Author: CHS Trojan Band

The Carrollton High School Trojan Band, one of the oldest band programs in the state, was founded in 1948 by Mr. John Dilliard. Under the leadership of only a handful of directors since, the band's success has been legendary and continues to thrive. In 2013, the band completed its marching season by earning all Superior ratings at local contests for the 41st consecutive year, a feat matched by no other high school band program in Georgia. While the band has had the honor to perform at many state, national and even international events over its history, its favorite venue is still Grisham Stadium, performing for the home crowd on a Friday night!

Competition Week!

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Homecoming was a huge success!  I am so proud of our students who performed with such energy all day on Friday.  A pep rally in the morning with an enthusiastic performance, parade in the afternoon, pep rallies for assisted living facilities, a pre-game pep rally in our amp, pre-game ceremony for the game, a half-time ceremony for our homecoming finalists, a spirited display in the stands cheering on our team, and another energy filled performance when the day was finally over.  We are so thankful to the support of Coach Calhoun and our Trojan Football team for participating in our Battle Hymn Tradition of pulling the flag.  We have something very special here in Carrollton and that is the Trojan Nation!  So blessed to build great relationships and support one another in continuing to unite our community.  The Trojan Nation is ALIVE and as strong as ever! Thank you Ms. Rita Gentry for capturing the moment and sharing your photos!


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Hold on tight! This will be another crazy, busy week! Hopefully you got some rest this weekend and you are ready to hit the ground running! Practice, County exhibition, Booster Meeting, away game, and our first competition! OH MY!

We need lots of volunteers and prepared kids! So, make sure to read this ENTIRE post so that you can help us make this a fantastic and successful week.


This Week’s Schedule

Monday – 3:45 pm – 6:15 pm

Tuesday – Carroll County Band Exhibition (Carroll County High School)

Thursday – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

6:30 pm – Band Booster Meeting/Legacy of Champions training

Friday – Football game at Cass High School

Saturday – Stateline Showdown at Heard County High School

PERFORMANCE TIME – 8:00 PM


 

Carroll County Band Exhibition 

Tuesday, September 25th is the Carroll County Band Exhibition. The event will begin at 6:30 at Central High School. There is a $5 charge for parking and tickets for the event are $6 per person. This is a fundraiser for the County! The following is the schedule for that evening.

  • 6:30 PM ​Recognition of Principals, Booster Presidents and Board of Education Members / National Anthem
  • Our performance time is 8:20PM, but be there early to see everyone perform the National Anthem and support our local bands. Also, the earlier that you are able to arrive, the better the seats you will be able to get : )

Schedule for the Exhibition on the 25th:

  • Tuesday – Exhibition
    • Load Trailer 3:30 PM
    • Dinner 4 pm – Pizza (provided by the boosters)
    • In Uniform – 4:45 PM
    • Depart CHS for Central 5 PM for SSB Practice
    • 8:20PM Performance Time
    • Approx. arrival at CHS – 10:30 PM

Thursday (9/27) – Band Booster Club Meeting & LoC Volunteer Information/Training Session

This meeting will cover some general band booster items as well as preparation for the Legacy of Champions.

  • Thursday (9/27) – 6:30 PM
  • Agenda
    • Booster Update
    • All-In-One Fundraiser
    • Legacy of Champions Information/Training Session

Stateline Showdown at Heard County High School (9/29)

Please note: admission to the competition is $8 per person

This is our first contest of the season! The students have been working diligently with great enthusiasm. I am so excited for them to finally share their hard work! We hope that you are able to attend the event and are ready to CHEER LOUDLY for our Trojan Band. The students always perform better for an appreciative crowd! Let’s support them to achieve their best performance to date!

Itinerary:

12:00PM Report for rehearsal

3:30PM Load Instruments

4:00PM Eat Dinner and get into uniforms

5:00PM Depart for Heard County High School

6:00PM Arrive – at HCHS

7:00PM Warm-Up

8:00PM Performance

9:30PM Awards

11:00PM Arrive back at CHS (Subscribe to Remind for updated times)

Volunteer Here: https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?s=carrgahsb&v=4164544


All-In-One sale kick off!

Thursday, September 27!!!

