Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
The Kimball Area High School Band has just returned from a tour to New York City from March 23-27. After a bumpy start fighting a snowstorm that shut down much of Central Minnesota, the band was able to reach New York by Thursday afternoon. The band had to do some juggling with the itinerary to make things fit, but they were flexible and adapted quite well.
The group's first experiences were the Empire State Building to see what they were getting into, followed by some free time on Times Square, and finishing the day off with a show in Greenwich Village of the BlueMan Group. What a great start to the trip! The next day saw the band on the Today Show's outdoor filming, taking a walking tour of Central Park, and spending some time in Little Italy and China Town. The band then walked across the Brooklyn Bridge to St. Paul's Chapel and the 911 museum.
Following that, the band had an excellent performance at South Street Seaport, hopped the subway (yes, the NYC subway-an experience for all!) for Grand Central Station and the evening performance of Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. The final day in New York took the band to the Statue of Liberty on a beautiful, sunny day, a walk through Battery Park and tours of Radio City Music Hall followed by lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe/New York and a long bus ride home.
The band represented the community of Kimball in a wonderful fashion in performance, responsibility and behavior. The band would like to thank all of the many community people who have supported us through fundraising and sponsorship which allowed us to take this once-in-a-lifetime trip.