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MIDDLE SCHOOL | CARNEGIE HALL

Family Programs

Being selected to perform at Carnegie Hall, and traveling to New York, are experiences worth sharing! We are pleased to offer two Family Packages to allow loved ones to take part in the Series with their Junior Finalist.

Parents, family members, and friends are welcome to join selected Junior Finalists by opting for one of our Family Program packages or by purchasing individual tickets to the performance.

Family members, friends, and educators are welcome to participate with their student performers by selecting one of the Honors Family Program packages. These packages have been designed to enable supporters to stay in New York with their Finalist and attend select program events that are otherwise closed to non-performers (a rehearsal, guided sightseeing, touring with Junior Finalists, entry to the Junior Finalist Celebration, etc.). A priority ticket to the Honors Junior Performance itself is included in both Family Program packages; additional non-priority tickets are also available to the public through the Carnegie Hall box office beginning 60 days prior to the performance.

Note: Family Packages are offered only as full packages and cannot be sold as individual components.

Registration Details

  • Each registrant must complete the online Registration Form and agree to the Family Package Terms and Conditions.
  • A $295 deposit is required with registration.
  • Each family member wishing to register for a Family Program (excluding the Junior Finalist) must register individually.
  • If a Family Program participant is under 18 years old, the registration form must also be signed by a parent/guardian.
  • Family Program participants under 22 may attend only if accompanied by a participant aged 22 or older. For safety reasons, Junior Finalists may not leave their Chaperone unless checked out by an authorized adult above the age of 25.
  • Junior Finalists should not register for the Family Program. They have been automatically registered for the Junior Finalist program through the application and selection process.

Family Program Itineraries

The two Family Program packages are designed to allow family, friends, and educators to share in a fuller Honors Performance Series experience, while also providing additional time to explore New York. Since most Series rehearsals are closed, there are other activities and free time included in the Family Program packages to supplement your time. Both itineraries provide an opportunity to experience the best of the sights and culture in New York. Please note that all itineraries are tentative and subject to change.

Full Access Family Program Itinerary

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Thursday

  • Afternoon arrival into New York City
  • Airport greeting and transfer to the hotel (registered family only)
  • Meet your Junior Finalist’s Chaperone
  • Welcome meeting (registered family invited)

Friday

  • Join your Junior Finalist and their Chaperone group for breakfast (optional)
  • Drop off Junior Finalist at their first rehearsal (optional)
  • Experience New York on a sightseeing cruise!
  • Join your Junior Finalist and their Chaperone group for dinner (optional)
  • Evening Broadway show with Junior Finalists

Saturday

  • Join your Junior Finalist and their Chaperone group for breakfast (optional)
  • Carnegie Hall or Lincoln Center Backstage Tour (TBD)
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art (voucher included; tour at any time of your choosing)
  • Join your Junior Finalist and their Chaperone group for lunch or check them out for a family lunch (optional)
  • Family Program participants attend a rehearsal
  • Join your Junior Finalist and their Chaperone group for dinner (optional)
  • Attend the Junior Finalist Celebration in Times Square with Junior Finalists

Sunday

  • Join your Junior Finalist and their Chaperone group for breakfast (optional)
  • Guided tour of Radio City Music Hall with your Junior Finalist
  • Time on own to explore New York
  • One priority ticket to the Honors Junior Performance at Carnegie Hall

Monday

  • Farewell and return to airport
  • Afternoon departure for home

Weekend Family Program Itinerary

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Saturday

  • Mid-day arrival and program check-in
  • Join your Junior Finalist and their Chaperone group for lunch or check them out for a family lunch (optional)
  • Family Program participants attend a rehearsal
  • Hotel check-in
  • Join your Junior Finalist and their Chaperone group for dinner (optional)
  • Attend the Junior Finalist Celebration in Times Square with Junior Finalists (registered family only)

Sunday

  • Join your Junior Finalist and their Chaperone group for breakfast (optional)
  • Guided tour of Radio City Music Hall with your Junior Finalist 
  • Time on own to explore New York
  • One priority ticket to the Honors Junior Performance at Carnegie Hall

Monday

  • Farewell and return to airport
  • Afternoon departure for home

Family Inclusions Programs & Costs

The Honors Performance Series Family Programs provide a hassle-free experience for Family members to share in select activities and events of the Series. Family members can rest easy knowing that all details are taken care of for them, while also gaining access to exclusive Series events.

The program includes for all Family Program participants: (tentative and subject to change)

Program Inclusions

Full Access Program

Weekend Program

One priority ticket to the Honors Junior Performance (Family Package exclusive)

Transportation to and from Carnegie Hall for the performance (Family Package exclusive)

Family Program access to a select Honors Junior Performance rehearsal (Family Package exclusive)

Admission to the Junior Finalist Celebration with Junior Finalists (Family Package exclusive)

All fees for activities and touring listed as “with Junior Finalists” on the itinerary (Family Package exclusive)

Admission voucher for the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Motorcoach/subway transportation for scheduled activities (Family Package exclusive)

24-Hour staffed emergency office in the city to handle the unexpected (Family Package exclusive)

Doctors on Call arrangement for medical support while on the program (Family Package exclusive)

Extensive traveler insurance while on the program (Family Package exclusive)

Guides for city touring and dedicated Family Program support staff (Family Package exclusive)

Attendance at a Broadway show, seated with your Junior Finalist (Family Package exclusive)

Admission to the scheduled Carnegie Hall or Lincoln Center backstage tour (Family Package exclusive)

Chartered sightseeing cruise to see the Brooklyn Bridge & Statue of Liberty (Family Package exclusive)

Arrival transfer from JFK Airport to the Series hotel (Family Package exclusive)

Departure transfer from the Series hotel to JFK Airport (Family Package exclusive)

Four nights lodging in the Series hotel (double occupancy) with onsite staff to ensure a good stay

Two nights lodging in the Series hotel (double occupancy) with onsite staff to ensure a good stay

Family Program Costs

The program cost for each family member participating is listed below. Participants have the option to satisfy the full program expense at once or may follow the optional payment plan as outlined. 
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Full Access Family: $1,749
Date Amount Due
Deposit with Registration $295
March 31, 2017 $500
April 28, 2017 $500
May 26, 2017 – Final Payment Deadline Any remaining balance
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Weekend Family: $899
Date Amount Due
Deposit with Registration $295
March 31, 2017 $200
April 28, 2017 $200
May 26, 2017 – Final Payment Deadline Any remaining balance

Carnegie Hall Performance Tickets

One priority ticket is included with each Family Program registration. Seating at Carnegie Hall is assigned seating and a special priority section, noted on the Carnegie Hall seating chart to the right, is reserved for Family Program participants.

Priority tickets are extremely limited. Additional (non-priority) tickets can be purchased through the Carnegie Hall Box Office six weeks prior to the performance. We are unable to accommodate requests for individually purchased tickets to be seated in the priority seating section. These seats are reserved for Family Package registrants.

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We enjoyed the whole experience. There was time for scheduled activities with enough time left to discover things on our own. Everything was very organized, and the safety of my child was the first priority of the chaperones.

Rae
Family Program Participant

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