As a part of the Get On the Bus program organized by Music for All to help get students and directors to the Summer Symposium, there will be a chartered motorcoach (reclining seats, DVD player, etc) that will depart from the Kansas City area on Sunday, June 24 in the morning. We can make stops along our route on I-70 going through St. Louis and Indianapolis on our way to arriving at Ball State University in the evening. The bus will make the return drive following the final camp activities on Saturday, June 30.
The cost to individuals riding the bus is dependent on the number of riders we have...we just split the cost among the riders. The last three years, the cost has been between $190-220 for the full round-trip from KC to Muncie and back. The cost will be lower for those we pick up and/or drop off closer to Muncie. We have also had people ride one-way with us for a reduced cost as well...usually just over half-price since we have to reserve a seat for them.
As it did last year in 2017, the KC Bus will not be going up in time for the additional Leadership Preview Weekend...we will only be going up for the main camp week. Because we will be arriving on Sunday, June 24, KC Bus riders will need to add the additional night's lodging for that evening.
Please fill out this form completely and send in a $75 deposit to the address below to reserve your spot on the bus. Once the final cost is calculated you will be notified and asked to submit the balance due by June 15.
Please contact Chad Coughlin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 913-209-4330 with questions.
To reserve your seat, please send a $75 check made out to "Olathe South Band" to:Chad Coughlin, Band DirectorOlathe South High School1640 E. 151st StreetOlathe, KS 66062
We also have the ability to let you pay your deposit and complete bus payment by credit card...please contact Chad Coughlin at the email listed above to arrange for a PayPal invoice. A 3% fee will be added to cover the processing for credit card payments.