International Concert Tour


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Italy - Summer 2014

Travel dates: Departure July 19, 2014       Return: July 30, 2014


Final tour rehearsals:

Wednesday, July 16, 7:00 - 10:00 pm
Thursday, July 17, 7:00 - 10:00 pm

Friday July 18: Bon Voyage Concert! 7:00 - 9:30

(Concert at 8:00)

Attendance is mandatory for all musicians

Chaperone Training July 16-17 during rehearsals




BCCC Car Parking Form

Student Conduct Agreement



Student Roommate Requests Due June 15



May 20 Parents' Meeting Notes

Packing Guidelines



Important Health, Diet, and Medical Forms


Tour committee meetings

Rehearsal schedule


The following activities will be scheduled during tour rehearsals:

Parent Informational Meetings (all parents)

Student Cultural Orientation

Student Informational Meetings

Chaperone Training

Student/Chaperone Introduction


Tour Package Cost: The costs provided below may change somewhat due to fluctuations in the euro and the airfare.  Final airfare cost will be established in September. 

YOBC Student Musicians:  $3,175

Adults and nonmusicians: $3,900 


-Two meals a day – usually breakfast and dinner

-Package does not include drinks with meals

-Two tour buses, and 1 van for the instruments.

-Bilingual tour manager with each bus

-Double occ. For adults; triples/quads for students

-Educational, Cultural, Musical and Recreational Activities

-Trip insurance is not included in the package


Parent Tour Participation

  • All adults participating on the tour must serve as volunteer chaperones for part of the trip
  • We will take applications for 6 adults willing to function as lead chaperones, including coverage of overnight security. Tour discounts will be available for these positions.

Join the Tour

  • Submit online tour application along with $100 deposit to register for the tour.
  • Sign-up for the tour may occur any time prior to September 25, 2013.  
  • Withdrawal from the tour without penalty must be made before September 25, 2013
  • Participants joining the tour must adhere to the payment schedule below.


Paying for the Tour

  • $100 initial tour deposit
  • Payment Schedule

        First Installment:         April 15, 2013 ($1,000/pp, refundable)

        Second Installment:    July 15, 2013 ($1,000/pp, refundable;

        September 25, 2013    (final selection of intermediate-division participants; financial catch-up                                           as needed); last day for tour refunds and for new participants (including                                        wait list) to commit

        Third Installment:       October 15, 2013 ($1,000/pp, non-refundable)

        Fourth Installment:     March 15 2014 (final installment $500 student musicians, $1,000                                                  adults and non-musicians +/- adjustments)


Payments: Payments should be made by check payable to YOBC. Please notate on the check what the payment is for. Please mail all tour payments to our Tour Treasurer:

Sue Cohen
540 Liberty Drive
Yardley, PA 19067

Being on time with your payments is very much appreciated. Please let the Treasurer know if you are going to be late with a payment. Questions regarding your tour payment may be sent to Sue at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Fundraising: YOBC will be providing fundraising opportunities for students to help pay for their trip. Students/parents will have the opportunity to sign up for fundraisers and earn credit towards their trip.

Financial Aid: Some student financial aid is available. Aid will be decided on a need basis of need on the part of both the student and YOBC touring ensemble. Applications available on the website.

Tour Planning Committee                          

You can help us make this a great tour by joining the Tour Planning Committee. The committee is comprised of parents, the tour directors (Monica and Gerardo Konig), and YOBC staff. The committee will meet regularly during YOBC rehearsals to give input and plan the tour in areas including policies, procedures, security and safety, tour publicity, social events, financial recordkeeping and producing a tour handbook. The first Tour Committee meeting will be held on Sunday, March 3rd, 2:30 – 3:30 pm.

Artistic Leadership: YOBC Music Director, Mr. Robert Loughran and Assistant Music Director, Mr. Steve Sweetsir will handle artistic all artistic matters (including musician and music selection)


All tour information will be posted on the YOBC website. Communication with tour personnel will be by email. We will use the primary contact email and the student participant email that provide on the tour application form. Please make sure that the primary contact email you provide us with is one that you check frequently.

Passports: All tour participants must have a U.S. passport which is valid through 6 months after the end of the tour. Passport application and renewal can take time. Start now to make sure you have a valid passport for the tour.