A great breakfast at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, a full day in both Universal Parks and dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe conclude our last non-travel day.
Last Day In Florida!
Andretti's Indoor Karting & Games
After an amazing morning and afternoon, the students and chaperones transferred their equipment from their buses to the equipment truck, head back to the hotel and change and then to another once in a life time experience at Andretti Indoor Karting and Games.
Camping World Bowl!!!
Hawks and non Hawks alike filter into the Camping World Bowl. The electricity in the stadium is indescribable. Who did you root for??
The big moment is here!!!!! Over 700 students impressively display music and visual prowess. A wall of sound and sight and a world class experience for our amazing students.
Everyone pitches in. Next stop, fun and relaxation at the hotel and Andretti Indoor Karting & Games :D
Remainder of 12/27
The Hawks Marching Band ensembles their 2019 Camping World Bowl half time production, "Fly Me To The Moon" with over 700 other student musicians from schools across the country.
After an amazing four hour rehearsal, the students got to spend some fun in the sun (and mist!) at Universal Studio.
After fun time, the band warmed up and thrilled thousands of students in the park. A real life time changing moment for students, families and anyone who got to view the mighty Hawks.
On to the big show!
Lunch time 12/27
What amazing experience! We just had a 3.5 rehearsal with 700 other students!! Pictures coming soon (or check out C-PP Band Boosters on Facebook).
On to Universal for some fun, relaxation and then a performance! Take a look at the map above if you are able to join us and cheer us on. Step off is at 7:30pm.
Great day to be a Hawk!
Day one complete!
A very successful several hours were spent on I95 in South Carolina specifically. With a total of more that 22 hours spent on the bus, spirits were high!
At our snack break, we found fellow Bowl Game participant, York HS having a bit of a rough time. We were happy to donate a box of snacks as they had a several hour delay. We were glad to see them at the hotel only a bit after us.
As soon as we entered the 3 lane haven of Georgia, the drive was nice and easy! A late dinner at CiCi's and then on to the hotel!
Our amazing hotel!
Bus 1 Unloading crew (of the year) and Iowa State representatives!
December 26th, 2019
Embarking on our Magical Adventure!!
During the waning hours of Christmas, the CPPHS Band loaded three beautiful Benedict Buses with our final destination of Orlando, Florida on our mind and the Christmas spirit still in our heart.
A beautiful Sunrise awakes our three buses. Next stop. Breakfast!
After a golden sunrise, our students enjoy a Golden Corral! Nothing says breakfast like an ice cream bar :)
We depart Smithfield, NC for our next stop, Savannah, GA :) Plenty of bus fun (bus bingo!!) and movies to be had.