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1995 - Alpine Tour

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 Alpine Tour Itinerary


June 19 – July 1, 1995


June 19                        LansingDetroitMunich

            Bus to Detroit from East Lansing.  Evening departure from Detroit on your overnight flight to Munich.


June 20                        Munich

            Arrive Munich mid-day, where you will meet your European tour guide and motorcoach and transfer to your hotel (Mercure Orbis).  The remainder of the afternoon is free to explore Munich on your own, take optional sightseeing tour of the city, or rest from your flight.  Welcome dinner at your hotel tonight.


June 21                        MunichSalzburg

            Following buffet breakfast this morning, you will leave Munich and follow the highway to the Austrian border.  Shortly after crossing the border, you will arrive in Berchtesgaden, one of Bavaria’s most beautiful spots, which has retained its charm and character.  Time here for lunch on your own, and perhaps a visit to Eagle’s Nest, Hitler’s hideaway fortress.  Continue on to the fairytale city of Salzburg.  Rehearsal in afternoon after arrival at your hotel (Turnerwirt).  Rest of day at leisure.


June 22                        Salzburg

            This morning after your buffet breakfast, enjoy a two-hour sightseeing tour of     Salzburg – the city of Mozart and “Sound of Music” – visiting the Cathedral, the Castle, Mirabell Gardens, and Mozart’s birthplace.  In the afternoon a concert has been arranged.  Time in the evening for optional activity – perhaps a musical performance or Salzburg Marionette performance.


June 23                        SalzburgGarmisch- Partenkirchen

            After buffet breakfast this morning, you will leave Salzburg and travel westward through the Austrian Tyrol to Linderhof, one of Ludwig II’s palaces.  Continue to   nearby Garmisch-Partenkirchen.  Time this afternoon for a rehearsal if desired.  Remainder of day at leisure in this lovely Alpine resort (Queens Hotel).


June 24                        Garmisch Partenkirchen-Rottenbuch

            Buffet breakfast this morning, followed by a visit to Neuschwanstein Castle, the most famous of “Mad Ludwig’s castles.  It was used as a model for the Cinderella castle at Disney World, and also was a setting for the film “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.  Continue to Wies, a wonderful village deep in the Alps, where you will see the Steinhausen Church, which took ten years to complete.  This afternoon features one of your Concert highlights in the village of Rottenbuch, the location of Blue Lake in Bavaria.  Contacts in the Munich area may join you for a memorable concert and social time afterward.  Return to Garmish later in the evening.


June 25                        Garmisch-PartenkirchenInnsbruck

            After breakfast, you will depart Garmisch and head south to Innsbruck, where you will enjoy a guided walking tour.  Time for rehearsal before your afternoon Concert in Innsbruck.  Remainder of day at leisure (Hotel Innsbruck).


June 26                        Innsbruck - Lucerne

            You will head west today after buffet breakfast.  Enjoy the towering mountains and quaint Alpine villages on your way to Liechtenstein, Europe’s smallest country.  You will have an included lunch in Vaduz, the fairy-tale capital, and have a chance to buy some of the unique postage stamps for which Liechtenstein is famous.  Continue along the shores of Lake Zurich and on to Lucerne and your hotel about twenty minutes from Lucerne’s center (Treff Hotel Regina Titlis in Engleberg).


June 27                        Lucerne

            After breakfast, a sightseeing tour of Lucerne featuring the Chapel Bridge, the Town Hall, the Jesuit Church and the famous Lion monument which is the symbol of Lucerne. This afternoon a Concert has been arranged in Lucerne.


June 28                        LucerneMannheim

            After your buffet breakfast, get ready for some of the most dramatic scenery of your trip as you head north to Schaffhausen, the site of the Rhine Falls.  Continue throughout the “cuckoo-clock land” of the Black Forest, via Baden-Baden and Titisee on the way to Mannheim (Hotel Novotel).


June 29                        MannheimHeidelbergMannheim

            Buffet breakfast, then a short drive to nearby Heidelberg, the oldest university town in Germany and setting for “The Student Prince.”  Enjoy a guided tour of the town visiting   the Castle, the Red Ox Inn and the Old Neckar Bridge among other sights.  This afternoon a Concert has been arranged in Mannheim.  A special treat tonight as you have your Farewll Dinner at Zum Ritter, a picturesque restaurant on the Neckar River.


June 30                        Mannheim – Weisbaden

            After buffet breakfast today, you will leave Mannheim and head north to Rudesheim, one of the most charming Rhine villages. Some time to shop and look around at this quaint town before boarding your Rhine steamer for a two-hour cruise down river to          St. Goarshausen. On the way you will pass the magnificent Rhine castles including the famous Loreley.  Arriving in St. Goarshausen, transfer to the Hotel Erholung where the proprietor, Herr Fink, will conduct a private wine tasting.  Continue to Wiesbaden.  Remainder of the day at leisure (Arcade Hotel).


July 1                           WiesbadenFrankfurtUSA

            All good things must come to an end, and after breakfast today, it is time for you to be   transferred to the Frankfurt Airport for you return flight to the USA.



1995 MSU Alumni Band Personnel


                        Flute                            Bass Clarinet                         Trombone

                        Susan Ambs              Donald McCorkle                  Mary Bastien

                        Derrick Broka            James Poteet                        Shirley Brehm

                        Carolyn Byl                                                                 Richard Gulliver

                        Anne Clarke               Alto Saxophone                     Rodney Ham

                        Iris Goff                       Gary Baron                            Martin Jeshcke

                        Jane Goodrich           Harold Grieve                        Jim Krolczyk

                        Frances Mueller        Jack Nelson                           Henry Minster

                        Jane Waun                 Nancy Nelson                        Jerry Spink

                        Harper Welton                                  

                        Roger Welton            Tenor Saxophone                 Euphonium

                                                            Ronald Troxel                        Thomas Broka

                                                                                                            John Leipprandt

                                                                                                            Bona Opatich

Oboe                                                                              Michael Schott

Jenny Schwab           Baritone Saxophone                Lawrence Spataro   

                   Angela Spataro         Sandra Slesinski                       Susan Topping

                    William Teel                                                               Nancy Williams


                        Bassoon                     Cheryl Ambs                         

                        Paul Dombroske       Robert Anderson

                        Nadine Grieve           Stephanie Broka                   Tuba

                        Sue Miller                   Ruben Droscha                     David Kjellberg

                                                            Thomas Fredericks              Robert Morehouse

                        Eb Clarinet                 Lisa Fulton                             Kingsley Sears

                        Susan Wisser            Douglas Goodrich                 James Waun

                                                            Richard Illman                       

                        Bb Clarinet                 Debra Koepele                     Percussion

                        Richard Astalos         Maurice Mueller                     Joel Beamish

                        Olan Dombroske       Kathy Sargent                        Danforth Goff

                        Deborah Freeman    Dean Winters                        David Jeschke

                        John Fuller                                                                 Mary Louise Kleist

                        Robert Gulliver           French Horn                           John Livingstone

                        Bruce Helmer            Sharon Backstrom                Misty Mutch

                        John Kostoff               Dale Bartlett                           Eldon Rosegart

                        Ronald Saska            Stacie Detgen                       Anne Stouffer

                        Craig Schley              Kay Kuenker

                        Carolyn Sherrill          Fred Vanosdall                      Soprano Soloist

                        Dorothy Spink            Willard Verdun                       Ann Bloomquist

                        Mary Ann Tindale