Singers 2013 Spring Tour FAQ's

 

Find out if you need a visa to enter Canada as a visitor

All will require valid passports to travel to and from Canada

PASSPORTS - You can go to O'Connor or Cory Hall for pictures.

AS OF: Saturday, March 16, 2013 3:49 PM

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP TO HOST THE SINGERS IN A HOMESTAY!!

SEE THE SINGERS INFORMATION AT THE ALUMNI SITE

<< SINGERS FORM>> SINGERS PERSONAL INFORMATION FOR TOURING WITH PAUL

<< SINGERS FORM>>LEAVE THE TOUR FORM

IF YOU ARE NOT RIDING THE BUS BETWEEN ANY TWO POINTS YOU MUST FILL OUT THE "LEAVE THE TOUR FORM".

 

See Photos from 2000 Baltics Tour

SEE THE 2004 SINGERS!!

Singers Web Site

CONCERT Information Including ticketing

Still WORKING ON THIS... somethings might not be up-to-date. Feel free to let me know.

Sunday - Merit School of Music- Chicago, Illinois

Monday - Temple Beth Emeth - Ann Arbor, Michigan

Tuesday - St. Bonaventure - Toronto CANADA

Wednesday - Westmount United - Montreal, CANADA

Thursday - Boston City Singers - Boston, Massachusetts

Friday - BU Marsh Chapel- Boston, Massachusetts

Saturday - Leave late morning - Return to Grinnell

Items below this line May NOT Be CURRENT AS OF March 16, 2013 But updates are being made regularly. If it does not look right.. it probably isn't correct.

ITINERARY

 

TORONTO MONTREAL Tour 2013 - March 17 through March 25

PERSONNEL Information

 

ROOM-MATE INFORMATION Including names by room

TOUR JOBS Including positions, openings and assignments

 

 

TAKE ALONG TOUR - REMINDER SHEET

TRANSPORTATION Information

RETURN BUS TRIP SCHEDULE (Informational -Approximate)

 

AIRPORT INFORMATION

BUS INFORMATION Including Load/Departure times from Grinnell

LODGING/HOUSING Home Stay \ Motel Information

SPECIAL HOUSING ARRANGEMENTS IN CHICAGO

SPECIAL HOUSING ARRANGEMENTS IN ?????

 

GENERAL INFO Including temperatures/notes/take along items

MAP Information

 

View Tour on General Map Page

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Tour Phone Numbers

 

<<SEE THE SINGERS!


FLIGHT INFORMATION AS OF 2013.

NO GROUP FLIGHTS THIS YEAR. WE WILL NOT DROP AT ANY AIRPORTS THIS YEAR.

BOS Boston Logan International Airport Info No plans to stop here.

JFK John F Kennedy International Airport Info No plans to stop here.

LGA LaGuardia Airport Info No plans to stop here.

ORD MDW Chicago Airports Info No plans to stop here.

 

DSM Des Moines International Info (I left this in just incase someone is going there from Grinnell on their own)

MSP Minneapolis/St. Paul International Info (I left this in just incase someone is going there from Grinnell on their own)

 

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GETTING TO THE AIRPORTS!

 

Plan to drop at no airports - - CIT TRANSPORTATION - AMES

There is NO plan to stop at any airports, thus you would be on your own to get to BOS Boston Logan International Airport if you wish to leave from Boston.

If we end up leaving from New York.. JFK or LaGuardia are about the closest to Brooklyn. There is NO plan to stop at any of the New York airports.

CHICAGO on the return trip.

Estimated time of arrival in Chicago is 2:00 AM. In the past we have dropped at the Joliet METRA Rail Station but they do not open until 5:00 AM. Investigating nearby restaurants, it appears that the McDonld's about 0.8 miles away is open 24 HOURS.

The DSM (Des Moines airport) and MSP (Minneapolis/St. Paul) airports are beyond Grinnell so you are totally on your own for those stops.

Joliet Illinois METRA Station
50 East Jefferson St.
Joliet, Illinois
815-723-2244
Agent Hours
4:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Waiting Room Hours
5:00 AM - 8:00 PM

chicago Information and drop approximately 2:00 AM (Sunday <or> Monday morning - March 24/25)

MAP OF PROPOSED DROP-OFF AREA AND STATION

Cass Street McDonald's OPEN 24 HOURS

as of Jan 11 2013 - need to verify w/manager

Location is EXIT 133 on I-80 (NNE approx 1.25 miles)E Cass (US 6) between Parks and N Youngs Avenues

508 E. Cass Avenue
Joliet IL 60432
Phone: 815-726-1981
Manager: Tricia

Joliet METRA station is about 8/10's mile WSW at E Washington and N Scott Streets

 

RETURN TRIP SCHEDULE (approximate)

Saturday
1:00 PM
DP BOSTON
1 BREAK
5:30 PM
DINNER STOP
4 BREAKs  during night
Sunday
6:20 AM
Union Station JOLIET IL DROP
   
1 BREAK
10:55 AM
AR GRINNELL

For intermediate drops along the route please see Paul ahead of time to work out a location.

