New Orleans Itinerary and Packing List

As we prepare for Women’s Chorale departure to New Orleans, please review the itinerary and packing list below, as well as Traveling with West Orange Choirs (scroll down on Policies page). Each student, their parent, and our chaperones will be held responsible for knowing all of the information.

Itinerary

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Dress: Comfortable sleeping attire. Sweats are permitted. Pajamas and leggings are NOT permitted. Students will change into polos, jeans, and sneakers at final rest stop.

10:00 pm EST - Students and chaperones arrive at WOHS. Final preparations are made.

11:00 pm EST - Load bus.

11:30 pm EST - Departure - STOP FOR BREAKFAST AT YOUR OWN EXPENSE

Friday, April 12, 2019

Dress: Students change into polos, jeans, and sneakers at final rest stop.

9:30 am CST - Arrive at French Quarter and meet local city tour guides

10:00 am - Walking tour of French Quarter

12:00 pm - LUNCH AT YOUR OWN EXPENSE at French Market

2:30 pm - Load bus and depart for Mardi Gras World

3:00 pm - Blaine Kern’s Mardi Gras World Tour

4:00 pm - Mardi Gras Mask Making Workshop

5:30 pm - Load bus and depart for Mulate’s Original Cajun Restaurant

6:00 pm - Dinner - Menu to consist of your choice of gumbo with house salad, fried shrimp,
red beans & rice, grilled chicken pasta, jambalaya, or cheeseburger, served with homemade bread pudding dessert and soft drinks, iced tea, or coffee.

7:00 pm - Load bus and depart for CROWNE PLAZA NEW ORLEANS AIRPORT (2829 Williams Blvd. Kenner, LA 70062)

8:00 pm - Rehearsal

10:00 pm - LIGHTS OUT

Saturday, April 12, 2019

Dress: casual clothing for breakfast (no pajamas are permitted to be worn outside of rooms), uniforms for performance, casual clothes for tour, and professional attire for tour and awards ceremony.

6:30 am - Hotel wake-up call

8:00 am - Breakfast will be provided. Menu to consist of scrambled eggs, bacon, biscuits and gravy, fresh fruit, coffee, orange juice, and water.

Quick warm-up and rehearsal after breakfast in concert attire. Bring casual clothes to change into after performance.

9:15 am - Load bus and depart for New Orleans Heritage Festival: LANDRY WALKER HIGH SCHOOL
1200 L.B. Landry Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70114

10:00 am - Warm-up in Auditorium

10:30 am - Performance - West Orange High School Women’s Chorale

11:00 am - Change into casual clothing and load bus to depart for Jackson Square

11:30 am - LUNCH AT YOUR OWN EXPENSE at Jackson Square

1:00 pm - Meet your Group at Decatur at St. Peter StreetsLoad Coach and Depart on a 3 HOUR STEP-ON CITY TOUR including Hurricane Katrina sites (using your own motor coach).

4:00 pm - Return to Hotel to freshen up for Festival Awards Masquerade Ball and Dinner. Change into professional attire.

6:00 pm - Load bus and depart for Mardi Gras World for Festival Awards

6:30 pm - Doors open

7:00 pm - Dinner buffet

8:00 pm - Awards ceremony

10:00 pm - Load bus and return to hotel. Pack all items in preparation for departure the next morning.

10:45 pm - LIGHTS OUT

Sunday, April 11, 2019

Dress: Comfortable, casual attire

6:00 am - Hotel wake-up call

7:00 am - Breakfast will be provided. Menu to consist of scrambled eggs, bacon, biscuits and gravy, fresh fruit, coffee, orange juice, and water.

PACK - LOAD - CHECK OUT

8:30 am CST - Depart for West Orange High School. Meal Stops en route at your own expense.

9:00 pm EST - Approximate arrival back at West Orange High School for parent pickup. Please sign up for remind to receive ETA updates.

Remaining Packing List Items

  • No flip flops except in hotel, but consider weather

  • Pajamas, toothbrush, hairbrush, toiletries, make-up, etc.

  • Any homework assignments/music and other deemed necessities

  • Warm jacket/sweaters

  • Umbrella/rain coats

  • Liquids, gels, soaps in a Ziploc bag

  • Prescription medicines

  • Cell phone and cell charger

  • Snacks and water for the bus

  • Optional: money for shopping/souvenirs

Weather

Temperature in New Orleans during our stay of April 11th to the 14th is anticipated to be between lows in the 60s to highs in the upper 70s, with possible rain.

Remind

For ONLY students traveling to New Orleans, their parents, chaperones, and directors, please sign up for the New Orleans remind by texting the code @road2nola to the number 81010. We will be sending frequent updates throughout the trip, especially on Sunday, as we return home.

Daryl Yasay