It is time to begin our All in One sale!! This is a long standing, and always highly anticipated fundraiser for the Carrollton High School Band! It is a fruit and meat sale, students will sell and collect money at the point of sale. Money and order sheets will be turned into the boosters and the purchaser will be responsible to pick up their order on November 16th or 17th at Tabernacle Baptist Church. This is an important fundraiser and we hope to see ALL of our students participating by selling!!! ALL students (band and guard) are EXPECTED to participate in this fundraiser. If you choose not to participate in the fundraiser, you are expected to make a $100 donation to the band boosters. I know this sounds harsh, but you can’t expect someone else to take up your slack just because you didn’t want to ask people to buy some fruit or meat. I know that it may be out of your comfort zone, but our community is kind and the band has a fantastic reputation, which makes our job easy to get people to buy from us!


Water Donations

It is hot and that means our band is consuming a lot of water! It is time for those water donations. Each member of the band (which includes the guard) is asked to donate $10 or 4 cases of water. If you are paying by check, please make it out to the CHS band boosters. You can also pay online at: https://chstrojanband.revtrak.net/trojan-band-water2/

Thank you for your help! The kids appreciate it! We take waters to every game and competition, so we need LOTS of water!


Legacy of Champions

Our competition, the Legacy of Champions (10/13/18), will be here before you know it and we need to make sure we get all of the volunteer spots filled. If you haven’t signed up yet, please do so as soon as possible so we can continue to prepare knowing this is all taken care of. Remember, all band students are required to work the entire day and parents/band boosters are expected to work at least one volunteer shifts during the event, but highly encouraged to commit to working the whole day.

The success of our event takes the support and efforts of ALL of our parents/boosters. So please take a moment and visit our volunteer page: https://chstrojanband.com/volunteer/. The most important part is to just be involved, so please take time to sign-up today!

There are also sign-ups for donating food and lending equipment! Don’t miss out on a opportunity to make a huge impact for our band!


Hollywood Trip

The 4th and final payment deadline is quickly approaching, October 23rd. This is a very important deadline! Our contract with the travel company states that all travelers must be completely paid by this date!

Balance ​DUE BY October 23, 2018 **Payments may be made with an organization check, cashier’s check or money order. Credit card payments may be made with our online web link with MasterCard, Visa and Discover.

  • Please remember the cancellation policy:
  • Cancellation/Changes – items for the trip have been purchased, which is why this policy is so important.
    • All Cancellations and changes in number of attendees must be made in writing, indicating reason of cancellation, dated and signed by the Group Leader. ​Upon receipt of written notification of changes in number of attendees (individual cancellations), or entire group cancellation, charges will be applied as follows​:
  • February 23, 2017 – March 23, 2018 $50.00 per person cancellation fee
  • March 24, 2018 – May 23, 2018 $100.00 per person cancellation fee
  • May 24, 2018 – July 23, 2018 $300.00 per person cancellation fee
  • July 24, 2018 – August 23, 2018 $600.00 per person cancellation fee
  • August 24, 2018 – October 23, 2018 $900.00 per person cancellation fee
  • After October 23, 2018 NO REFUNDS

 


 

Can you help?

The CJHS band is asking for donations of black band polos and Trojan band shirts from past students. If you have any items to donate to Junior High band please bring them washed to Ms. Dothard’s desk. Thank you so much.

 

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Homecoming Week!

 

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WOW, what a game! Although the score didn’t end up the way we had hoped, it was a win in many aspects. So proud of our football team for fighting every minute of the football game, our band and cheerleaders showing their support, and OUR FANS showed their support by cheering, shaking, and believing in our team! It was a fun game to be a part of! Thank you to all those that came out to help the band and cheer on the mighty Trojans! A special THANK YOU to, Brad Jackson, for donating Gatorade and Powerade to the band! We appreciate your kindness and generosity!!

So, this time of year is crazy busy and it is easy to feel a bit overwhelmed.  But, we will have fun together getting it all done! We have football games, competitions, fundraisers, and our Legacy of Champions band competition! I am tired just listing those things out! This will be a long post with lots of details and events, but don’t skip over it or skim it (I know we all do that sometimes!), you need to be informed and prepared!


Can you help?

