European Band Tour

For most students, spring break is usually a time of relaxation and escape from the busy, stressful school environment.

At Saints, spring break is a time to tour the world.

Among the seven school tours that took place over spring break, the European Band Tour was one of the larger, more anticipated ones. One reason for this is the fact that the tour runs once every three years, as opposed to annually like the other tours. I had the pleasure of being a part of this trip.

The European Band Tour consisted of 78 students and five teachers. The group arrived in/departed from Europe at Frankfurt, Germany. The itinerary included major cities across Germany, Italy, and Austria, such as Milan, Venice, Munich, Salzburg, and Vienna. We also visited smaller towns, like Verona (Italy), Rothenburg ob der Tauber (Germany), and Aichach, Germany, were we stayed with host families for three days. For many students, this home-stay was the highlight of the tour; for others, they enjoyed visiting all of the historic cities and  sites the most. Nonetheless, the tour was a major success, and without a doubt one of the high points of this year for me and the other boys.

You can view the day-by-day blog of the European Band Tour by clicking here.