BANDS OF AMERICA VIP ROSE EXPERIENCE:

A VIP Fan Experience with the Bands of America Honor Band at the 2022 Rose Parade

We extend a special invitation to YOU and/or your extended family and friends to join us and share in the pride and exhilaration of a “once in a lifetime experience!”

Open to individuals, families, friends – this experience is designed especially for anyone that would like to enjoy behind-the-scenes access to the Tournament of Roses Parade, including band rehearsals, and float creation.

7-Night Package

12/27/2021 – 1/3/2022

$1,830 – $3,375 per person
Registration Trip Number: 2112-7NT

5-Night Package

12/29/2021 – 1/3/2022

$1,580 – $2,690 per person
Registration Trip Number: 2112-5NT

Exact price is determined by single, double, triple, or quad occupancy rate. Airfare and transportation to the hotel and some meals are your own expense. A payment plan is available before the final balance is due on December 1, 2021.

Please Note: VIP Rose Experience package holders will NOT be housed in the same hotel as their students.

Enroll in a package today!

  1. Start by going to www.musictravel.com
  2. Click on TRIP LOGIN in the upper right corner
  3. Click on Register as a New User [or use existing account]
  4. Fill in all information and click Create Account
  5. Enter your email address and create a password 
  6. Go to Register A Traveler and fill in the requested information.
    7-Night Trip Number: 2112-7NT   5-Night Trip Number: 2112-5NT
  7. Select Make a Payment to make payment 

Cost Per Person

Travelers 7-Night 5-Night
Quad $1,830 $1,580
Triple $2,000 $1,710
Twin $2,345 $1,955
Single $3,375 $2,690

Trip Highlights and Inclusions:

  • Reserved grandstand seating at the Tournament of Roses Parade
  • Bandfest ticket
  • 2-Day Disneyland and California Adventure tickets
  • Behind the scenes float barn viewing
  • Hotel accommodations at the Hyatt Regency Orange County
  • Daily breakfast
  • Transportation to all scheduled events on Itinerary

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Flights to/from Southern California
  • Transfers to/from all airports
  • Meals – unless otherwise stated
  • Personal travel insurance

Why book with our Official Travel Partner?

  • Hassle-free travel experience saving you time and planning effort
  • Pre-planned itinerary that includes transportation to the scheduled activities
  • Access to Music for All and Music Travel Consultants guide while in California

Book with Confidence! Travel Insurance Available

Once registered, there will be an option to purchase insurance through Travel Insured. Insurance MUST be purchased within 21 days of making your trip deposit. Please contact either Travel Insured or your preferred insurance carrier directly with individual questions!

ITINERARY – A day-by-day guide to your experience

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12/27/2021 DAY 1: WELCOME TO PASADENA

When you arrive in Southern California, make your way to the Hyatt Regency Orange County. Many travelers take a ride share service such as Uber of Lyft, but taxicabs are available at the airports as well. Once at the hotel, check in with your travel liaisons to check into your hotel room starting at 4:00 p.m. PST. This is when you’ll receive your tickets for the week and your tour credential. For guests arriving early, bags can be stored at the hotel front desk until your room is ready. Late afternoon, you’ll attend an opening welcome session led by a member of the MFA staff and/or education faculty, and enjoy the rest of the evening at your leisure.

12/28/2021 DAY 2: EXPLORE LOS ANGELES

Today you’ll board a motor coach and be taken on a tour to experience the sights and sounds of Los Angeles! Starting with a Los Angeles and Hollywood city tour, local guides will join you and point out some iconic sights. You will have leisure time in both the Hollywood area and the Farmer’s Market today before returning to the hotel for a leisure afternoon and evening. BREAKFAST INCLUDED AT THE HOTEL.

12/29/2021 DAY 3: LET THE MUSIC BEGIN!

After breakfast at the hotel, guests will be taken to the Museum of Music-Making by NAMM, Music for All’s Strategic Advocacy partner.

During the day is when all guests of the 5-night package will arrive. Many travelers take a ride share service such as Uber of Lyft, but taxicabs are available at the airports as well. Once at the hotel, check in with your travel liaisons to check into your hotel room starting at 4:00 p.m. PST. This is when you’ll receive your tickets for the week and your tour credential. For guests arriving early, bags can be stored at the hotel front desk until your room is ready. Late afternoon, you’ll attend an opening welcome session led by a member of the MFA staff and/or education faculty

All package holders will board motor coach transportation and travel to Long beach City College for the 2022 Honor Band in the Rose Parade’s first public performance at the Dress Rehearsal Performance Night.

BREAKFAST INCLUDED AT THE HOTEL FOR 7-NIGHT PACKAGE HOLDERS.

12/30/2021 DAY 4: PREP FOR THE PARADE

Guests will board motor coach transportation and be brought to Pasadena City College to watch the 2022 Honor Band in the Rose Parade perform at the Tournament of Roses Bandfest! The Honor Band will be one of many performances this day, and your ticket allows you to watch all of the performances in our session. All of these groups will be performing a short field show, then concluding their time in front of audiences with a pass and review, as they showcase their parade performances.