 

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BUS DEPARTURE INFO (See also Itinerary) - - CIT TRANSPORTATION - AMES

MAIN TOUR BUS: GRINNELL - GRINNELL

DP DAY
DP TIME
DP DETAIL
Sunday -  March 17
6:45 AM
LOAD BUS (RISERS FROM BCA)
Sunday -  March 17
7:15 AM
DEPART for Chicago
6:45 Trip
0 PM
Arrive Merit School
Monday -  March 18
0 AM
LOAD BUS
Monday -  March 18
0 AM
DEPART for Ann Arbor
6:45 Trip
0 PM
Arrive Ann Arbor
Tuesday -  March 19
0 AM
LOAD BUS
Tuesday -  March 19
0 AM
DEPART for Toronto
7:30 Trip
0 PM
Arrive Toronto
Wednesday -  March 20
0 AM
LOAD BUS
Wednesday -  March 20
0 PM
DEPART for Montreal
7:30 Trip
0 PM
Arrive Montreal
Thursday -  March 21
0 AM
LOAD BUS
Thursday -  March 21
0 AM
DEPART for Boston
7:45 Trip
0 PM
Arrive Boston
Friday -  March 22
0 AM
on own?
Friday -  March 22
0 AM
on own?
Local trip
0 PM
Arrive Boston Concert
Saturday -  March 23
0 AM
LOAD BUS
Saturday -  March 23
1:00 PM
DEPART for Home
Sunday -  March 24
11:30 AM
ARRIVAL GRINNELL
Sunday -  March 24
Monday -  March 25

SEE ITINERARY FOR INFO

 

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ROOM-MATE LIST:

-- SEE HOTEL LIST --

 

 

 

 

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Concert: Sunday, March 17, 2013 4:00 PM

Merit School of Music

Joy Faith Knapp Music Center
38 South Peoria Street
Chicago, IL 60607

 

 

Overnight: Home Stays

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP TO HOST THE SINGERS IN A HOMESTAY!!

Staff/Driver Motel

Comfort Suites O'Hare Arprt (IL146)

4200 N. River Road

Schiller Park, IL, US, 60176

Phone: (847) 233-9000

Fax: (847) 233-0842

 

LEAVE THE TOUR FORM

IF YOU HAVE MADE OTHER ARRANGEMENTS (Staying with Relatives/Friends, please notify me immediately)

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Concert: Monday, March 18, 2013 7:30 PM

 

Temple Beth Emeth
2309 Packard Street

Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Main: 734/665-4744
Fax: 734/665-9237

 

 

 

Overnight: Home Stays

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP TO HOST THE SINGERS IN A HOMESTAY!!

Staff/Driver Motel

RED ROOF INN ANN ARBOR - U OF MICHIGAN SOUTH

3505 SOUTH STATE STREET

ANN ARBOR, MI 48108-1631

PHONE: 734-665-3500

FAX: 734-665-3517

 

LEAVE THE TOUR FORM

IF YOU HAVE MADE OTHER ARRANGEMENTS (Staying with Relatives/Friends, please notify me immediately)

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Concert: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 7:30 PM

 

The Franciscan Church of St. Bonaventure & Ministry Centre

1300 Leslie Street

Toronto, ON CANADA, M3C 2K9

Tel: 416.447.5571

 

 

Overnight: Home Stays

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP TO HOST THE SINGERS IN A HOMESTAY!!

OVERNIGHT: Motel

Toronto Plaza Airport Hotel

1677 Wilson Ave

Toronto, ON, M3L1A5 Canada

‎1-866-539-0036‎

 

LEAVE THE TOUR FORM

IF YOU HAVE MADE OTHER ARRANGEMENTS (Staying with Relatives/Friends, please notify me immediately)

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013 7:30 PM

Westmount Park United Church

Westmount Park United Church
4695 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West
Westmount QC  H3Z 1L9 CANADA
514 937 1146
http://westmountparkuc.org/

 

Overnight: MOTEL

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP TO HOST THE SINGERS IN A HOMESTAY!!

OVERNIGHT: Motel

Montreal Centre-Ville Downtown

155 Blvd Rene-Levesque East

Montreal , Quebec H2X3Z8 Canada

514-448-7107

 

LEAVE THE TOUR FORM

IF YOU HAVE MADE OTHER ARRANGEMENTS (Staying with Relatives/Friends, please notify me immediately)

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Concert: Thursday, March 21, 2013 6:30 PM

informal meet/sing with the Boston City Singers

17 Waldeck Street

Dorchester, MA 02124-2109
Phone + Fax: (617) 825 0674

email: info@bostoncitysingers.org0

 

 

Overnight: Home Stays

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP TO HOST THE SINGERS IN A HOMESTAY!!

