Clearfield Music Department races through 2018-19 Trip

Cruz R. Wright, Staff Writer

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On Friday, May 24, the Clearfield Music Department departed from the Clearfield Area Junior-Senior High School ready to take on an adventure full of excitement and challenges. With three buses carrying the Band, Choir, Chaperones, and Directors, the Music Department was rushing toward a weekend getaway. 

Their first stop of the 6-hour drive was at the Grove City Outlets to enjoy the food court and the nearby shops. Following was a stop  at an arcade and fun zone, called Scene 75. Here they played games, drove go-carts, played laser tag, and enjoyed pizza.That night they arrived at their weekend home, the Great Wolf Lodge of Mason, Ohio.  

Upon waking up the next day, the Music Department was greeted with breakfast and a rush to make the 2-hour drive to Indianapolis. When they arrived, the Bison Band suited up and prepared for their performance in the Indy 500 Festival parade. The 2.5-mile parade was televised nationally and the Bison Marching Band was featured on NBC Sports performing their three tunes: “America,” “Black Saddles,” and “Sousa.” After marching the strenuous parade, they headed back to Great Wolf Lodge for some rest, relaxation, and exciting times. They enjoyed an indoor water park, arcade, and even a Dunkin’ Donuts. 

The last day of their trip, the Music Department set out for King’s Island Amusement park where the Choir was set to perform. After a little confusion, they took the stage and performed the songs: “Wanting Memories,” “Bright Morning Stars,” “Riversong,” “Loch Lomond,” and “River in Judea.” They then enjoyed a day riding roller coasters, having a picnic, and visiting  shops and games. 

After leaving, the Music Department feasted at the Golden Corral and ventured their way back home. At 2:00 A.M., Monday morning, the Music Department finished their trip with their last hoorah. The Music Department will be hosting a Hoagie Sale to help defray the costs of their trip and will also be enjoying their final performances as they close out the end of the 2018-19 school-year