The CJHS band is asking for donations of black band polos and Trojan band shirts from past students. If you have any items to donate to Junior High band please bring them washed to Ms. Dothard’s desk. Thank you so much.


Homecoming Week : More Information (dress up days, etc.)

 

Practice Schedule

Monday – 3:45 pm – 6:15 pm

Tuesday – 3:45 pm – 6:15 pm

Thursday – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Pep-Rally/Parade/Football Game

Friday – 2nd Block Pep-Rally (students report at the beginning of 2nd block)

After the pep-rally students each grab their lunch from the cafeteria and eat it in the band room

12:15 PM In Uniform

12:30 PM Depart for Parade Staging

1:00 PM Parade

1:30 PM Section Leaders and Seniors perform at 2 nursing homes

Football Game vs. East Paulding 7:30 PM

6:15 PM Report in Uniform for the Game

6:45 PM Perform in the AMP

7:10 PM Pre-Game


Props

I know that some of you have always dreamed of helping on the field during our show, well, now you can! There are 4 props that need to be moved during the show (2 people per prop). If you are interested in working with these props, please send an email to barryandmer@bellsouth.net. It would be best if the volunteers could help at ALL the games and competitions, as you will need to learn what needs to be done.

We will be meeting this Monday and Tuesday (9/17 and 9/18) from 5:00 – 6:15 pm to paint the props. We will meet at the house behind the band room, affectionately known as the “Castle”.


 

Carroll County Band Exhibition 

Tuesday, September 25th is the Carroll County Band Exhibition. The event will begin at 6:30 at Central High School. There is a $5 charge for parking and tickets for the event are $6 per person. The following is the schedule for that evening.

  • 6:30 PM ​Recognition of Principals, Booster Presidents and Board of Education Members / National Anthem
  • In our past 4 years our performance time has been around 8:20PM and Central performs at 8:50PM with a college exhibition band to follow. Best guess is that we will be finished about 9:30PM and back at CHS by 10:30PM.

Schedule for the Exhibition on the 25th:

  • Tuesday – Exhibition
    • Load Trailer 3:30 PM
    • Dinner 4 pm – Pizza (provided by the boosters)
    • In Uniform – 4:45 PM
    • Depart CHS for Central 5 PM for SSB Practice
    • Approx. arrival at CHS – 10:30 PM

Thursday (9/27) – Band Booster Club Meeting & LoC Volunteer Information/Training Session

This meeting will cover some general band booster items as well as preparation for the Legacy of Champions.

  • Thursday (9/27) – 6:30 PM
  • Agenda
    • Booster Update
    • All-In-One Fundraiser
    • Legacy of Champions Information/Training Session

All-In-One sale kick off!

Thursday, September 27!!!

It is time to begin our All in One sale!! This is a long standing, and always highly anticipated fundraiser for the Carrollton High School Band! It is a fruit and meat sale, students will sell and collect money at the point of sale. Money and order sheets will be turned into the boosters and the purchaser will be responsible to pick up their order on November 16th or 17th at Tabernacle Baptist Church. This is an important fundraiser and we hope to see ALL of our students participating by selling!!! ALL students (band and guard) are EXPECTED to participate in this fundraiser. If you choose not to participate in the fundraiser, you are expected to make a $100 donation to the band boosters. I know this sounds harsh, but you can’t expect someone else to take up your slack just because you didn’t want to ask people to buy some fruit or meat. I know that it may be out of your comfort zone, but our community is kind and the band has a fantastic reputation, which makes our job easy to get people to buy from us!


Water Donations

It is hot and that means our band is consuming a lot of water! It is time for those water donations. Each member of the band (which includes the guard) is asked to donate $10 or 4 cases of water. If you are paying by check, please make it out to the CHS band boosters. You can also pay online at: https://chstrojanband.revtrak.net/trojan-band-water2/

Thank you for your help! The kids appreciate it! We take waters to every game and competition, so we need LOTS of water!


Legacy of Champions

Our competition, the Legacy of Champions (10/13/18), will be here before you know it and we need to make sure we get all of the volunteer spots filled. If you haven’t signed up yet, please do so as soon as possible so we can continue to prepare knowing this is all taken care of. Remember, all band students are required to work the entire day and parents/band boosters are expected to work at least one volunteer shifts during the event, but highly encouraged to commit to working the whole day.

