Band Students Head to New Orleans for Spring Break Trip

Abby Wittler, Staff Writer, Advanced Journalism

The NDA Band will head to New Orleans for their spring break trip early Friday morning and return Tuesday, March 13.

The almost 100 students going on the trip will be traveling on coach buses for the 24-hour trip there and back.  

During the trip the students will be watching performances on the streets and in formal concert halls along with experiencing the culture of a new city.

“We will be visiting tourist attractions such as museums, ” said Katie Coyle, a senior making the trip.

“We will be taking a riverboat dinner cruise,” said Jack Flis, another NDA senior.

Along with music and sightseeing they will also be able to experience the authentic and unique foods that the city has to offer.

They will be performing a few times, including at a clinic for a Loyola University professor.

Another activity included in this trip is a Cajun dance class.

Coyle said that she is most excited to “explore the city with my friends, enjoy the authentic food, participate in the Cajun dance class and listen to some great jazz music.”

Flis says he cannot wait to “experience New Orleans culture and be around all of the music down there.”

The last band trip was to Nashville, so none of the current students have experienced this trip before, and it should be new and exciting for all of them.

This is a good way for people to experience new things, get closer to their classmates, and see and do what they love–music.

I think that most of the students going on the trip are just excited to experience New Orleans in its entirety because it is such a destination for musicians, containing so much music history, especially pertaining to jazz,” said Coyle

There are many memories to be made on this trip and no shortage of students will come back with experiences they will never want to forget.