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PERSONNEL

Flute                             Alto Saxophone                Euphonium

                                                                       

Susan Ambs                 Jack Nelson                       David McLeod

Charles Coltrane          Nancy Nelson                    John Leipprandt

Deidra Garlock                   

Jon Heddesheimer       Trumpet                            Tuba

Judith Leece                  Cheryl Ambs                     Martin Erickson

Carrie Lyon                    Terry Braciszewski

Kathleen Oliphant        Ginger Campbell              Persussion

Isabel Scott                   Gregory Fauth                   Ann Bloomquist

Linda Welch                 Thomas Freiwald              Les Dale

                                         David Kressler                   Alison Shaw

Oboe                              Jeff Kressler

Jenny Schwab            James Lyon

William Teel                  Richard Marzke

                                        Robert Rice

Bassoon                       Scott Ross

Janice Palmer                     

Susan Thurow            French Horn

                                        Dale Bartlett

Clarinet                         Stacie Detgen

Christina Dunn           Willard Verdun

James Gholson                    

John Kostoff                 Trombone

William Morris             Rod Ham

Anne Ormand              Peter Kressler

Leanna Rice                Henry Minster

Carolyn Sherrill           David Ness

August Thoma             Erik Nielsen

Susan Wisser

MSU ALUMNI BAND

SCOTLAND TOUR

17-24 JUNE 2013

 

 

DAY 1    MONDAY 17TH JUNE 2013

 

                                Group 1 –39 pax

 

10.00am               Depart Amsterdam by KL 1279  

10.25am               Arrive Edinburgh

 

                                Meet with your tour guide, Davina Young, and board touring coach.

                                Davina mobile: 07967 113 157

Coach provided by Slaemuir coaches

Tel: 01475 731 216

 

Drive to centre and commence panoramic sightseeing tour of Edinburgh.  No admissions included, but photo stops will be planned.

 

2.30pm                 Tour terminates at the hotel for check-in.

                                Kings Manor Hotel

100 Milton Rd East

Edinburgh EH15 2NP
Tel : 0131 669 0444

 

                                Porterage provided.

 

                                Group 2 – 37 pax

 

12.25pm               Depart  Amsterdam by  KL 1281                                                                                             12.50pm   Arrive Edinburgh      

                                Meet with your tour guide, Fiona Thompson, and board touring coach.

                                Fiona Mobile: 07411 131 591

Coach provided by Slaemuir coaches

Tel: 01475 731 216

 

                                Commence panoramic sightseeing tour of Edinburgh. No admissions included, but photo stops will be planned.

 

4.00pm                 Tour terminates at the hotel for check-in.

                                Porterage provided.

                                NB. Instruments to be stored in individual band members’ rooms.

 

                                Entire Group

 

6.30pm                 Depart by motorcoach with guides for welcome dinner at:

Playfair Library Hall

Old College

University of Edinburgh,

South Bridge

Edinburgh EH8 9YL

Tel:  TBC

                                Contact: TBC

 

7.00pm                 Welcome drink presented on arrival, followed by dinner in the Library Hall.

               

7.20pm                 Dinner commences

                               

Menu:

                               

Hot smoked Scottish salmon, lemon, capers and black pepper

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Supreme of chicken stuffed with haggis in thyme scented whisky cream sauce

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Drambuie and stem ginger cranachan in a brandy snap basket

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Filter coffee and petits fours

 

2 glasses of house wine included with dinner

 

9.30pm                 Return by coach to the hotel.

 

                                Overnight in Edinburgh

 

DAY 2    TUESDAY 18TH JUNE 2013

 

                                Full Scottish breakfast at the hotel.

 

9.00am                 After breakfast, join Davina and Fiona and depart for Edinburgh Castle.

               

NB.  Please load all musical instruments on to ONE coach.  After dropping at the castle, this coach will proceed to St.Giles Cathedral for unloading prior to today’s concert.

 

9.30am                 Visit Edinburgh Castle.  Voucher provided for admission.

                                 Booking reference: 172989.

10.30am               After the visit, walk down the Royal Mile to St.Giles Cathedral.

                                Meet with coach and unload instruments.  Commence concert set up.

                                Contact at St Giles : Veronika Kallus

Tel : 0131 225 9442

11.15am               Rehearsal time at the Cathedral.

12.00noon           Attend noon service (band must be in place before service commences)

12.15pm               MSU Alumni Band concert at St.Giles Cathedral

 

1.15pm                 Concert ends.

                                Pack away instruments and load onto coach waiting outside.

1.45-2.30pm       Free time for lunch.

 

2.30pm                 Rejoin coaches and transfer down to King’s Stables Road.

                                Phil Sharkey 0131 557 6941 – dispensation officer

 

2.45pm                 Meet Ross Bandstand staff at King’s Stables Road and unload coach. Meet also with staff from the Ross bandstand who will assist with transport of large instruments through the park to the stage.

Commence set-up for concert.

Contact : Jimmy Mulligan

Tel: 07771 911091

 

4.00pm                 MSU Alumni Band concert at the Ross Bandstand

 

5.00pm                 Concerts ends.

