NYC trip 2018

NYC Info Letter and Participant Form

2018 MCP Trip Insurance Form

Non-Participant (Chaperone) Form

NHS Band and Orchestra Parents and Students,

The NHS Orchestra and NHS Band are excited to announce our combined trip to NYC March 23rd – March 27th, 2018!  NHS performing groups have traveled to both coasts in recent years offering incredible growing and performing opportunities, even a top highlight of a student’s music career! Highlights of this trip include:

  • Group performances at Carnegie Hall
  • Rehearsal with a nationally known clinician
  • 911 Museum
  • Broadway Show
  • Top of the Rock
  • NBC Studio Tour
  • New York Philharmonic or equivalent concert

We are working with Manhattan Concert Productions to put together a package that is both musically and culturally rewarding. MCP will be making the arrangements, handling publicity, and working with families to help make the payment process as easy as possible.

Registration of interested students (or yourself as a chaperone) is happening NOW. To register for this trip you need to complete the Individual Participant Form for each person, and return it with a check for $300 per person on/before Monday, May 1st. Deposit checks should be made out to “Niwot High School”. All students will be set up in quad-occupancy rooms unless we are notified otherwise.  (Pricing increases for students in triple or double occupancy rooms.) Also, parents interested in going need to make their intentions known; adults will be put up in double occupancy rooms.

As an option Manhattan Concert Production offers Trip Cancellation Insurance.

  • $69 ($3 credit card processing fee) covers everything except airfare
  • $119 ($3 credit card processing fee) covers everything and airfare

Registration forms will be distributed after our initial deposit is made.

We are planning a handful of fundraising opportunities that will help students defray the costs of the trip.  We will continue with our super-duper Palisade Peach fundraiser in August as well as World’s Finest Chocolates sales during the Fall. Our goal is to help students offset as much of the cost of the trip as possible so that it does not become a determining factor for participation. Please contact us if you would like to help with fundraising!

The first deposit of $300.00 (check made out to “Niwot High School”) per student/adult and the Individual Participant Form should be brought in and handed directly to Mrs. Coniway or Mr. Hendricks on/before Monday, May 1st, 2017. If you are going to purchase the Trip Cancellation Protection Plan, you will  also need to submit that form and payment (check made out to “Manhattan Concert Productions”) with the deposit.       

Payment schedule

May 1st                     $300           

September 1st         $500           

November 15th       $500           

January 15th            Balance (~$500)

Total: $1340 + airfare*

*   Subject to change for triple or double occupancy room (student)

** You can, of course, make larger payments if you like : )



District liability releases and health forms will be sent home this fall. Also, any adult going on the trip that does not work for St. Vrain Valley Schools must complete the chaperone paperwork and a background check.  Email us if you have any questions!

We are really excited to offer your students a unique travel experience and an fantastic opportunity to make lifetime memories. We realize that students are pulled in SO MANY directions by various activities and we are proud that the NHS music students take pride in their music-making and choose to make music an important part of their lives!

Ms. Kris Coniway                              Mr. Wade Hendricks

Director, NHS Orchestras              Director, NHS Bands