Greetings Potential Scotland 2018 Tour Participants!

Our commitment deadline for the Scotland 2018 tour is Friday, September 1--just nine days away! This is a firm deadline and so we are sending this reminder to all potential tour participants (Purcell, Britten, Holst and Ragazzi).

Twenty-nine commitments have been received which means the majority of those intending to participate have not returned their commitment form and deposit. PLEASE NOTE: If you have NOT received an email from us with your tour statement attached and "Scotland 2018 Confirmation" in the subject line we have not received your commitment form/deposit.

To commit to the Scotland 2018 Tour, please submit to the MYC office:

(If there are extenuating circumstances and your family is absolutely unable to pay the required $200 deposit by September 1, please contact the MYC office before September 1 to make other arrangements.)

Again, commitments are due no later than Friday, September 1. This is a firm deadline as we are in the process already of negotiating our air contract making it very difficult to add passengers after September 1.  

If you are applying for tuition assistance, that application is also due no later than September 1:

If you have questions about the tour, start with the handy FAQ section on the tour website. If you don't see your question there, please ask!

Finally, thank you for not waiting until the last minute to mail your form and deposit--we need to receive it by September 1 and mail service can take 3-5 days for local delivery. Dropping it off at the office always works! If the door is locked, please use the wire baskets or slide your envelope under the door.

If you are unsure whether we have received your commitment/deposit, please ask!

Thanks, all! (Very soon only those on the confirmed roster will receive tour-related emails--thank you for your patience!)

The following information was originally sent on July 10, 2017 and is provided again for your reference. (All Scotland 2018 emails are also archived and available via the "Archives" link in the header section above.
From July 10 email:

Tour Cost and Travel Dates
We have finalized the cost of the 2018 Scotland Tour as well as our travel dates. You may recall from our meeting in June that we presented a range of $3,100-3,450. We are happy to report that the total price of the tour will be $3,200 per participant. This includes everything: air and land travel, meals, lodging, festival fees, rehearsals, music, tour wardrobe, sight-seeing admission fees, etc. The only thing it does not include is pocket money for a souvenir!

Our travel dates have also been finalized: We will depart on Thursday, July 26, and return on Sunday, August 5, 2018.

What happens next?
Once your deposit and commitment form have been received by MYC you will be added to the tour roster and receive a confirmation email from us. Yay!
We anticipate the schedule of additional payments will be very close to what we announced at the June meeting:

$3,000 (after $200 deposit) broken into four payments of $750 due monthly beginning March 1, 2018 with the final payment due by June 1, 2018. (Please note: Final cost and payment dates may change slightly due to final air contract.)

In the coming months there will be many things communicated to you and we will do our very best to be clear and concise.  We are counting on you to be careful readers and to pay special attention to all deadlines we publish as these will largely be dictated by our travel vendors and we are subject to their terms.  HINT: when you see "Scotland 2018" in your inbox, please open and read!

If you were not able to attend the June meeting please visit the tour website and read through the FAQ section.

Once the tour roster has been set (after September 1) only those committed to the tour will receive tour-related emails. Thank you for your patience with our emails if you have decided not to travel with us. They will eventually end!

Questions? Please ask!
Thank you! 

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