Every other year the Germantown Bands take a musical performance trip. Once every 4 years, the band will travel to an international location. Past trips have been to London and most recently Rome, Italy. One the alternating 4 years, the band travels within the United States with the most recently US trip traveling to Washington D.C. All band students are eligible to participate in these trips. There are many fundraising opportunities available to help subsidize the cost of these trips.
PAST BAND TRIPS
Italy Band Trip 2016
The Germantown High School Bands have been invited to participate in the New Year's festivities in Rome and Frascati, Italy. The tour would leave in 2016 and return in 2017. Both events are by invitation only and very small number of American bands receive the invitation.
Youth music of The World collaborates with the City of Rome and the Town of Frascati to create this once in a lifetime music event. The invitations come from the Director of Cultural Events in Rome and the office of the Mayor of Frascati.
The performance in Rome will take place at one of the many landmarks the city has to offer. Past venues include the Piazza del Colosseo, Piazza San Ignazio, and the Piazza del Popolo. The Frascati event is named "The Frascati Streetshow." The performing groups slowly meander through the city, playing and entertaining as they go. The groups stop at designated points to give longer performances. Both performances will allow the bands to experience the appreciative audiences of Italy.
During the tour, the students will have the opportunity to see many of the historical sights of Italy, including the following options. Most are half day tours and are all options for the trip. Time constraints will limit our choices.
Combined coach and walking tour of Rome. Sights include the Colosseum, Circus Maximus, The Spanish Steps, The Trevi Fountain, and The Pantheon
Tour of the Colosseum and Forum.
Tour of the Vatican City, including the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, the Raphael Rooms, and St. Peter's Bascilica.
Tour of the Catacombs
Full Day Excursion to Frascati. This not only includes the streetshow performance, but a stop at Castel Gandolfo, the summer residence of the Pope.
Full Day Tour of Pompeii or Assisi.