BRASHER FALLS - They want to be a part of it, New York, New York.
And they will be.
The St. Lawrence Central School Board of Education has approved an April trip to New York City for senior band and chamber choir members.
We try to give the kids some opportunities they may not get again after high school, music teacher Jamie LaBarge told board members this week.
She said they had been holding day trips that would allow them to leave and return the same day.
Their last day trip was to Rochester.
We went to Rochester on a Saturday. We like to do one-day things, she said.
But, Ms. LaBarge said, she would also like to have overnight trips like the New York City visit thats planned for April 26 to 28.
They will miss only one day of school, she said, leaving on a Friday and returning on Sunday.
This (an overnight trip) wont happen again for a few years, she said.
She said she invited members of the schools chamber choir to join them on this trip.
While in New York City, the students will stay busy, she said.
Ive really packed a lot into this trip, Ms. LaBarge said.
They hope to see the Broadway musical, Wicked, while in the Big Apple.
Wicked is a musical based on the 1995 Gregory Maguire novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, a parallel novel of the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz and L. Frank Baums classic story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
If we get our deposit in by Sept. 13, well get a good price, Ms. LaBarge said.
Among the other activities she has planned is a tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The trip will cost $400 per person, and she said fundraising will start at the beginning of the school year.
All the kids haven an opportunity to do fundraisers so they can pay for the trip, she said, noting some students choose just to raise the money on their own.
Superintendent Stephen M. Putman recommended that board members approve the trip, which they did.
Its a great opportunity, he said.