Final Payment:

We apologize for the delay as the final invoice arrived late on Halloween. Your new payment deadline is Thursday, Nov. 6th at 11:59 CST. Below are the items in which you are paying for:

New Land Total package price $3,092.83
Uniform and Administration Fees~ $143.74 
Jr. Suite Upgrade $540
Single Room Supplement $80
Late Fees $10 each month
One time Credit Card/Check processing fee $25
Flight Deviations $200-$250 extra/person
Uniform Shipping Fee $5-$30
Some or all these fees may have been applied to your account based on your selection(s).

Please note: The online payment receipt has tax deductible wording that applies only to scholarship donations.  The scholarship donations go to the Longhorn Alumni Band Charitable Fund, Inc., a 501(c)3 charitable organization.

The London trip is being handled by the Longhorn Alumni Band, Inc. which is a 501(c)7 social organization.  Funds paid to LHAB for the trip are NOT tax deductible.

To reiterate, please submit your payment by Thursday, Nov. 6th at 11:59 CST. If you have any questions and/or believe that there has been a mistake, please email hewright@yahoo.com with ALL receipts attached to the email ASAP.

If you’re entitled to a refund for overpayment, we will try our best to mail you a check before Thanksgiving. Thank you for being so patient!

Rehearsals-correction 11/5/14

Paula Crider has to adjudicate bands while in London. Mandatory rehearsal on Dec. 29th is now from 4:00-5:00p.m with a short meeting afterwards from 5:00-5:30pm. Dec. 30th’s rehearsal will now begin at 9:00 a.m. We apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused.
 

Shipping Instruments

If you need to hold onto your instrument until Dec., please contact us to arrange a time for drop off prior to packing the carnet on Dec. 13th. We need volunteers to help us pack instruments into boxes on Dec. 13th at the storage unit in Austin, TX at 10:30 a.m.

Some of you will receive an email confirming your shipping option this week. Please respond ASAP because I have to submit the final list by Friday to London. It must be exact and anyone failing to drop off an instrument will cause our entire instrument carnet to be voided and sadly, we won’t have any instruments for the parade. It’s imperative that if you commit to shipping your instrument with us that it’s here on time.
 

Uniforms

All uniforms have been distributed. We still have some jackets in YL, S, XL, 2XL, 3XL if you like to exchange yours or purchase an additional one for someone on the trip. Please contact me by Nov. 6th to do so.

If your stetson is the wrong size, please contact Dylan Faulkner at Allen’s Boots.
1522 S. Congress Ave.
Austin, Texas 78704
(512) 447-1413
www.allensboots.com

You’ll have to return the hat in unworn condition for an even exchange. Please make exchanges no later than Nov. 6th as they’re having a difficult time with the vendor shipping sizes before the holiday rush. Dylan will be able to give you more information. Please contact her for further assistance.

 

Travel Insurance

London Travel insurance policy has been posted.  We strongly advise everyone to read the full terms and conditions of the insurance policy, as this is a contract between you and the insurer.  We want everyone to take the time to be well-informed regarding their rights and responsibilities.

 

Flight Schedules

Are scheduled to change per the airline. As we draw near the holiday season, please double check the times of your flight. We will try to update everyone via email and social media. Your flight leaders are:
Karen Hanson- Austin on British Airways
John Fleming- Austin on Delta Airlines
Nefertiti Williams-Dallas (DFW) on British Airways
Tom Staton- Houston (IAH) on United Airlines
Greg Lee- LAX
Adrian Sorell- San Antonio on American Airlines
Roy Cleland- Washington D.C.

Section Leaders

Have been selected. Thank you to everyone who has offered to help us. I will post a list online next week.

Concert Tickets

Some of you have asked how to obtain concert tickets for the bands that are performing. Well, once London has posted the schedule online, I’ll be able to tell you more. From the powers that be, we should be able to get enough tickets if anyone wants to see a show. Transportation will be at your own expense.

LNYDP Merchandise 2015

The Official 2015 LNYDP Merchandise is now available to order online, via the Shop at www.LNYDP.com More importantly however, is that the ‘Participant Discount Code’ is activated and is ready to go!

The Participant Discount Code is ‘lnydp2015’ all lower case. If you use this Participant Discount code upon checkout, all participants will pay NO postage and packing and will receive their items in their London hotel.

Please note: The Alfie Bear, LNYDP Cufflinks and LNYDP Pins are now available to buy, for all participants and supporters of LNYDP for the very first time!

Hook ‘Em,

Nefertiti Williams
LHAB President 2015
www.lhab.org
neffy@att.net