In March 2017, a record number of 57 students from the Senior Band traveled to Italy visiting Venice, Pisa, Florence, Assisi, Rome and Pompeii.
While on tour, the band performed two school concerts and two concerts in Baroque cathedrals. The performances of the band were enthusiastically received and often ended with standing ovations. Students also participated in a workshop at the Venice Conservatory of Music with faculty conductors that helped the students with the nuances, style and passion of the Italian music they were performing. As part of the trip to Italy, the group had a unique opportunity to attend performances of The Four Seasons and the opera La Traviata and tour many historic sites and museums including the Vatican and the site of the Statue of David. For a bit of fun, they also participated in "Gladiator School" and "Pizza school". This was an amazing experience for the students to learn about the history, culture and music of Italy.