Trips

Each year we go on a number of performance and/or educationally oriented trips. Below are some of our past excursions.

 
Past Trips

Concert Choir & Variety Choir:

  • Hershey and Philadelphia, PA
    - Adventure Sports
    - Amish Farm and House tour
    - Kitchen Kettle Village
    - Good-n-Plenty!
    - Laser Tag
    - Hershey Trolley Works and Chocolate World Tours
    - Hershey Park/Awards Ceremony
    - Tour of Independence Hall
    - Spirit of Philadelphia Cruise
    - Choirs kicked butt! 5 choirs in each category. Concert Choir came in 2nd with an excellent (only 1 point away from Superior!) and Variety Choir came in 1st with the highest Superior score we EVER earned!

  • Boston, MA
    - Took Private tour of Fenway Park
    - Saw Sheer Madness, interactive show
    - Rode Duck Tours
    - Six Flags Amusement Park
    - Hotel dinner/dance party
    - Excellent ratings for all 3 choirs!!!
    - Concert Choir cam in 1st place out of 5 choirs!
    - Men's Choir came in 2nd and Variety Choir came in 3rd, each in different categories with some solid competition!

  • Disney World, FL
    - Had an amazing time in the Magic Kingdom, Epcot Center, The Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios and performed in Downtown Disney! (Some years we even squeezed in a water park!)
    - We participated in an extraordinary Disney Sings workshop where we sang and did voice overs to create 2 scenes in an actual Disney movie


  • Baltimore, MD
    - Six Flags Amusement Park
    - Visited Baltimore Inner Harbor
    - Gillian's, IMAX movie, Hard Rock Cafe, and much more!
    - Heritage Music Adjudication
    - Formal Dinner, DJ dance party, & award ceremony at The Marriott ("Excellent" rating for Concert Choir, and "Superior" for Variety Choir -
    our best rating ever!!!)
  • Virginia Beach, VA
    - Bush Gardens Amusement Park
    - Go Carts Plus Amusement Park
    - Pizza DJ Nighttime Cruise
    - Festivals of Music competition (won 2nd place)!

  • Williamsburg, VA
    - Bush Gardens Amusement Park
    - Colonial Williamsburg Ghost Tour
    - Pizza DJ Nighttime Cruise
    - Festivals of Music competition (won 2nd place)!

  • Dorny Park, PA
    - Wild Water Kingdom Amusement Park
    - Music In The Parks Competition (won 2nd place and trophy for best student accompanist)

Some of the other smaller trips sporadically throughout the year include Christmas caroling and singing at various places such as:

  • Old Westbury Gardens
  • Nursing homes
  • Merkin Concert Hall, New York City
  • Symphony Space, New York City
  • Many more!

Mixed Chorus and other day trips:

Each year the Mixed Chorus goes on a day trip. Past itineraries have included:

  • Trip to New York City
    - Tour of Lincoln Center
    - Tour of Radio City Music Hall
    - Theater Workshop
    - Lunch at Carmines, Virgil's BBQ, The Hard Rock Cafe or Planet Hollywood for example
    - A Broadway show

  • "A Day With the Stars"
    - Interactive theatre workshops at The Uniondale Marriott with Broadway stars from "The Lion King", "Kiss Me Kate", and more!
    - "Whose Line is it Anyway" style improvisation
    - Gourmet style lunch
    - Performance by, and question & answer session with, Simba from the "Lion King"
  • Trip to Adelphi for a Day of the Arts
    - Key note speakers have included broadway stars from rent, Aida, Lion King, Aladdin and more!
    - Breakfast and lunch
    - 3 workshop sessions of the stuednts' choice. Options include 2 different styles of dance, 2 styles of singing, jazz improv, speaking in accents, gory film makeup ala the Walking Dead, learning stage combat, and more!
 

 
JFK Choir 2017-2018