March 19, 2018

Hello Scotland 2018 Tour Families!

A few important, timely reminders (because we are going to Scotland!):

  • The deadline for confirming our total number of airline seats in our group block with KLM is fast approaching and we need to hear from you by this Friday, March 23, if your plans have changed and you will no longer be participating in the tour. After that date, the airfare portion of your tour fee ($1,680) is still due and will not be refundable.
  • Similarly, if you have not yet registered on the Gateway site, please take care of this ASAP so we have an accurate travel roster. The instructions are included in the September 2017 letter linked here.
  • Our travel and rehearsal dates this summer have NOT changed. Our tour website has all the dates listed as well as a complete Google tour calendar: please make sure you have these dates on YOUR calendar. Tour website:
  • Chaperones: as a reminder, we have two scheduled (required) pre-trip meetings. Thank you for making sure these are noted on your calendars. Wednesday, June 6, and Wednesday, July 18 (both at 6PM).
  • Deviation requests must be submitted, finalized and paid for by April 25.
  • If you are deviating, please shoot us a quick email letting us know. (This is helpful to us as we begin planning family groups and our return trip chaperone needs.)
  • First tour payment installment is due by April 1. Statements were emailed earlier this month.
  • Thank you for submitting your passport photo to the MYC office if you have not yet done so. (Chaperones and staff who traveled in 2014 or 2016 may disregard. We will use your photo from a prior year.)

Finally, itinerary information will be shared in early summer (this is consistent with past tours). We are delighted to tell you that groups from Russia, Australia, the Ukraine, Jamaica, and China will also be traveling to Aberdeen this summer to participate. We're excited about the possibilities!

Thanks for paying attention to these deadlines--please be in touch with any questions!

P.S. Don't forget to join the Madison Boychoir Scotland 2018 Facebook group:

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