The success of our event takes the support and efforts of ALL of our parents/boosters. So please take a moment and visit our volunteer page: https://chstrojanband.com/volunteer/. The most important part is to just be involved, so please take time to sign-up today!

There are also sign-ups for donating food and lending equipment! Don’t miss out on a opportunity to make a huge impact for our band!


Hollywood Trip

The 4th and final payment deadline is quickly approaching, October 23rd. This is a very important deadline! Our contract with the travel company states that all travelers must be completely paid by this date!

Balance ​DUE BY October 23, 2018 **Payments may be made with an organization check, cashier’s check or money order. Credit card payments may be made with our online web link with MasterCard, Visa and Discover.

  • Please remember the cancellation policy:
  • Cancellation/Changes – items for the trip have been purchased, which is why this policy is so important.
    • All Cancellations and changes in number of attendees must be made in writing, indicating reason of cancellation, dated and signed by the Group Leader. ​Upon receipt of written notification of changes in number of attendees (individual cancellations), or entire group cancellation, charges will be applied as follows​:
  • February 23, 2017 – March 23, 2018 $50.00 per person cancellation fee
  • March 24, 2018 – May 23, 2018 $100.00 per person cancellation fee
  • May 24, 2018 – July 23, 2018 $300.00 per person cancellation fee
  • July 24, 2018 – August 23, 2018 $600.00 per person cancellation fee
  • August 24, 2018 – October 23, 2018 $900.00 per person cancellation fee
  • After October 23, 2018 NO REFUNDS

How Will You Make A Difference This Week?

Thank you to all of our volunteers this weekend! Although Friday night was wet and dreary, your help made it enjoyable. Thank you for everyone who showed hospitality to Villa Rica and for your flexibility with the weather. Saturday was very successful because of our parental support as well. We were able to finish the drill, make great progress on the props, feed our students quickly, and restore our uniforms from the night before! 

Let’s pray for great weather this week! The forecast is for it to rain some this week, we will rehearse rain or shine. Pack a poncho just in case.

This week’s schedule

  • Monday – 3:45PM – 6:15PM
  • Tuesday – 3:45PM – 6:15PM
  • Thursday 6:00PM – 9:00PM in the stadium; 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Prop Building
  • Friday – Away game versus Rome – BRING A SHAKER – Let’s be LOUD!!!!!!
    • Student Itinerary
      • Report after school for dinner (Subway)
      • 4:45PM Depart for Rome HS
      • 7:30PM Kick-Off
      • 12:00AM Arrive back at CHS
  • IMPORTANT REMINDER for picking up your student after the game!!!
    • Please remember that NO cars should enter the band parking lot UNTIL the buses and 18 wheeler have pulled in and the students have safely unloaded.
    • ALL students are EXPECTED to unload ALL equipment, not just their own instrument! If everyone helps, we will accomplish the work faster and we can all get home!

Water Donations

It is hot and that means our band is consuming a lot of water! It is time for those water donations. Each member of the band (which includes the guard) is asked to donate $10 or 4 cases of water. If you are paying by check, please make it out to the CHS band boosters. You can also pay online at: https://chstrojanband.revtrak.net/trojan-band-water2/

Thank you for your help! The kids appreciate it! We take waters to every game and competition, so we need LOTS of water!


Prop Building

If you’re willing to help us build props, we can use your help on Thursday evening from 6:00-8:00 PM in the house behind the bandroom.


Legacy of Champions

Our competition, the Legacy of Champions (10/13/18), will be here before you know it and we need to make sure we get all of the volunteer spots filled. If you haven’t signed up yet, please do so as soon as possible so we can continue to prepare knowing this is all taken care of. Remember, all band students are required to work the entire day and parents/band boosters are expected to work at least one volunteer shifts during the event, but highly encouraged to commit to working the whole day.

The success of our event takes the support and efforts of ALL of our parents/boosters. So please take a moment and visit our volunteer page: https://chstrojanband.com/volunteer/. The most important part is to just be involved, so please take time to sign-up today!

