Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Band's Itinerary

The Itinerary of The Augustana Band for January, 2015

January 6/7   Groups depart from Sioux Falls  The groups convene in Minneapolis to board 
                      Delta #589 to Seattle and on to Shanghai, China
January 8       Arrival at Pudong Airport, Shanghai @ 6:15 p.m.
                      Dinner and transfer by coach to Hangzhou (approx 2 hours)
January 9       Sightseeing in Hangzhou.  Afternoon rehearsal and first concert at 7:30 p.m.
                      Hangzhou Grand Theatre
January 10     Visit to Tea Mountain Village and transfer to Shanghai
January 11     Shanghai sightseeing including the Jade Buddha Temple.  Afternoon rehearsal and
                      evening concert at Shanghai Jiaotong University
January 12     The Bund, Shanghai Museum, Silk factory and more.....
January 13     Old Town, Pudong, and trip to Zhujiajiao Water Town
January 14     Depart Shanghai via high speed train to Wuhan
January 15     Return visit to Hubei University and student exchange.  Afternoon rehearsal and
                      evening performance with the university band.
January 16    Visits to the Hubei Provincial Museum, ancient bell show and Yellow Crane Tower
January 17    Touring Hubei area including East Lake.  Evening performance at Hubei Theater.
January 18     Coach transfer to Yichang.  Board Victoria Cruise Lines for four night cruise on 
                      the Yangtze River.
January 19    Cruise continues.  Three Gorges Dam and Xiling Gorge.
January 20    Cruise continues.  Small Gorges, Wu Gorge, Qutang Gorge and shore excursions.
January 21    Cruise continues.  Visits to "Ghost City" and the "Pearl of the Yangtze"
January 22    Arrive Chonqing. Disembark.  Flight to Xian.
January 23    Visit to the Terra Cotta Warriors.   Evening concert at the Xian Conservatory of Music.
January 24    Visits to other famous Xian sites, late afternoon bullet train to Beijing.
January 25    Full day of sightseeing.  Beijing Zoo, Hutongs, Temple of Heaven.
January 26    Full day of sightseeing.  Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square
January 27    Independent exploration.  Afternoon rehearsal and evening concert at Beijing Concert Hall.
January 28    Visit to the Great Wall of China, Snack Night Market, Peking Duck farewell dinner
January 29    Return to Sioux Falls via Delta Airlines #189 through Detroit.

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