Band trip to St. Louis was a great experience

Published 10:10 am Thursday, April 29, 2010

I am a student in the Albert Lea High School band and recently the band and orchestra students took a trip to St. Louis. While we were there, we went to many museums, a zoo, a St. Louis Symphony Orchestra concert and many more things. I would like to take time to thank everyone who helped make this trip happen, and everyone who also made it fun.

Thank you to the lady from the tour company who arranged all this for us. She made it possible for us to go everywhere we went and actually have time for everything. Thank you to her for arranging all of our visits and making our little itineraries so we always knew what was going on.

Thank you to the chaperones who took a weekend to spend with more than 80 high school students. It must have been difficult watching over all of us and doing room checks every night when you were tired.

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Thank you to the bus drivers for getting us everywhere, dealing with our silly movies, and understanding our busy and always changing schedule.

Thank you to all the students who went with who made the experience fun and enjoyable, and also drama free.

Thank you to the band boosters who helped us with the money.

Finally, thank you to Mr. Peter Gepson (ALHS band teacher) and Mrs. Rebekah Crissinger (ALHS orchestra teacher) for making this all possible. If it wasn’t for you two this trip never would have happened. Thank you for all your hard work on this trip.

Thank you to everyone again. I can’t wait for the next class trip.

Sami Klapperick

Albert Lea High School

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