Nationals 2019


Nationals Tour 2019:

On-Line Payment is now ready - just follow the instructions below.

The on-line payment system set up by our tour operator, Ellison Travel and Tours Ltd is ready to accept your registration to collect the remaining payments for our tour to MusicFest.

By clicking on the link below you will set up an account to register and make payment for the tour by credit card MASTERCARD OR VISA ONLY or Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) directly from your Canadian bank account

To start the registration process:
Click https://www.ellisontravel.com/et2174/ to view the tour details
  • Scroll down to the bottom and select “Click here to register for this tour”
  • Enter your email address and password and click “Create Account” (please note if you have travelled on a previous tour with Ellison Travel you may already have an existing account – in this case click “Manage Account” and follow the prompts
  • Note: create your registration with the travellers name
  • Your ET Tour Number is 2174
  • The payment details are listed, you have the option to pay by credit card (MasterCard or Visa only) or (bank account).

Alternatively you can access the registration through the website www.ellisontravel.com : 
  • Choose "Tour Login" at the very top right hand corner and select "Create Account" or “Manage Account” if you have created an online account in the past
  • Enter 2174 and click on “Register for Tour”
  • Enter your email address, create a password and click “Register”
  • Follow the prompts

Please note it is very important not to miss the Registration Deadline of January 25, 2019 and it is our suggestion that you register at your earliest convenience and choose the method of payment that you prefer.

Please note that your 1st per person deposit has already been paid and sent to Ellison Travel & Tours Ltd. and will show as a CREDIT (1st deposit)once you register online.

Please refer to the FAQ’s to assist you in completing the registration by clicking here https://www.ellisontravel.com/online-payment-FAQ

Travel Insurance - Ellison Youth All Inclusive Plan with Manulife Financial has been included as part of this trip, based on the price of your tour per this quote (coverage for all Canadian residents who are full time students up to age 29 and chaperones up to the age of 64 who have a valid provincial health card - includes emergency medical coverage, cancellation and interruption, limited baggage insurance – see policy for terms and conditions)

**Please review the electronic copy of your policy for the risks covered by Manulife for benefits of purchasing cancellation insuranceYou will find this policy during the registration process. An insurance supplement fee will be charged for adult participants of the trip; the amount of that fee is determined by age.

If you have any questions about the online payment system, please do not hesitate to contact Heather Bilcke who works in Ellison’s Ontario office, either by email heatherb@ellisontravel.com or by telephone at 1-800-265-7022 ext 270. 


Nationals Payment #2  will be due in January.  This payment will be $600 and will be payable on our tour company's website.  More information to follow in the new year as to how to make this payment.


COMMITMENT LETTER SENT HOME SEPT. 20TH

Dates:  May 14 - 18th, 2019

Destination - Ottawa

Who is involved:  Sr. Jazz and Vocal Jazz

Please Note:  These dates are in direct conflict with certain IB Exams.  Please check the IB schedule. We are aware that there may be a conflict with exams on the morning of the 14th.  To solve this problem, we would be looking at the possibility of departing for Ottawa in the afternoon.

There will be some information and a survey sent home shortly.  If the survey results are favourable,  and we have enough members to make a formidable team, we will then proceed with a parent meeting some time in October.

Any questions?  Do not hesitate to contact Mr. Edwards at your earliest convenience.







Everything below refers to the tour to Nationals that we took in 2017 and serves only as a reference for parents and students alike.

Niagara Nationals Map - Nationals Venues


NATIONALS JACKET INFORMATION:

Jacket orders must be in by 5:00PM (local time).  We will have a sample here for students to try on before ordering.

This is not a mandatory uniform.... just a little something Ms. Russell and I thought you'd like as a keepsake.  If you are not going to purchase a tour jacket, please make sure you are in some type of Westwood wear at the airport.


Here is the link to the online store.  We have the jackets (mens and ladies), as well, we included the general music spirit wear for anyone that might be interested.

To find the jackets click on the "Musicfest 2017" (has a 4 underneath) tab and there is also a Spiritwear link for some other goodies if you are interested.

Please let Mr. Edwards know if you have any questions.

http://westwood.peeluniforms.store/



We will be hosting a parent meeting in the band room on Wednesday May 10th at 6:30PM to make certain that everyone is up to speed.  Should be no more than 30 minutes.  Please make sure that a parent from each family going is present.  Any questions?.... please feel free to contact Mr.Edwards or Ms. Russell at your earliest convenience.