There are also sign-ups for donating food and lending equipment! Don’t miss out on a opportunity to make a huge impact for our band!


Hollywood Trip

The 4th and final payment deadline is quickly approaching, October 23rd. This is a very important deadline! Our contract with the travel company states that all travelers must be completely paid by this date!

Balance ​DUE BY October 23, 2018 **Payments may be made with an organization check, cashier’s check or money order. Credit card payments may be made with our online web link with MasterCard, Visa and Discover.

  • Please remember the cancellation policy:
  • Cancellation/Changes – items for the trip have been purchased, which is why this policy is so important.
    • All Cancellations and changes in number of attendees must be made in writing, indicating reason of cancellation, dated and signed by the Group Leader. ​Upon receipt of written notification of changes in number of attendees (individual cancellations), or entire group cancellation, charges will be applied as follows​:
  • February 23, 2017 – March 23, 2018 $50.00 per person cancellation fee
  • March 24, 2018 – May 23, 2018 $100.00 per person cancellation fee
  • May 24, 2018 – July 23, 2018 $300.00 per person cancellation fee
  • July 24, 2018 – August 23, 2018 $600.00 per person cancellation fee
  • August 24, 2018 – October 23, 2018 $900.00 per person cancellation fee
  • After October 23, 2018 NO REFUNDS

Six Important Updates

  1. Water Donations – $10 per student
  2. Show Shirt Pick Up – today 8-9 pm
  3. Friday Itinerary reminder
  4. Saturday Practice and Dinner
  5. Prop Building – 9/8/18 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  6. LoC (Legacy of Champions) Volunteers

Water Donations

It is hot and that means our band is consuming a lot of water!  It is time for those water donations. Each member of the band (which includes the guard) is asked to donate $10 or 4 cases of water. If you are paying by check, please make it out to the CHS band boosters. You can also pay online at: https://chstrojanband.revtrak.net/trojan-band-water2/

Thank you for your help!  The kids appreciate it! We take waters to every game and competition, so we need LOTS of water!


Show Shirt Pick Up

If you ordered a show shirt, they will be ready for pick up TODAY from 8-9 pm in the band room.

Friday (September 7)

  • Home game versus Villa Rica – BRING A SHAKER – Let’s be LOUD!!!!!!
  • Student Itinerary
    • 5:30PM      Uniform Room Open
    • 6:00PM      Report in Uniform
    • 6:30PM      Depart for Amp
    • 6:45PM      Performance in the Amp
    • 7:10PM      Pre-Game
    • 7:30PM      Kick-Off
    • 10:30PM    Game finished (roughly)

Saturday Dinner

There is a FULL band rehearsal THIS Saturday from 1:00 – 9:00 pm. The band boosters will be serving Chick-fil-A to the kids for dinner.


Prop building

We will have another prop building day this Saturday from 9:00 am – 5 PM.


Legacy of Champions Volunteers

As we continue to prepare for the Legacy of Champions that takes place on October 13, 2018, we wanted remind you of how you can get involved and provide additional support in other ways. We also need your help with ATVs, golf carts, trailers, food, and fulfilling volunteer duties the day of the event. Please see below for details about each need.

ATVs, Golf Carts, & Trailers

These motorized vehicles & trailers will be used for hauling the equipment for the various bands that will be performing at the competition. We can use either four wheelers, utvs, etc. These vehicles will need to have a trailer hitch for pulling a trailer. We are in need of 10-12 or more of these vehicles. The golf carts will not be used to pull trailers but rather used by staff in the performance of their duties. We are in need of 4 or more of these vehicles.

We also need trailers to place the equipment on. These will need to have a ramp that can be lowered. The size we can use would be 6′ wide by 12′ or less long, due to restrictions of gate sizes at the stadium. We are in need of 10-12 or more of these as well.

If you have any of these items and can lend them for the day, please sign up here: https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?s=carrgahsb&v=4451279. Also, if you are available to volunteer to drive one of these vehicles the day of the event, please sign-up here: https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?s=carrgahsb&v=4451239 or contact the Band Boosters at: chstrojanbands@gmail.com

Food Needs

Our competition hosts one of the best hospitality rooms in the state! We do this by spoiling our guests rotten with comfortable surroundings, Southern hospitality, and great food! So to ensure we continue this great tradition, we need your help with the “great food” part. Please visit this sign-up: https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?s=carrgahsb&v=4451293  and volunteer to help out with this need.

