[Dhsbb-jazz] Revised Schedule for Monterey, with Directions to Venues PLEASE READ!
matlockpeter at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 2 13:55:00 PDT 2008
Dear Jazz Band Parents,
There have been a few revisions to the Monterey schedule and requests to provide specific directions to the venues. Below please find a revised and more comprehensive schedule for this coming weekends Monterey Next Generation Festival:
Planned departure time is 3:35 PM. There are no excused absences from classes unless you individually decide to excuse your student. REMEMBER TO RETURN THE SIGNED STUDENT PERMISSION SLIPS TO MR. LANGE!
Students may bring their luggage in the morning and store it in the Band Room so we can depart more quickly at the end of school.
Carpools will leave from just outside the IPAB. Please have your student go to the IPAB as quickly as possible at the end of school. Grab luggage, find the assigned driver and go!
Be sure each student has their instrument and complete Jazz Band uniform (including shirt, tie, slacks, black socks/stockings, black shoes, belt).
Upon arrival in Monterey I will be getting room keys and distributing keys for each room to your students chaperone. Please find the list of chaperones and room-mates at the end of this email. Your student will be responsible for finding their chaperone during the Christian McBride concert, or (more likely) immediately after the concert outside the Golden State Theater (we will have all chaperones together as a group just outside the theater and intend to be highly visible).
Concerts Friday night are listed at:
Mr. Lange expects students to attend the 8:30 Christian McBride concert (Golden State Theater). This is a free event (all concerts are free), and seating is limited. Mr. Lange recommends that students arrive at 6:45 to be sure we have seats for Christian McBride (there is a 7:15 warm-up concert). The theater is at 417 Alvarado Street and is close to the Convention Center and Portola Hotel; directions are at:
LOCATION: The Golden State Theatre is located at 417 Alvarado Street,
Monterey CA 93940 between Bonifacio Place and Franklin Street, directly
across from Walgreens.
FROM HWY1-S / 68-W: Take the MONTEREY exit towards Fisherman's
Wharf/Peninsula College. Exit ramp becomes FREMONT STREET. Fremont
becomes MUNRAS AVENUE. Make a slight right turn on ALVARADO STREET
(note: one way street).
FROM HWY1-NORTH: Take the MONTEREY exit. Merge onto MUNRAS
AVENUE. Make a slight left turn on MUNRAS/EL DORADO to stay on Munras.
Make another slight left turn at the second stop sign intersection to stay on
Munras. Make a slight right on ALVARADO STREET (note: one way street).
Given driving times from Davis, this means pretty much arriving in Monterey and going straight to the concert--plan food accordingly.
There is a required chaperone check-in right after this concert! Be sure you meet your chaperone so they know you are present, know what you will be doing after the Christian McBride concert, and are sure you have your room key. After this concert students will have three choices:
1. Attend the Berklee Latin Jazz All Stars concert at 10:00 PM at the Live Monterey Jazz Club, which is at 414 Alvarado Street, across from the Golden State Theater. The Club has seats for 100 people, so theres no guarantee well be able to get in (all or any of us
2. Go out for dessert/late-night snacks. We have two recommendations:
a. Mr. Lange likes the Peter Bs brewpub in the Portola hotel, which he says has great food.
b. Lesli Chuck investigated Rosines on Alvarado, which is one of the few places that can take a large group (well have to get there before 10:00 PM--they close earlier but will take people until 10 PM):
3. Go to the hotel room to get some sleep
Lights out: Midnight. Chaperones will check each room. This is another required Chaperone check-in time! Your chaperone must know that you are in your assigned room, ready to sleep.
Chaperones make sure their assigned students are up at the designated hour (7:00 AM seems reasonable)leaving them sufficient time to have breakfast, dress in uniforms, pack, and check-out (chaperones will inspect the rooms prior to check-out). After check-out, students will either need to make arrangements with parents for their luggage/instruments and/or carry them throughout the day (probably better to stash luggage somewhereeither with parents or checked at the hotel lobby--and carry instruments).
Mr. Lange expects students to attend as many concerts and clinics as possible. High School Band competitions begin at 9:00 AM in the Serra Ballroom. Be sure the students are there to listen!
High School Bands will play in the Serra Ballroom of the Monterey Conference Center, which is located adjacent to the Portola Hotel. Directions are available at:
Lesli Chuck investigated options for lunch, in addition to whatever on-site food may be available (note Bands will be playing through the lunch hour):
"For those who want to get together for lunch on Saturday, meet on the wharf at 11:30 to beat the lunch crowd. We can split into smaller groups, as no place can accommodate our large group. Take your pick of restaurants...
Clinics are at 11:00 (Berklee Latin Jazz) and 2:00 (Christian McBride). Mr. Lange wants students to attend the Christian McBride clinic for sure, even though they will have to leave early to be at the 2:30 PM warm-up in the DeAnza Ballroom.
Chaperone check-in time at 2:30 in the DeAnza Ballroom--which is where everyone should be anyway!
DHS Jazz Band performs at 3:00 PM in the Serra Ballroom.
There are special performances in the Serra Ballroom at 5:00 PM, with Big Band awards at 6:15 PM.
At the end of the evening (either after the awards ceremony or after the call-back performances), be sure to check-in with your chaperone so your chaperone knows you are either spending the night with your parent or driving back to Davis with either your assigned carpool driver or your parent.
Please go to the web sites referenced above and print out the pdf maps; it will help orient you to activities and locations for this weekend.
Room and Chaperone Assignments Follow:
Room AChaperon: Mr. Hunt
Room BChaperon: Mr. Merges
Room CChaperone: Mr. Merges
Room DChaperone: Mr. Hunt
Room EChaperone: Mr. Merges
Room XChaperone: Ms. Kate Scow
Room YChaperone: Ms. Carina Moore
Room ZChaperone: Ms. Kate Scow
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