Happy Monday, Scotland Tour Families!
We are excited to share with you that this morning we received our official invitation to the first annual Aberdeen International Festival of Youth Arts from the Aberdeen Multicultural Centre. This development is a result of collaboration between Madison Youth Choirs, the Aberdeen Multicultural Centre and our colleagues from the Aberdeen International Youth Festival and it signals the official start of itinerary and performance planning for our tour this summer. Yay!

As we are now less than 100 days to departure, every email you receive from us will have timely, important information/reminders--thank you for paying very close attention to each email we send. (Pro tip: every tour email subject line begins with "Scotland 2018" making it easy to do a quick search of your inbox or the email archives.)

Deviation Deadline
The deviation deadline is this Wednesday, April 25.  If you've been putting off contacting Gateway with your travel plans for your singer beyond the festival, please start by completing the deviation form linked below and returning it to Gateway via email TODAY. Once they have information from you they can begin discussing your options. Again, these plans need to be finalized and paid for by this Wednesday, April 25 (you may be able to extend to Friday with some negotiation). (If you are deviating, please plan to pick up your singer in Aberdeen on the evening of Saturday, August 4.)

Gateway Registration for Ticketing
Please double-check that your singer's Gateway registration is complete with:
  • name exactly matching how it appears on passport
  • passport number is complete and up to date (if you are in the processing of renewing a passport, you will get a NEW number with your new passport, just FYI.)
  • passport expiration date is NOT within six months of our return date
  • food preference is specified (this is for your in-flight meals only); you will be asked to provide food preference/requirements again for our meals while in Scotland

If you have not yet registered on the Gateway site, please take care of this detail ASAP. The complete instructions are included in the September letter linked here.
If you run into any issues with the site, please contact Gateway directly.

Thank you for paying attention to all REQUIRED Scotland Tour rehearsals and parent meetings when making plans for this summer.  You can view the calendar (as well as other tour bits) here: http://www.madisonyouthchoirs.org/aberdeen

  • May tour payments are due by May 1 (see statement emailed last week)
  • our first rehearsal is Monday, May 21!
  • please join the Scotland 2018 Facebook group here: Madison Boychoir Scotland 2018
  • We leave in 93 days!
North Sea, Aberdeenshire