This optional music trip is open to all instrumental musicians at Peninsula High School. We will travel over Spring Break 2018 from April 3-7. The purpose of this trip is to explore New Orleans vast musical history, culture and food.
Music Mr. Steiner will direct one large ensemble made up of kids from all three music groups. The student will perform three concerts while in New Orleans. The first at the WWII Museum, the second on the banks of the Mississippi River as pre-show entertainment for the Steamboat Natchez, and the third and final performance will be on the grounds of Laura Plantation.
In addition to performing the students will attend three professional concerts. Our first night we will be at BB King’s House of Blues. Our second night we will listen to a Dixieland band play as we take a dinner cruise down the Mississippi river. Our final night we will go to where it all started, Preservation Hall in the French Quarter.
Culture While in New Orleans we will tour the famous French Quarter, Jackson Square and Mardi Gras World where all the famous floats are made. Visit a sugar cane plantation and tour the Masion Principal, galleries, gardens, sugar cane fields and conclude in one of the 1840 slave cabins. Take a ride on an air boat through bayou to see alligators. and other wildlife. Interact with local kids during a high school exchange visit.
Food We will dine at famous restaurants such as Dokey Chase known for their down home cooking and Café Du Monde for beignets. Lunch on day two will be an authentic crawfish boil in the bayou. On our third day we will be taking a cooking class at the New Orleans Cooking School in the French Quarter where we will prepare our lunch of Gumbo, Jambalaya and Pralines.