Cadence has been waiting an entire year to go to Disneyland with the Advanced Band. We learned about the trip last year & she's been saving up faithfully since then. Yes, we made her pay for the trip by herself. I had to do the same when I was her age & it made me appreciate those trips SO MUCH MORE than if my parents had just given them to me. She worked really hard babysitting & doing chores, participated in several fundraisers, & thanks to such wonderful family members, was able to raise enough money to go.
She was very excited.
The first day of her trip was driving on a bus & performing at Medieval Times. Once they performed, they got to watch the show & eat the dinner. She had a blast.
The other 3 days she spent at Disneyland & CA Adventure parks. One day she got to do a clinic with the musician department of backstage Disney. They got to play score music from 4 Disney movies while the movie played in the background. Talk about a dream trip. I would have LOVED to be there.
And once that was done, it was just fun & adventure in the happiest place on earth.
I'm so glad she had this experience. She had so much fun with her friends. We sure missed her though & were glad to have her back home again.