Pack away instruments and load back onto coach. Again, Ross Bandstand staff will assist with transport of large instruments.

 

5.30pm                 Coach transfers back to the hotel.

 

7.00pm                 Coaches available from hotel for transfers into central Edinburgh for dinner.

                                Dinner at own expense.

                                Davina and Fiona will accompany the transfers.

 

9.30pm                 Return transfer back to hotel from pre-arranged pick-up point.

 

                                Overnight in Edinburgh

 

 

DAY 3    WEDNESDAY 19TH JUNE 2013

 

                                Full Scottish breakfast at the hotel.

 

                                Full day at leisure.

9.00am                 Two coaches available for transfer into central Edinburgh.

 

1.00pm                 One coach to provide transfer back to the hotel from a pre-arranged pick-up point.

                                This coach to return to town to assist with later transfer.

 

4.30pm                 Two coaches provide transfer back to the hotel from a pre-arranged pick-up point.

 

6.15pm                 Join Davina and Fiona and depart on two coaches for the Taste of Scotland Show and Dinner at:

The Stables at Prestonfield House

Priestfield Road

Edinburgh EH16 5UT

                                Tel:  0131 225 7800

 

6.45pm                 Arrive and take seats.  Booking reference LC/STA737169L

7.00pm                 Dinner commences

                                Menu:

 

Menu: (choice available on the evening)

 

Orkney Clapshot Soup (A creamy carrot, turnip and potato soup)

or

Gamekeeper’s Pâté (Rustic venison terrine with red cabbage chutney)

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Scotch Beef Auld Alliance (Silverside of Scottish beef braised with French claret jus, skirlie potatoes and heather-honey-roast vegetables)

or

Scottish Seafood (Scottish salmon, hake and Finnan haddie, creamy Mornay sauce encased in puff pastry)

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Prestonfield’s Cranachan (Raspberry mousse, toasted oatmeal, butterscotch and Parlie biscuit)

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Great Chieftain O the Puddin Race (A taste of traditional haggis, ‘neeps and tatties

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Tea or Coffee and clotted cream fudge

 

 

8.00pm                 Show starts

10.00pm               Evening ends.  Transfer back to hotel.

                               

                                Overnight in Edinburgh

 

 

DAY 4    THURSDAY 20TH JUNE 2013

 

                                Full Scottish breakfast at the hotel.

 

After breakfast, check out and make sure that you have settled all incidentals with the front desk.

 

8.30am                 Load instruments on to luggage truck and luggage onto coach.

9.00am                 Join Davina and Fiona and depart by coach to Blair Castle.

 

11.30am               Approximate arrival time at Blair Castle.

                                Blair Atholl

Pitlochry

Perthshire PH18 5TL
Tel: 01796 481207

 

Admission by voucher for non-band members.

 

Coaches to drop and park in main car park. 

On arrival, group to have free time to explore the castle and also to take lunch in the castle café (at own expense).

 

12.30pm               Luggage truck to proceed to Banvie Hall for instrument unloading.

12.45pm               Musicians to meet luggage truck by performance area  (raised area to the right of the main entrance to the castle) and prepare for the concert.

 

1.15pm                 MSU Alumni Band concert at Blair Castle

 

2.10pm                 Concert ends.  All instruments to be loaded back on to truck

 

                                Coach 1:

2.30pm                 Depart Blair Castle and drive to Dalwhinnie Distillery.

3.00pm                 Arrive Dalwhinnie distillery.

                                Tel: 01540 672219

On arrival group will be split into three, with a tour departing every 10 minutes.  Tour duration approximately 30 minutes.

                                3.15pm                 Group A tour commences

                                3.25pm                 Group B tour commences

                                3.35pm                 Group C tour commences

                                Afterwards, there will be time to browse in the shop.

 

4.30pm                 Depart Dalwhinnie and drive to Inverness.

6.00pm                 Arrive Inverness and check in to hotel.

                                Royal Highland Hotel

18 Academy St

Inverness

Highland IV1 1LG
Tel: 01463 231926

                                Coach 2:

3.00pm                 Depart Blair Castle and drive to Dalwhinnie Distillery.

3.30pm                 Arrive Dalwhinnie distillery.

                                On arrival group will be split into three, with a tour departing every 10 minutes.

Tour duration approximately 30 minutes.

                                3.45pm                 Group A tour commences

                                3.55pm                 Group B tour commences

                                4.05pm                 Group C tour commences

                                Afterwards, there will be time to browse in the shop.

5.00pm                 Depart Dalwhinnie and drive to Inverness.

6.30pm                 Arrive Inverness and check in to hotel.

 

                                Entire group

 

7.30pm                 Group dinner at the hotel.

                        Menu TBC

 

                                Overnight in Inverness

 

 

DAY 5    FRIDAY 21ST JUNE 2013

 

                                Full Scottish breakfast at the hotel.

 

                                After breakfast, depart for full day tour to the Isle of Skye.

