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2024 WVU Band Tours

Tour Information for Michigan and New York

Letter from tour planner, Jeff Caplinger (Added 2.16.2024)

Letter concerning changes to the Michigan tour.

Letter from tour planner, Jeff Caplinger (Added 1.8.2024)

Letter about both tours contains full details.

July 2024 - "A Tribute to Don Wilcox"

Michigan Tour - July 10-14, 2024

Tour Includes:

  • 4 days/3 nights
  • Concert in Northport, Michigan - The concert band is open to all musicians, this band will be playing some of Mr. Wilcox’s favorite concert pieces. Literature for the concert band component has yet to be determined. However, we will be playing a pre-game medley for concert band that was arranged by Mr. Wilcox.
  • Stay in Detroit and a visit to the Henry Ford Museum
  • A 2-night stay in Traverse City
  • Full day to explore Mackinac Island (ferry ride included).

Registration is now open. 

A Tribute to Don Wilcox Tour

Updated 2/16/2024

November 2024 - "Support The Pride at Macy's"

NYC Tour - November 27 - 30, 2024

In November, the alumni band will be traveling to New York City to support the "Pride of West Virginia" in their second Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade performance in 8 years! All About Destinations (group travel company owned by Jeff Caplinger - WVU Band 84-86) will be partnering with Performing Arts Consultants (tour company of The Pride) to make this tour possible. The tour will include:

  • 9/11 Museum and Memorial,
  • Empire State Building,
  • Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island,
  • Broadway musical,
  • Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular (featuring the world-renowned Rockettes),
  • Thanksgiving Dinner, and
  • Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. 

In addition, there will be lots of time to explore NYC on your own and also do some early Christmas shopping.

Registration for the Macy’s tour is now open.

Support The Pride at Macy's Tour

Tour Contact Information

Questions should be addressed to Jeff Caplinger. He can be reached via Facebook Messenger or by email at allaboutdestinationstravel@gmail.com.

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