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Penncrest Band Goes to Washington
Friday, 3/10 - Sunday, 3/12
Tour Price: $1,000* per person

*The final price has been reduced thanks to fundraising efforts

Trip Highlights

  • Two nights first class housing at the Renaissance Arlington Hotel

  • Two breakfast buffets, two lunches, and two dinners included

  • Motor coach transportation

  • Onstage Clinics at The Kennedy Center with composer Brian Balmages

  • Performance in the We Have A Dream concert series at the MLK or Lincoln Memorial

  • Tour and performance in the Sousa Band Festival at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

  • Evening, guided, illuminated tours of 14 monuments

  • Panoramic motor coach tour of historic Washington DC including photo opp at the White House

  • National Archives visit to see the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution

  • Historic Congressional Cemetery visit and wreath laying ceremony at the tomb of John Philip Sousa

  • Lunch cruise on the Potomac River

  • Souvenir T-shirt and access to performance recordings for every participant

  • All taxes and gratuities included

  • Security guard on duty each evening at the hotel

How to Sign Up

To participate in the 2023 band trip please do the following:

  • Third (and final) payment of $300* due by Thursday, 02/08/23

Payments can be made in three ways:

  1. Check (no service fee): Drop off your check in the band room (made payable to: Penncrest Band).

  2. PayPal (service fee): (an additional $7.00 will be added to your deposit amount to cover PayPal fee) : Click on the link below. 

         Note: You do not need to have a PayPal account for this payment option.

  3. Direct Bank Transfer (no service fee):  Open the invoice that was emailed to you by Penncrest Band in your browser and click on the Pay Now button.

*Your Scrip credit can be applied toward your balance (invoice will be emailed prior to payment due date)

Mandatory Trip Meeting

A mandatory meeting for trip participants (parents are encouraged to attend) will be held on Wednesday, March 1st at 7PM in the Penncrest auditorium. Attendance is necessary for trip participation.
We will review safety, and itinerary information as well as what to pack and expected conduct.

Optional Trip Insurance Information and Enrollment Form

Should you have any payment related questions, please contact our treasurers, Cassie & Jack Kolmansberger, via email at 


For all trip related questions, please contact our Band Director, Mr. Snyder, at 

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