8.30am                 Coach 1 departs

8.45am                 Coach 2 departs

 

10.45am               Coach 1 - visit arranged to Eilean Donan Castle

11.00am               Coach 2 – visit arranged to Eilean Donan Castle

Dornie

Kyle of Lochalsh

IV40 8DX
Tel : 01599 555202

 

                                Payment by company voucher.

 

After the visits Continue to Skye.

                                Spend the afternoon touring on the Isle of Skye.

                                Davina and Fiona will recommend suitable places for lunch.

 

4.00pm                 Depart Skye and head back to Inverness.

6.30pm                 Approximate arrival time back in Inverness.

 

                                Evening at leisure.   Dinner at own expense.

 

                                Overnight in Inverness

 

 

DAY 6    SATURDAY 22ND JUNE 2013

 

                                Full Scottish breakfast at the hotel.

 

After breakfast, check out and make sure that you have settled all incidentals with the front desk.

 

8.30am                 Load instruments on to truck and luggage onto coaches.

 

9.00am                 Depart for Glasgow, driving via Loch Ness, Glencoe and Loch Lomond.

Comfort stops will be made en route plus stops for photos and lunch (at own expense).

 

4.00pm                 Approximate time of arrival at Glasgow hotel for check-in.

                                Jury’s Inn Glasgow

80 Jamaica St

Glasgow G1 4QG
Tel: 0141 314 4800

 

6.00pm                 Join Davina and Fiona and depart by coach for tonight’s farewell dinner at:

Ross Priory
Ross Loan
Gartocharn
Alexandria G83 8NL

Tel : 01389 830398

Contact:  TBC

 

7.00pm                 Arrive at Ross Priory

Welcome drinks on arrival, followed by 3 course dinner with two glasses of wine per person.

                               

Menu:

 

Pea and Mint Soup with Apple Won Tons V

*****

Honey and Ginger Marinated Chicken Suprême coated in Toasted Sesame Seeds with Sautéed Potatoes, Chargrilled Asparagus, Brandy Cream Sauce

*****

Shortbread layered with Strawberries and Chantilly Cream

with a Strawberry Jus V

*****

Coffee and Mints

 

9.30pm                 Depart Ross Priory and drive back to the hotel.

10.15pm               Arrive back at the hotel.

 

                                Overnight in Glasgow

 

 

DAY 6    SUNDAY 23RD JUNE 2013

 

                                Full Scottish breakfast at the hotel.

 

After breakfast, check out and make sure that you have settled all incidentals with the front desk.

 

8.30am                 Load instruments on to luggage truck (IMPORTANT) and luggage onto coach.

 

9.00am                 Depart for Edinburgh and the Royal Highland Show.

 

Royal Highland Show

Royal Highland Centre

Ingliston
Edinburgh EH28 8NB

                                 

                                Coaches to access Pink Coach Park off the A8 east-bound carriageway

Coaches must display Pink Coach pass on windscreen (before reaching the showground)

 

10.00am               Approximate arrival time at the Royal Highland Show.

                                One guide to report to Angela Forsyth on arrival (07885 309 424) for Band set up

Tickets for admission to be obtained from John Douglas, Director of Music, on arrival.

Tel: 07768 203 121

                                Further instructions to be obtained from Angela & John on arrival.

 

11.30am               Set up commences at the stage.

 

12.00noon           MSU Alumni Band concert no.1 on the West Stage.

 

1.00pm                 Concert ends, follow by  free time.

                                Light lunch will be supplied for band members only, courtesy of RHS.

                                Lunch arrangements for supporters at own expense.

                               

1.45pm                 Set up commences for second concert.

 

2.00pm                 MSU Alumni Band concert no.2 on the West Stage.

 

2.30pm                 Concert ends.  Load instruments back on to truck.

               

                                Free time at the show.

 

4.30pm                 Rejoin coaches and depart for the hotel. Check-in on arrival.

Best Western Braid Hills Hotel
134 Braid Road
Edinburgh
EH10 6JD

Tel: 0131 4478888

 

6.30pm                 Both coaches available for transfer into central Edinburgh for the evening.

                                Dinner at own expense.  Davina and Fiona will accompany the transfers.

 

9.30pm                 Return transfer back to the hotel.

 

                                Overnight in Edinburgh

 

 

DAY 7    MONDAY 24TH JUNE 2013

 

                                Group 1

 

5.30am                 Continental breakfast at the hotel.

 

After breakfast, check out and make sure that you have settled all incidentals with the front desk.

 

6.30am                 Join Davina and depart by coach to Edinburgh airport.

 

9.10am                 Depart by KL 1278 for Amsterdam.

 

                                Group 2

 

                                Full Scottish breakfast at the hotel.

 

After breakfast, check out and make sure that you have settled all incidentals with the front desk.

 

NB. Arrangements are made for those wishing to store instruments at the hotel for collection on your return. Select Travel Service accepts no responsibility for items left at the hotel.

 

8.00am                 Join Fiona and depart by coach for Waverley Station.

                               

On arrival at Waverley, unload on Market Street.  There are lifts down to the main platforms.

 

9.30am                 Depart by train for London.

                                Coach F

Seat nos : 13-18, 23-26, 31-58

                               

1.50pm                 Train arrives in London.

 

 

 

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