Chicago Tour

IMPORTANT: The 2020 High School Music Department tour to Chicago has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Please search your email account for updates from Mr. Zahler.

The LILA High School Music Department is excited to launch its first performing ensemble tour!

Every great music program does one thing: share its music with the world. Successful school music programs take trips, near and far, to share their students' achievements and talents with others. The LILA Music Department aims to take high school music students on a performing tour every two years. Tours such as these are wonderful and memorable experiences for students, providing them with the opportunity to learn from other musicians and professionals, experience other areas of the country or world, perform in unique and interesting settings, and develop lasting bonds with their ensemble-mates.

This year, the Music Department will be heading to the Windy City! The trip to Chicago, IL will be four days (three nights) long, and we will travel by private coach bus. Dates and details are listed below, and are included in a separate mailer that also notes activities, payment schedule, and frequently asked questions.

The current projected cost per students (and per adult chaperone) is based on an estimated number of students and adults, in groups of 4 students/hotel room and 2 chaperones/hotel room.

The informational flier can be found on the drop-down menu above. If you have questions or need more information, please contact Mr. Nick Zahler (the band teacher) at

Dates: April 16-19 (Thurs-Sun)

Times: Depart Thursday morning (9 AM) return Sunday evening

Estimated Cost: $690 per student, $769 per adult chaperone

Invited: High School Music Students & Interested Guardian Chaperones