:00 a.m.

Buffet breakfast at hotel

9:00 a.m.

Depart for Universal
$15 cash out for lunch
Universal Meal Voucher for dinner

8:00 p.m.

Return to hotel
Overnight security

Saturday, December 8, 2018

8:00 a.m.

Buffet breakfast at hotel

9:00 a.m.

Depart for Magic Kingdom
$15 cash out for lunch
$20 cash out for dinner

1:30 p.m.

Band to march in "Disney Festival Fantasy Pre-Parade"

10:00 p.m.

Return to hotel
Overnight security

Sunday, December 9, 2018

8:00 a.m.

Buffet breakfast at hotel

9:30 a.m.

Flight Group 1 departs for airport

12:00 p.m.

Flight Group 2 departs for airport

2:35 p.m.

Flight Group 1 arrives in Pittsburgh

7:05 p.m.

Flight Group 2 arrives in Pittsburgh



Ambridge Area Band Boosters, Inc.
P.O. Box 145
Baden, PA 15005