Staff/Driver Motel

Fairfield Inn Boston Woburn/Burlington

285 Mishawum Road

Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 USA

 

LEAVE THE TOUR FORM

IF YOU HAVE MADE OTHER ARRANGEMENTS (Staying with Relatives/Friends, please notify me immediately)

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tentative plans for daytime workshop at the

Program: Friday, March 22, 2013 8:40 AM

Milton High School

25 Gile Road

Milton, Massachusetts 02186

(617) 696- 4470/4478

 

 

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Concert: Friday, March 22, 2013 ?? PM

Boston University Marsh Chapel

735 Commonwealth Ave

Boston, MA 02215
(617) 353-3560

 

 

OVERNIGHT Motel

Fairfield Inn Boston Woburn/Burlington

285 Mishawum Road

Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 USA

LEAVE THE TOUR FORM

IF YOU HAVE MADE OTHER ARRANGEMENTS (Staying with Relatives/Friends, please notify me immediately)

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Concert: Saturday, March 24, 2013 5:00 PM

The Brooklyn stop is canceled

7420 4th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11209-2508
Phone (718) 745-8520

 

Overnight: Home Stays

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP TO HOST THE SINGERS IN A HOMESTAY!!

LEAVE THE TOUR FORM

IF YOU HAVE MADE OTHER ARRANGEMENTS (Staying with Relatives/Friends, please notify me immediately)

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TICKET INFORMATION

Performances are not ticketed // Free Will Offering

 

Our choir takes freewill offerings and gifts. To contribute to our tour and help us offset expenses, please send your gifts to:

The Grinnell Singers

Attention: David Clay

Grinnell College

Grinnell, IA 50112

 

 

 

 


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Home Stays

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP TO HOST THE SINGERS IN A HOMESTAY!!

HOME STAYS THIS TRIP

Saturday, March 16 - Grinnell College Dorm
Sunday, March 17 - Chicago - ????s
Monday, March 18- Ann Arbor- ????s
Tuesday, March 19 - Toronto - ????

 

Thursday, March 21 - Boston - ????

Friday, March 22 - Boston - ????s

Saturday, March 23 - ON THE BUS!!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP TO HOST THE SINGERS IN A HOMESTAY!!


 

 

 

 

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  HOTEL 1 - P????t

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

WESTMOUNT ONTARIO CANADA

 

 


 

HOTEL 2 - D, MO

Wednesday, March ?, 2013

12

 

HOTEL 3 - Hh

Thursday, March 22, 2012

4h

 

 

HOTEL 4 - Al

Saturday, March 24, 2013

Hl
1100 Texas Avenue • Houston, Texas 77002
Toll Free: (888) 915-1110 – Reservations
Phone: (713) 221-0011 • Fax: (832) 201-7598
http://www.magnoliahotels.com/magnolia-houston-our-hotel.aspx?menupos=1

 

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Grinnell College

Monday, March 25 (? AM) dorm access after tour

It is my understanding that you will total access to the dorms during break. Please check with your RLC or the Housing Office for details.

 

 

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Temperature Extremes.... please plan accordingly.

CHICAGO TEMPERATURES

Chicago Illinois

Expect temperatures to range between 46.2 ° and 30.0 °(1) while we are in Chicago

 

ANN ARBOR TEMPERATURES

Ann Arbor Michigan

Expect temperatures to range between 27.3° and 45.3°(1) while we are in Ann Arbor

 

NIAGRA FALLS (TORONTO) TEMPERATURES

Niagra Falls NY

Expect temperatures to range between 24.4° and 37.8°(1) while we are in Toronto

 

CHAMPLAIN (MONTREAL) TEMPERATURES

Champlain New York

Expect temperatures to range between 20.3° and 35.4°(1) while we are in Montreal

 

BOSTON TEMPERATURES

Boston, MA

Expect temperatures to range between 31.1° and
45.3°
(1) while we are in Boston

 

BROOKLYN TEMPERATURES

Booklyn New York

Expect temperatures to range between 34.7° and 50.0°(1) while we are in Brooklyn

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

(1) Temperatures are from http://www.worldclimate.com/

 

 

 

 

TAKE ALONG TOUR - REMINDER SHEET

Suggestions.

 

 

 

 

 

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TRIP ACTIVITIES

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MEALs TOGETHER:

WE ARE PLANNING group meals as follows:

Saturday, March 16, 2013   Noon Brunch?? // Evening Dinner (TBD)??

Sunday, March 17, 2013   7:00 AM Departure Brunch BCA Roberts Lobby

Monday, March 18, 2013    TBD

Tuesday, March 19, 2013    TBD

Wednesday, March 20, 2013     TBD

Thursday, March 21, 2013     TBD

Friday, March 22, 2013      TBD)

Saturday, March 23, 2013      TBD

Sunday, March 24, 2013   7:00 AM TBD. Remaining meals on own.

 

 

 

Suggestions for Visiting _______?!?:

 

 

 

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IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS

 

Name - - City - - St - - #

 

 


Mr. Rommereim - - 641 990 2630

Paul Nelson - - 641 821 0057

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1) Temperatures From AAA New York Tour Book

PAGE BORN: Monday, February 2, 2004

Last Update: Saturday, March 16, 2013 3:49 PM