This is a great way to help out if your find yourself not available to actually be on campus volunteering that day or to go that extra mile in supporting our band program.

Volunteer Opportunities

Did you know that volunteering at the Legacy of Champions is actually expected of all of our boosters/parents? This event is such a huge undertaking and is becoming one of our top fundraisers, with proceeds going to reduce the cost of future band trips for all students. This allows us to consider more extravagant trips and for more students to go. All band students are required to work the entire day and parents/band boosters are expected to work at least one volunteer shifts during the event, but highly encouraged to commit to working the whole day.

The success of our event takes the support and efforts of ALL of our parents/boosters. So please take a moment and visit our volunteer page: https://chstrojanband.com/volunteer/ and review all of the various sign-ups available for the event. There is a large variety of volunteer positions available, from staffing gates and ticket booths, to being a parking attendant or traffic control. Or how about working concessions, working a fryer, or just serving as a general volunteer. There is something for everyone! The most important part is to just be involved, so please take time to sign-up today!

As always, if you have any questions, please make sure to contact the Band Boosters at: chstrojanbands@gmail.com.

2-0 Trojans face Villa Rica on Friday

Friday night was another fantastic success!  Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped students with uniforms, move equipment, prepare waters, and pull the flag.  The community has raved about our performance on Friday night and a lot of it has to do with our Battle Hymn tradition. Thank you so much for being willing to participate in our halftime show!  It took many people organizing our volunteers and lots of volunteers to pull it off! We are blessed by you! THANK YOU!

Welcome to Moe’s! Join your band family at Moe’s in Carrollton, Tuesday night, September 4th anytime between 5 pm and 8 pm. Moe’s will donate a portion of their sales that evening to the Trojan Band! What a great way to support the band and avoid dishes!

 


This Week’s Schedule

 

Tuesday (September 4)

  • FULL BAND – 3:45 – 6:15 pm
  • Moe’s Spirit Night 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Thursday (September 6)

  • FULL BAND – 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Friday (September 7)

  • Home game versus Villa Rica – BRING A SHAKER – Let’s be LOUD!!!!!!
  • Student Itinerary
    • 5:30PM      Uniform Room Open
    • 6:00PM      Report in Uniform
    • 6:30PM      Depart for Amp
    • 6:45PM      Performance in the Amp
    • 7:10PM      Pre-Game
    • 7:30PM      Kick-Off
    • 10:30PM    Game finished (roughly)

Volunteer Link: Thank you so much for helping make Friday’s successful!

Saturday (September 8)

  • Full Band – 1:00PM – 9:00PM
  • There will be a dinner break provided by our band boosters.

Prop Building

If you’re willing to help us build props, we can use your help on Thursday evening from 6:00-8:00 PM in the house behind the bandroom.

We will also be working on props on Saturday, September 8th. We will announce the time later this week.


Hollywood Trip

The 4th and final payment deadline is quickly approaching, October 23rd. This is a very important deadline! Our contract with the travel company states that all travelers must be completely paid by this date!

Balance ​DUE BY October 23, 2018 **Payments may be made with an organization check, cashier’s check or money order. Credit card payments may be made with our online web link with MasterCard, Visa and Discover.

  • Please remember the cancellation policy:
  • Cancellation/Changes – items for the trip have been purchased, which is why this policy is so important.
    • All Cancellations and changes in number of attendees must be made in writing, indicating reason of cancellation, dated and signed by the Group Leader. ​Upon receipt of written notification of changes in number of attendees (individual cancellations), or entire group cancellation, charges will be applied as follows​:
  • February 23, 2017 – March 23, 2018 $50.00 per person cancellation fee
  • March 24, 2018 – May 23, 2018 $100.00 per person cancellation fee
  • May 24, 2018 – July 23, 2018 $300.00 per person cancellation fee
  • July 24, 2018 – August 23, 2018 $600.00 per person cancellation fee
  • August 24, 2018 – October 23, 2018 $900.00 per person cancellation fee
  • After October 23, 2018 NO REFUNDS