New York City Choir Trip March 2017

September 2, 2016

Hi students and parents,

Currently, we have 50 students who have signed up and paid a $200 deposit for the choir trip to NYC. This is our target number to fill one motor coach while we are in NYC. Today I learned that 10 or more additional students are interested along with 5-7 parents. We currently have a wait list and it will be wonderful if we can include everyone. I contacted the travel company and they let me know that if we have at least 75 and no more than 110 traveling (students and parents), we can order another coach bus without any increase in cost per person.

I share this with you so you know that it will be possible to add more students and parents without increasing the cost of the trip. If you haven’t signed up and are interested, we will accept the $200 deposit through next Wednesday, September 7 at 3:30 PM.  The $200 deposit is non-refundable unless we do not reach a total number of 75 or more. I will hold the checks until Wednesday and return them to you by mail if we don’t have enough enrollment for the additional coach bus while we are in NYC.

Some parents are asking if they can use frequent flyer miles. You may do this and the company will deduct the flight from your total cost.  If you plan to use frequent flier miles, I will need to know this byWednesday so we do not order your airline ticket. I will send you the flight information so you can make your own travel arrangements.

If you have any other questions, you can email me anytime.

Attachments and fundraising forms are listed below.  The itinerary is a DRAFT and will not be finalized until we secure our airline tickets.

Laura Coster

DGS Choir Teacher and NYC trip coordinator

Draft Itinierary NYC as of 8.30

Fundraising Opportunities

Boosters Raffle Flyer 2016_B

program ad sales form.foster

Inclusions page for Parent meeting 8.30

Payment Dates (Laura Coster)

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 Mardi Gras Event! Please join us!

Dear DGS Choir Families,

DGS Choral Boosters is hosting a Mardi Gras fundraising event on Tuesday, February 9 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Gatto’s Restaurant in downtown Downers Grove.  This event is being held to support your child’s choir program at DGS.  We have an evening of fun planned for all who attend, including Door Prizes and 13 Silent Auction items.  Additionally, there will be four Raffles for Bulls, Blackhawks, and Cubs game tickets and a photography package.  You do not have to attend the fundraiser to participate in the raffles.

This event is the Choral Boosters only fundraiser, and we are asking EVERY choir family to participate in one of the following ways:

1.        I will attend the Mardi Gras event on February 9 (please complete the bottom portion of this invitation and return to DGS by Friday, January 29); or

2.        I cannot attend the Mardi Gras event but I will participate by purchasing a raffle ticket (please complete this Raffle Ticket Order Form and return to DGS by Friday, January 29); or

3.        I cannot attend the Mardi Gras event but I will participate by making a cash donation to DGS Choral Boosters (please return your donation to DGS by Friday, January 29).

With your support, this fundraising event will be a success!  The Choral Boosters have spent a great deal of effort putting together this event and securing the items for raffle and silent auction.  We ask that you do your part and support your child’s choir program by either attending the event, purchasing a raffle ticket, or making a cash donation.

If you have any questions, please contact me at or Marilou Alvarez at  We look forward to hearing from you by January 29!


Mary Beth Werner, President
DGS Choral Boosters