After Bandfest, you’ll be able to walk through one of the float barns to watch teams decorate the floats that you will see in the Tournament of Roses Parade. The excitement it contagious as you watch many hands placing flowers in individual viles of water or gluing crushed black-eyed peas onto the floats to ensure that the entire surface is covered in organic material. The day concludes with a leisurely evening in Anaheim. For ideas on places to visit, or things to do, Music Travel Consultants as well as the hotel’s concierge desk will be available to assist you.

BREAKFAST INCLUDED AT THE HOTEL.

12/31/2021 DAY 5: WE’RE GOING TO DISNEYLAND!

Guests will have breakfast at the hotel before traveling to Disneyland to watch the Honor Band perform! Although the performance time won’t be finalized until 4 weeks prior to the event, you’ll be able to grab something sweet to eat on Main Street before the performance and catch some rides afterwards!

BREAKFAST INCLUDED AT THE HOTEL.

1/1/2022 DAY 6: THE ROSE PARADE

It’s parade day! Guests will have an early morning, and grab breakfast to take with them as they board the motor coach. There’s nothing more exciting than watching the sun rise over the streets of Pasadena as everyone bustles around you to find the perfect spot to watch the Tournament of Roses Parade. At the parade’s conclusion, everyone will board the buses to be brought back to the hotel for a leisure afternoon at the hotel before the Honor Band members and staff join you in the ballrooms for the Closing Session and Gala Banquet.

BREAKFAST INCLUDED AT THE HOTEL.

1/2/2022 DAY 7: WE’RE GOING TO DISNEYLAND- again!

Before traveling to Disneyland and California Adventure for a full day of fun in the theme park, breakfast will be served at the hotel. The group buses will do a drop-off in the morning and a return trip in the evening to/from the hotel. Transfers midday can be arranged individually with the hotel onsite if needed, or it is walkable to the hotel from the parks.

BREAKFAST INCLUDED AT THE HOTEL.

1/3/2022 Day 8: DEPARTURE DAY

All guests should check out of the hotel by Noon, but are able to depart at any time. For transportation back to the airport, you can utilize a ride-share service like Uber or Lyft, or ask the hotel front desk to call a taxi cab. If your student is in the Honor Band, they will be brought back to the airport on a Music for All shuttle, so you can meet them at the airport ticket counters. If you wish to travel to the airport with your student, navigate to their hotel, and then you can all call a ride share service or taxicab from that hotel.

Hotel

Hyatt Regency Orange County
11999 Harbor Blvd.
Garden Grove, CA 92840

Closest Airports to Hotel

John Wayne (SNA) – 12 miles
Long Beach (LGB) – 16 miles
Los Angeles (LAX) – 37 miles
Ontario (ONT) – 37 miles

How do I indicate who I intend to room with?

The payer/account holder should put their intended roommates in the special needs section of the registration, be sure to click that box! We will audit that report every few days to monitor the rooming requests and create the rooming spreadsheet from there.

Music for All utilizes travel partner Music Travel Consultants for logistical planning, monthly payments, and travel while in California. Earlier this year we hosted a Kick-Off meeting with Music Travel Consultants to talk about the trip.

Frequently Asked Questions

If I have a student traveler on the honor band trip, do I need to create a separate account to register for the VIP Rose Experience trip?

No! You can use the same payer account, you’ll log into your account and click ADD A TRAVELER, then use the appropriate Rose Experience package trip number

Is Travel Insurance available for the VIP Rose Experience trips?

Yes! There will be a link on each traveler’s dashboard once registered that will take you to the Travel Insured retail site to inquire about pricing and options. The MOST IMPORTANT thing is that CFAR insurance MUST be purchased within 21 days of making your parade package trip deposit. This is not MTC or MFA’s policy, this is standard insurance policy…if insurance is purchased beyond the 21-day deposit mark, there is nothing that MTC or MFA or your insurance company can do to add CFAR on at a later date. Please contact either Travel Insured or your preferred insurance carrier directly with individual questions!

Is parking available at the hotel if I want to rent a car or am driving in to Los Angeles?

Parking is available onsite for $28 per night (self park) or $36 per night (valet).

Am I able to purchase certain events with the group and not others?

We are not able to a la carte out different options and inclusions, they must be purchased as a package, either the 7-night or the 5- night option.

How do I indicate who I intend to room with?

The payer/account holder should put their intended roommates in the special needs section of the registration, be sure to click that box! We will audit that report every few days to monitor the rooming requests and create the rooming spreadsheet from there.

When do I pay for my occupancy supplement?

The payment schedule listed on the tour conditions is based on quad occupancy…you are welcome to pay your per person supplement whenever you would like along the way, but it will be officially invoiced as part of the final invoice, which is emailed out 30 days prior to departure to be paid 21 days prior to departure.

Can I extend my stay at the host hotel?

If you are interested in extending your stay, please email Chris Forsythe at Music Travel Consultants for more information/specific rates.

Can I pay monthly instead of bimonthly?

Yes, if you’d like to go in and make monthly payments, that’s not a problem and are welcome to do so. You will still receive the auto-generated invoice reminders a week before an installment is due. Any alternate payment arrangements aside from that should be communicated to accounting@musictravel.com

We Are Here to Help!

Ask us any questions that you might have! We are here for you.

Chris Forsythe, Senior Travel Designer: chris.forsythe@musictravel.com
Music Travel Consultants Finance Team: accounting@musictravel.com
Music for All Staff: tournament@musicforall.org

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