The latest detailed ITINERARY -  Westwood Musicfest Itinerary 2017



Our little Sojurn to Headingley

Please print the form below and return to Mr. Edwards.  If you cannot print, please have your parents email me or text me before 11:00AM tomorrow acknowledging that they have read the form and give permission for you to attend.

Any questions, feel free to text me tonight before 9:00PM

Mr. E


Parents and Students:

The on-line payment system set up by our tour operator, Ellison Travel and Tours Ltd is ready to accept your registration to collect the remaining payments for our tour to Musicfest Nationals.
By clicking on the link below you will set up an account to register and make payment for the tour by credit card or Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) directly from your bank account.  

To start the registration process:
  • Click https://www.ettravel.com/et8310/ to view the tour details
  • Scroll down to the bottom and select “Click here to register for this tour”
  • Enter your email address and password and click “Create Account”
  • Follow the prompts
  • Note that your ET Tour Number is 8310 

Alternatively you can access the registration through the website www.ettravel.com :
  • Choose "Tour Login" at the very top right hand corner and select "Create Account"
  • Enter ET 8310 and click on “Register for Tour”
  • Enter your email address, create a password and click “Register”
  • Follow the prompts

A few further details as you begin the online payment program registration process:

Please note it is very important not to miss the Registration Deadline of January 27, 2017 and it is our suggestion that you register at your earliest convenience and choose the method of payment that you prefer.

The payment details are listed and you will have the option to pay by credit card (MasterCard or Visa only) or EFT (bank account). Please note that your 1st per person deposit has already been paid and sent to Ellison Travel & Tours Ltd. and will show as a payment once you register online.

Please refer to the FAQ’s to assist you in completing the registration by clicking here http://www.ettravel.com/online-payment-FAQ

Travel Insurance - Ellison Youth All Inclusive Plan with Manulife Financial has been included as part of this trip, based on the price of your tour per this quote (coverage for all Canadian residents who are full time students up to age 29 and chaperones up to the age of 64 who have a valid provincial health card - includes emergency medical coverage, cancellation and interruption, limited baggage insurance – see policy for terms and conditions)

**Please review the electronic copy of your policy for the risks covered by Manulife for benefits of purchasing cancellation insuranceYou will find this policy during the registration process. An insurance supplement fee will be charged for adult participants of the trip; the amount of that fee is determined by age.

If you have any questions about the online payment system, please do not hesitate to contact Heather Bilcke who works in Ellison’s Ontario office, either by email heatherb@ettravel.com or by telephone at 1-800-265-7022 ext 270.  


Thank you all for your patience as we move forward with our National's bid for 2017.

I sent this text to your son or daughter this afternoon.  In case you did not see it, I have re-posted it here.

"After meeting with Ms. Russell this morning, we have decided to attend nationals this year.

Both Ms. Russell and I are very excited about this opportunity and the wonderful memories that we hope to make that will last a lifetime. 

To move forward here's what you're going to have to do. 

First, please make sure you show or copy and send this email to your parents. I will put something on the website but this is the fastest way I know to get information to you and your parents

Ms. Russell and Mr. Walden will be handing you a form in senior jazz on Thursday that you will have to complete and it must be back Monday morning.   [you can find that form below]

This form registers you with the tour company. From this form they will book your plane ticket, confirm your hotel space, confirm tickets for events while in Niagara, register you for nationals and they will also register you on their own tour website.

We need to send these completed forms to the tour company next week along with a cheque (all of your $200 deposits) to guarantee our hotel rooms, plane tickets, etc. 

Please let your parents know that once these forms are in the hands of the tour company, Ellison tours will set up individual accounts and your parents make the next payment and final payment online. 

The next payment of $500 will be due on January 27th. [as indicated on the form] 

As time permits this week, I will post a tentative Tour itinerary on the band website along with any other pertinent information. 

If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to talk to Ms.Russell or send me a text. 

I sincerely hope that your as excited as we are."


To help answer any questions:

Our tour Company's website:  Ellison Travel and Tours

As it stands, here is the proposed itinerary. It is subject to change.  Nationals Niagara 2017
This is the form that Ms. Russell and Mr. Walden will hand out.  PLEASE READ CAREFULLY.

Nationals Niagara Registration Form 2017

If you collect RBC Visa Rewards, Ellison Tours does accept them.... here's some info:  RBC VISA REWARDS


Great Meeting last night (October 13)

Here is the info from the meeting:

1.   Agenda


2.   Sample Itinerary from 2015

3.  Please fill out and return this checklist by Nov. 1 - Nationals Checklist