Band and choir students off to Washington, D.C.!
Seventy-four band/choir students departed on Wednesday, March 22 around 5:30 p.m. by charter bus and are planning to arrive in Washington, D.C., this evening (Thursday, March 23) at about 6 p.m.
Students will tour the major monuments, sites and memorials around the Washington, D.C. area, including the Smithsonian Museum and Zoo, United States Holocaust Museum, the National Archives (see original Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights), the National Cathedral, and the Ford Theater.
New sites added to the itinerary this year – Gettysburg National Military Park Musuem & Visitor Center and the Flight 93 Memorial.
The band and choir are set to perform March 27 at Mount Vernon and March 28 at the Gettysburg National Park.
The band will perform: America The Beautiful, God Bless the USA, God Bless America, Veteran's Salute, This is my Country, Sousa Classics, Service Song, You're a Grand Old Flag, and Colonel Bogey March.
While the choir will sing: Star Spangled Banner, We Honor You, American Anthem, Blades of Grass and Pure White Stones, Bring Me Little Water Silvy, The Glory, and God Bless the USA.
Students return to Wadena on March 29 between 7:30 and 8 p.m.
WDC band director Lisa Weniger and choir director Mike Ortmann extend their appreciation to parents, the community and friends of WDC for their support of the music programs. Students earned money for the trip by organizing fundraisers.