Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Stage One Over :-(

Well it is the morning of August 28th and the Grand Falls band is traveling back to the "ROCK". We had a fantastic time over the last week, and we will get some pictures and stories up for people to see, read and remember.

Now it is time to plan for the Edmonton trip to Grand Falls and do some fund raising. We will keep you posted as the time goes along.

Just to let you know Jason Wombold has started a Facebook group called,
"Solid Rock Brass and Edmonton Temple Youth Band Exchange". It is a closed group so you need an invite. If anyone is on face book let Jason know and we can get you an invite.

Hope the group from Grand Falls has a good trip back. Let us know when you get there.

Have a great day (and a good rest)


Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Updated Itinerary

There are a few changes in the Itinerary for the visit of the Grand Falls Band to Edmonton. The main changes are dealing with the trip to Calgary. The concert will now be outside at one of the other Army facilities and we will be going to the Calgary Zoo :-) If any other changes need to be made I will update the blog ASAP.

Itinerary for Grand Falls YP Band Visit
Monday, August 20, 2007
Time Type of Activity Description
7:30 AM Travel Day > Travel to Edmonton
11:00 PM
Host Family Assignment
> Meet at Church, Introduce group to their Host Families
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Time Type of Activity Description
10:00 AM
Welcome Meeting
> Both groups meet at the church to do a formal introduction and walk through the schedule for the week.
12:00 NOON
West Edmonton Mall
> Water Park
> Shopping
6:00 PM
Night with Host families
> Time for host and participant to get to know one another and share stories.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Time Type of Activity Description
9:00 AMPractices
> Both groups meet at the church to have individual and group practices for upcoming events
11:00 AMFort Edmonton Park > Explore the Park and Edmonton History
6:00 PMKaraoke Night > Karaoke and social at the church.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Time Type of Activity Description
9:00 AM
Day with Host family
> Time to get to know host family.
> Host family can plan some event with Participant
4:00 PM
Joint Practice
> Prepare for upcoming Concerts
> Music Workshop type setting with each director taking lead.
6:00 PM
Family BBQ
> BBQ at the church with fun and games to build relationships, involve host families and all participants.
Friday, August 24, 2007
Time Type of Activity Description
8:30 AM
Travel to Calgary
> Meet at church and pack up for trip to Calgary and Banff.
11:30 AM Church Drop Off > Unload at Glenmore / get keys for later
12:00 Noon
Calgary Zoo www.calgaryzoo.org > Go to the zoo, break into groups and have fun.
6:00 PM
Concert at the Salvation Army Jackson Willan Seniors Residence > Outside concert featuring Grand Falls and Edmonton YP Bands.
7:00 PM Meet with residents > Have refreashments and meet the folks.
8:00 PM
> Travel back to Glenmore Temple for the night. (some board games, movie, etc..)
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Time Type of Activity Description
9:00 AMTravel to Banff > Pack up for trip to Banff.
12:00 NOON
Downtown Banff

> Explore Downtown Banff (in groups)
> Check some downtown parks (in groups)
> Have Lunch

3:30 PM Travel to Gondola> Head out to Sulfur Mountain
4:00 PM Gondola
> Take Gondola up Sulfur Mountain
6:00 PMTravel To Edmonton > Load in Bus and travel back to Edmonton
10:00 PM
Unload at Corps
> Unload at Corps and head home for a good nights sleep.
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Time Type of Activity Description
10:00 AM
Morning Service
> Sunday Morning Service
> Grand Falls Band to participate.
1:00 PM
Potluck Dinner
> Have potluck Lunch and get ready for afternoon concert
2:30 PMFinal Practice > Final practice to get ready for Concert
4:00 PM
Musical Concert
> Concert featuring the Grand Falls YP Band and the Edmonton Temple YP Band
Monday, August 27, 2007
Time Type of Activity Description
9:30 AM Travel to ARC > Meet at Corps to travel to ARC
10:30 AM
Chapel Service ARC
> Grand Falls Band to participate in the Chapel Service.
11:30 AM
Serve Lunch
> Have lunch at the ARC and help serve the people.
1:00 PMTour ARC > Have guided tour of ARC facility
2:00 PM
Family Services
> Tour family Services
> Pack some food hampers
5:00 PM
Windup Party
> Pool Party and BBQ (Petersen's)
> Chance to say goodbye and share one last time.
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Time Type of Activity Description
6:00 AM
Travel Day
> Meet at the church and load into bus
> Leave for Airport and travel home