Hooray, I finally recieved a copy of the Panther Band East Coast Tour itinerary! It's only tentative but so far, looks pretty exciting. I just have to figure out the time factor thing and make sure I can get a daily story back to my newspaper. Fortunately, I see that by 10 p.m. we are back at the hotel every night -- which means 7 p.m. California time -- giving me a good two hours to write and turn in my story each time. I'll also check with the hotels ahead of time and see if they offer high speed connection.
Tuesday- June 27 : Leave Porterville 11:30 p.m.
Wednesday - June 28: LAX to JFK-LGA, New York City - Skyline Hotel - pizza party, night tour of Empire State Building
Thursday - June 29: Morning rehearsal@Carroll Studio, city sightseeing tour of NYC, dinner @ Hard Rock Cafe'
Friday - June 30: Morning rehearsal@Lincoln Center, free time@Times Square, band concert@Lincoln Center at 5 p.m. -- return to hotel by 10 p.m.
Saturday, July 1: Head to Washington D.C., but first go to Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, lunch at South Street Seaport, stop in Philadelphia for sightseeing, end at Hilton Hotel, Crystal City.
Sunday, July 2: Presentation at Arlington Cemetery, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier; perform at WWII Memorial, lunch at Old Post Office; photo op at U.S. Capital Building; Dinner/dance ruise on the Potomac River
Monday, July 3: Washington D.C. sightseeing; Smithsonian Museum; lunch at Union Station; Washington Nationals Baseball game
Tuesday, July 4: Parade day in Fairfax, Virginia; lunch courtesy of Fairfax citizens; fireworks in Fairfax
Wednesday, July 5: Transfer to Baltimore Inner Harbor, lunch, transfer to BWI airport - depart at 2 p.m. back to Los Angeles; bus to Porterville