Fishers Tiger Band Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Information

Trip Dates: November 19 – 24, 2023

We have contracted Music Travel Consultants (MTC) to manage the entire trip for the Fishers Tiger Band. We have used MTC for past Fishers Tiger Band trips and we have a great relationship with them. All payments will be made directly to MTC. All the travel details (buses, airlines, hotels, lodging, and food) are fully managed by MTC. The band will stay at the Hilton Newark Airport hotel. If you are interested in being a Chaperone please send an email to the Booster Chaperone Chair

Important Dates

  • Last day to cancel is September 20, 2023
  • Last day for school/fundraiser money is October 15, 2023

Requirements for Trip Attendance

  • Student must be a participating member of the 2023 Fishers Tiger Band
  • Register with the $175 deposit
  • Complete all payments to MTC on-time

How to Register

  • Start by going to
  • Click on Register as a New User (or use existing account)
  • Fill in all information and click Create Account
  • Enter your email address and password
  • Go to Register A Traveler and fill in the requested information. You must use the same name that is on the photo ID you will use when traveling.
  • Our trip numbers: 2311-5-83
  • Select “Make a Payment” to pay your deposit.

Below is a walk-thru video tutorial

Trip Cost

  • Non-Refundable Deposit: $175, Dec 15, 2022
  • Installment: $200, January 30, 2023
  • Installment (Non-Ref): $200, February 28, 2023
  • Installment: $200, March 30, 2023
  • Installment: $200, April 30, 2023
  • Installment: $200, May 30, 2023
  • Installment: $200, June 30, 2023
  • Installment: $200, July 30, 2023
  • Installment: $200, August 30, 2023
  • Installment: $200, September 30, 2023
  • Final Payment of Balance, October 29, 2023

Depending on the total number of students traveling, the cost will range from $2,125 – $2,183 per student for quad occupancy.

Final payment amount will be emailed to you 30 days prior to departure. It is due upon receipt of MTC’s e-mailed invoice.


MTC Contact Information

Tour Questions:
Greg Moore, Email [email protected]

Financial Questions:
Barbara at [email protected]

MTC Office

5348 W. Vermont Street, Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN 46224
Phone: 800-616-1112

Office Hours:

  • Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm EST
  • Closed Saturday & Sunday

Trip Timeline

  • Trip Kick-off Meeting
  • Final Rooming List Due (60 Days Before Departure)
  • Last Day to Cancel with Refund* (60 Days Before Departure)
    *Except stated non-refundable initial deposit, purchased event tickets and non-refundable transportation (bus or plane or rail or ship) costs.
  • Fundraising Payment Deadline (35 Days Before Departure)
  • Pricing Finalized – Final Invoices Sent (30 Days Before Departure)
  • Final Trip Payment Due (21 Days Before Departure)
  • Trip Departure Meeting (10 Days Before Departure)
  • Trip Departure


MTC encourages and welcomes the application of fundraising profits to individual or group accounts. MTC is unable to accept or apply any school or booster fundraising monies to accounts that are paid in full.

Email ([email protected]) to be added to the fundraising email list to get details on all these opportunities

Communicate with [email protected] in order to transfer credits from your band account to cover the trip costs.

Best Options for Fundraising are:

  • Raise Right (formerly Scripp)
  • Just4Kids
  • Unified Boosters
  • Conner Prairie

Learn about fundraising on our Fundraising Page


Friends and Family Travelers

There will be opportunities to buy travel packages for friends and family to attend. Package cost TBD.


We need 1 chaperone per 10 students. Look for important information about applying to be a chaperone to be released soon. Email questions to Laurie Shahnavaz


We will have some extra rehearsals in preparation for the trip. Plan for some dates after Grand Nationals that will be set aside for music and marching rehearsals. We will have a new piece of music especially for the parade performance.


Roommate assignments will be student-driven with band director oversight. There will be a sign-up process for the kids to select their desired roommates. Rooms are NOT co-ed. Girls and Boys will be in separate rooms.

Rough Itinerary for the Trip

(details can still change for each day)

Sunday, November 19, 2023, Departure date

  • Early Morning Departure from Fishers, Indiana
  • Daylong Ride to New Jersey
  • Evening Hotel Check-in: Hilton Newark Airport Hotel (Five Nights)
  • Meals Included: Lunch and Dinner

Monday, November 20, 2023

  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Liberty Island & Ellis Island
  • Lower Manhattan Walking Tour
  • 9/11 Memorial
  • WTC Oculus & Subway Ride
  • Times Square
  • Dinner in Manahattan
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Central Park
  • Small Group Exploration
  • Dinner in Manhattan
  • Broadway Show (Actual Show to be Determined)
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Wednesday, November, 22, 2023

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Rockefeller Center
  • Top of the Rock Observation Deck
  • Radio City Christmas Spectacular
  • Dinner – EARLY EVENING
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Thursday, November, 23, 2023

  • Early Morning NBC TV Rehearsal
  • Breakfast in NYC
  • 09:00 a.m. Sharp: 97th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!
  • Thanksgiving Dinner in Manhattan
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Friday, November, 24, 2023, Return Date

  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Checkout of Hotel
  • Depart on ride back to Fishers, Indiana
  • Lunch and Dinner En Route
  • Late Evening: Arrive back at Fishers High School