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Dear Parents and Students,

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What:  SWACDA Performance Trip to Little Rock, AR

Who:  ALL High School Vocal Music Students

When:  Wednesday, March 4th – Friday, March 6th, 2020

Where:  Little Rock, AR

Time:  Meeting at GPFAA at 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday March 4th
~ Buses loaded and leaving the GPFAA Campus at 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 4th

Transportation – Charter Bus to and From Little Rock, AR

Parent pickup requires new Alternate Travel form. Link is above.
Returning:  on bus to GPFAA at approximately 11:00 p.m. on Friday, March 6th

What to bring:  Clothing (including formal attire in your GPFAA garment bag), toiletries, homework, and spending money for the three day trip. Example of Nylons/Knee Highs to be worn with formal dresses. 

Concert attire:  Formal Attire including; black dresses, black knee high nylons and black character shoes for women, and complete tuxes, black socks, and black dress shoes for men.


Wednesday, March 4th, 2020: Itinerary: SWACDA                                          

Time Activity
 5:30 a.m. Arrive at GPFAA (wear new logo GPFAA T-shirt and jeans),  and load buses
 6:00 a.m. Leave GPFAA
11:00 a.m. Ouachita Baptist University  (Lunch/College Tour/Performance)
 1:00 p.m. Check in to Hotel (Hilton Garden Inn, North Little Rock)
 3:00 p.m. Meet in Hotel Lobby/check in with chaperones/ Load Coaches to Convention Center
4:00 p.m. Paul’s Show at The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub
 6:30 p.m. Dinner – Larry’s Pizza (801 S. Bowen Rd, Little Rock, AR 72202)
 8:30 p.m. Back at Hotel/Homework and Study time
10:30p.m. Room check, doors taped, lights out

Thursday, March 5th, 2020: Itinerary: SWACDA 

            Time Activity
6:00 a.m. Wake up call
6:00 a.m. Breakfast/Dress in Formal Attire and have change of clothes in Garment Bags (SWACDA T-shirt, nice black jeans with no tears, and SWACDA jacket)
7:15 a.m. Load Coach/Leave for Robinson Performing Center
8:00 a.m. Warm Up/Rehearsal
8:30 a.m. Sound Check
10:00a.m. Warm Up/Rehearsal
11:00 a.m. Performance – Robinson Performance Center
12:00p.m. Lunch at Park-Sandwiches, chips, drinks/change clothes in coaches
 2:45 p.m. Clinton Presidential Library –Students Free/Adults $8
 4:30 p.m Dinner at Golden Corral
 7:00 p.m  Friendship Concert with Company West of Arvada West High School, Conductor Chris Maunu,at the Little Rock Marriott Hotel (Salon A) and then we will head  back to our hotel for game night and movies until lights out.
11:00p.m. Room check, doors taped, lights out

Friday, March 6th, 2020: Itinerary: SWACDA 

            Time Activity
7:00 a.m. Wake up call
7:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Room check/Load Coach
9:15 a.m. Street Car City Tour (45 Minutes)
11:30 a.m. Tour of USS Razorback/Sack Lunch at park (Kasar Coach will eat lunch first and then tour and Ritmo Coach will tour first and then each lunch). Followed by ALL singing on and around the tugboat.
2:30 p.m. Operation City Quest Scavenger Hunt (This is a scavenger hunt and trivia questions quest)- Each team will have a virtual tour guide for two hours. It is a walking scavenger hunt called “Wacky Walk”
5:00 p.m. Dinner will be a boxed dinner or sack lunch to eat on the coach
6:00 p.m. Depart Little Rock
11:00p.m. Arrive back at GPFAA


The event is finished.