Orlando 2020

Discovery Middle School Band/Choir spring trip for 2019-2020

If you're interested in being part of our spring trip...

Be sure to fill out the google form included below.

Due to some issues with scheduling, we will be attending the Orlandofest competition again this year (same competition as last year's trip). This trip is optional for band and choir students at DMS. We will be part of the Orlandofest competition and attend the Universal Studios parks as well as Sea World Orlando. All students who fill out the google form are committing to pay full price of the trip in the installments outlined below. We look forward to an amazing trip!

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Supervision: Students will be in a group of 6 (rooming group AND walking around group). Each group will be assigned one chaperone. The chaperones will not be in the room with the students, but will be close by. Chaperones will walk around the park all day with the students.

There will also be a security guard hired to supervise evenings at the hotel after lights out.

There will also be two different floors for the hotel for a "girls floor" and a "boys floor."

Nurse/Medication: There is a nurse that travels with the band/choir. Students will turn in all medication beforehand, even advil and tylenol. There will be forms in the packet you're given at trip meetings. We will have dedicated "medication turn in" days.

There are packing lists (very detailed) provided in the packets that will be handed out at the meetings.

Payment plans are available - just email info@dmsbands.org or mcjenkins@madisoncity.k12.al.us if you need to make an alternative payment schedule. Please include the dates you'd like to pay.

Orlando Trip 2020

Wednesday, April 29th, 5pm to Monday, May 4th, 7am

11450 Marbella Palm Court

Orlando, FL


Orlandofest - National Band and Choir Competition

Universal Studios - 2 days

Sea World - 1 day

Blue Man Group Show

Student/Chaperone PAYMENT PLAN

Student Price:

October 29 - $100 (Non-Refundable deposit)

November 26 - $135

December 17 - $250

January 24 - $250

February 28 - $250

TRIP TOTAL: $985 per Student


Double Room - $1,130

Single Room - $1,360

"Tag Along" price coming soon!

Tag-Alongs are people who want to travel with the group, but not have chaperoning duties. Sometimes families tag along at the same time as their student. That being said, families are NOT allowed to take the student away from the group to be with the family all day in the parks.

Tag along price includes all park admission prices with our group (as well as blue man group tickets). Hotel price is NOT included. Trip t-shirts are not included, but are available for tag alongs to purchase. Trip t-shirts are not required for tag-alongs.

This allows you to attend the events with us at a discounted rate.

This package does not include hotel accommodations.

Final price and what all is included will be announced once we get a more secure number of students attending the trip. Our prices vary based on student and parent participation.

General Itinerary

This itinerary (order of events) is subject to change when we receive competition schedules and information and/or acquire tickets to our Blue Man Group event.

Wednesday Evening - Leave DMS (Drive through the night)

Thursday Morning - Arrive at UNIVERSAL - Park open to close

Friday - UNIVERSAL - Park open to close -- + BLUE MAN GROUP

Saturday - Competition Day and Awards Ceremony

Sunday - SEA WORLD

Sunday Evening - Leave Orlando (Drive through the night)

Monday Morning - Arrive at DMS

REQUIRED Google Form

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WAIT! Did you fill out the google form??

Make sure you filled out the google form if you're interested in being added to our rosters so that we can hold a spot for you. We can't wait for another great trip!