Washington DC Trip Refund Update 10/16/2020 October 16, 2020To: Families of Washington DC Trip, March 2020I am writing to inform you that we have received a refund check for our cancelled Spring trip and are beginning the process of issuing refunds to the involved families. The unfortunate truth is that we were not refunded 100% of the cost of the trip. Families will be issued refunds in comparison to how much we collected for their student to attend. There were many families who were behind on the payment schedule when we were forced to cancel the trip. The NGBPA officers are working very hard to be fair to each family but also to the NGBPA as we will not be able to cover the cost of the money not collected. The cancellation policy in our contract clearly states that we were not eligible for a refund at all since we initiated the cancellation within 9 days of the trip. I am thankful that Creative Group Tours is refunding as much as they can. There is still a possibility for additional money to come in and we will distribute that accordingly. Please watch for an email from the NGBPA with a Google for to collect information to issue refunds. I appreciate your patience and support during this difficult time. It is so unfortunate that the students did not get to have the band trip experience as band trips are rewarding and valuable on so many levels. I certainly hope that we can return to those type of activities as soon as possible.