Hey everyone, I am your lazy moderator! I'm really sorry that I have procrastinated this long, but here it is, livejournal's very own American Music Abroad community. We rock. If you'd like to give a breif bio of yourself, what year and which tour you went on and any experiences you had, and where you are now. If you haven't gone on the tour yet, then just say when you're going, and this would be a great way to learn a little about the trip and ask questions!
I'm Barbara, play French horn and I went on the 2002 Empire Tour to Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy with a band and chorus. I had been to Europe four times before and I have got to say, it was an amazing trip. The chaperones were great, as were all the people. The best thing I liked about the tour in general was that I went there knowing only one other person from my school whom I wasn't really friends with, but after the tour ended I had quite a few close connections with people from my coach and even ::gasp:: the other coach! In fact, I just went down to Long Island (I live in Buffalo, NY) to visit some friends, and one came back up and is currently here staying with me.
Anyway, I hope everyone had a great time on their trip, and if you haven't gone yet, then I'm sure you will have an awesome time!