Atlantic Band Festival (ABF) Halifax 2018 Itinerary

Wednesday, April 25th:

11:10 Lunch at KISH

12:00 Load the bus

12:30 Leave for Halifax

2:30 Stop at Masstown Market

2:50 Leave for Halifax

4:00 Arrive in Halifax at the “Hampton Inn and Suites” at Dartmouth

Crossing 65 Cromarty Drive, Dartmouth, (902)406-7700

5:00 Leave for dinner to Jack Astor’s Restaurant Dartmouth Crossing,

107 Shubie Drive, Dartmouth #468-6080 (covered by the cost of

trip)

7:30 Neptune Theatre for the Broadway music “Mama Mia”

1593 Argyle St., Halifax, phone#902-429-7070 or

1 800-565-7345

10:30 Hotel

11:00 Lights Out!

Thursday, April 26th:

7:00 Rise and Shine “Performance Day- Festival for all Concert/Jazz Band players”

8:00 Breakfast provided by the Hotel

8:30 Leave for Mount St. Vincent University – Festival Location and

park outside Rosaria Centre 166 Bedford Highway, Halifax

(902) 457-6788

***Make sure you have your instrument, music, and all parts of your concert/Jazz band uniform (black pants, socks, shoes, band shirt, bowtie, and concert band vest)

9:00 Arrive at the Rosaria Centre.  Concert Band proceed to Main stage – Rosaria Centre to meet your Festival Host.  When directed proceed to the coat room where you will assemble your instruments and wait for instructions from the Host.  For Conductors – give ADJUDICATOR SCORES, SEATING PLAN AND SOLOIST FORM

10:00 Concert Band performs

10:30 Concert Band will go to the Clinic Room for a ½ workshop with one

of the adjudicators.

10:45 Picture of Concert Band

11:00 lunch (paid by students) at a fast food establishment

12:30 Leave for the festival at Mount St. Vincent University

166 Bedford Highway, Halifax – (902) 457-6788

12:45 Rosaria Centre – Vinnie’s meet your Festival Host.  When directed proceed to the coat room where you will assemble your instruments and wait for instructions from the Host.

 

1:00 The festival host will guide you to the warm-up room. The next twenty minutes will be spent warming up for your adjudicated performance.

1:20 The Host will escort Jazz Band to the performance stage

1:30 Adjudicated Performance – Jazz Band – Vinnie’s stage

2:00 Jazz Band will go to the Clinic Room for a ½ workshop with one of

the adjudicators.

2:45 Picture of the Jazz Band members

3:00 Back to the hotel and change for evening supper

5:00 Leave for dinner in downtown Halifax

5:30 DinnerAthens Family Restaurant, 6273 Quinpool Rd., Halifax

(902)422-1595 (covered by the cost of trip)

7:30 Back at the hotel for fun in the pool

10:00 Lights out!

Friday, April 27th:

7:30 Rise and Shine, bring all luggage to bus for loading

8:15 Breakfast provided by the Hotel

9:20 Board the bus to depart for Pier 21 Museum

9:50 Arrive at Pier 21 – tour and scavenger hunt

12:00 Board the bus to go for lunch (paid by students)

1:00 Leave for Peggy’s Cove

1:45 Arrive in Peggy’s Cove

2:45 Board the bus back to Dartmouth for shopping at Mic Mac Mall

3:30 shopping and Dinner at Mic Mac Mall (dinner covered by the cost

of trip)  

6:00 travel back home to P.E.I.

9:00 Arrive in Kensington

***Students will have to cover the cost of 3 lunches

(Wednesday lunch at KISH, Thursday in Halifax and Friday after Pier 21

approximate value of 2 lunches in Halifax = $30)

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Packing Guidelines for the bandtrip

Packing Guidelines

Uniform:

black pants

band shirt

band vest

bow tie

black socks/tights

BLACK SHOES (no sneakers or flip flops)
All required music and instruments (concert and jazz band) and instrument(s)

Comfortable shoes for walking

Comfortable casual clothes

Money – for two lunches = $30 plus spending money for shopping

*** If you require an over-the-counter medication, such as Tylenol, Advil, Gravol, etc., you must bring it with you as the chaperones are not permitted by Public School Board policy to give you any medication.

Accommodation/Important telephone contact numbers are on the itinerary

Atlantic Band Festival 2018