2024 London Band Week - Ohio University Bands

Itinerary and Registration Form

Please complete one registration per traveler. If you are registering more than one traveler, you may return to this page.

Current Itinerary (subject to change)

Monday, June 24, 2024
Depart USA from various gateways

Tuesday, June 25, 2024
Arrive in London and meet your London Band Week liaisons and staff. Transfer by chartered motorcoach to the city center for Band Week check-in, then check into the Zedwell Picadilly Circus hotel once rooms are available.  Dinner is provided by London Band Week this evening.

Wednesday, June 26, 2024
After getting breakfast in the neighborhood with your breakfast voucher, walk to St. James’s Park to review the Tattoo performance, then continue on foot to Buckingham Palace to view the Changing of the Guards. This ceremony is supported by one of His Majesty’s Guard Bands. Lunch on own follows, then tap your Oyster Card to take the Underground to the Tower of London. Situated along the River Thames in central London, this historic fortress has a rich and often dark history. Built by William the Conqueror in 1066, it has served as a royal palace, prison, and treasury. Its iconic White Tower is the central structure and displays an impressive collection of armor, weaponry, and the Crown Jewels. The Tower’s guardian, the Yeomen Warders (Beefeaters), adds to its unique charm. Dinner and evening on own.

Thursday, June 27, 2024
Use your voucher to collect breakfast in the neighborhood, then board the chartered motorcoach for an excursion to the nearby town of Windsor. Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world. Built in the 11th century, it has been a royal residence for over 1,000 years and is best known as having been the favored residence of Queen Elizabeth II. Take a guided tour of the Castle, including the State Apartments and St. George’s Castle, then enjoy lunch on own and free time to explore this charming British town. Return to London for dinner and the evening on own, with an opportunity to take in an exciting West End show (cost of tickets not included).

Friday, June 28, 2024
Use your voucher to collect breakfast in the neighborhood, then the morning is free for independent exploration, with lunch on own. Your London Band Week Survival Guide will suggest a sightseeing loop of St. Paul’s Cathedral, South Bank, Borough Market, and Shad Thames. Or choose to visit one of London’s amazing museums. Afternoon Marching 110 performance in Potters Fields Park near the Tower Bridge. Dinner will be provided today. Evening concert by the Ohio University Wind Symphony.

Saturday, June 29, 2024
Use your voucher to collect breakfast in the neighborhood. Today is a full day of rehearsals in preparation for the evening London Tattoo at the London ExCel Centre. Lunch and dinner will be provided during rehearsal breaks.

Sunday, June 30, 2024
Use your voucher to collect breakfast in the neighborhood. Transfer by chartered motorcoach to Hampton Court Palace.  One of King Henry VIII’s favored residences, Hampton Court is a splendid Tudor palace and a prime example of English Baroque architecture. Renowned for its intricate Tudor and Baroque design elements, the palace boasts stunning architecture, magnificent gardens, and the famous Hampton Court Maze. Present the Palace Parade Review & DrumLine London: The Battle of Flower Pot Gate.  Afterwards, return to London and enjoy a farewell dinner cruise.

Monday, July 1, 2024
Use your voucher to collect breakfast in the neighborhood. Transfer to the airport for the return flights to the USA, or continue your summer journey in England or beyond!

Tour Price
$3,795 per person in quad occupancy (in individual beds), including airfare from CMH, CLE, CVG, or PIT

$2,495 per person in quad occupancy (in individual beds), land-only

Payment Methods
Deposit: paid by credit card at the time of registration
Subsequent payments: are priced for payment by check or ACH; credit card payments can be made with a 3.5% processing fee

Payment Schedule
$250 due November 30, 2023
$250 due January 1, 2024
$650 due February 1, 2024
$650 due March 1, 2024
$650 due April 1, 2024
$650 due May 1, 2024 *
Balance due May 30, 2024
* accounts must be current as of May 1, 2024 to be included on the group airfare

Cancellation Schedule
(penalties are not cumulative)
$250 penalty through January 1, 2024
$400 penalty from January 2, 2024 through February 1, 2024
$875 penalty from February 2, 2024 through March 1, 2024
$1,300 penalty from March 2, 2024 through April 1, 2024
$1,725 penalty from April 2, 2024 through May 1, 2024
From May 2, 2024, all payments are non-refundable

Tour Inclusions

  • Roundtrip airfare (if selected)
  • Performances at
    • The London Tattoo
    • Palace Parade Review
    • Drumline London
    • Stand-still for the Marching 110 at Tower Bridge (Potters Fields Park)
    • Concert for Wind Symphony
  • Welcome and farewell events
  • Entrance to
    • Tower of London
    • Windsor Castle
    • Hampton Court Palace
    • Stonehenge (optional, additional fee)
  • 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
  • 6 nights accommodation at the Zedwell Piccadilly Circus (quad occupancy, in individual beds)
  • Motorcoach transfers as indicated in the itinerary
  • Pre-paid TfL Visitor Oyster Card
  • Dedicated London Band Week Liaisons on site
  • Dedicated pre-departure staff in the USA
  • Welcome pack, souvenir accreditation, participation memento, and detailed “Survival Guide” outlining how to make the best of your time in London

Tour Exclusions

  • Meals on own, en route, or otherwise not specified above
  • Expenses of a personal nature (snacks, souvenirs, cleaning, etc.)
  • Airline excess baggage fees for second, overweight, or oversize bags
  • Passport acquisition (passports must be valid through January 1, 2025)
  • Visa acquisition, if necessary (U.S. citizens do not require visas to enter the UK; non-U.S. citizens can check this U.K. government website for information on whether or not a visa is needed)
  • Trip protection, trip cancellation, or overseas health insurance
  • Any item not specifically included above

Note: this registration form is for student participants only. 

Parents, Alumni, and Friends may register here.