Liberty Tour

Ms. Forte will be traveling and performing in Europe in the summer of 2017!  American Music Abroad Honor Bands, Choirs and Orchestras is proud to announce that Marie S. Forte, Bellingham High School Band Director, has been named as Band Director for the program for 2017.  The 2017 trip includes the following destinations:

  • Italy: Milan, Florence, Pisa, Emilia Romagna, Verona and Venice
  • Austria: Westendorf, Rattenberg, Hintertux Glacier and Salzburg
  • Germany: Dachau, Dinkelsbuhl and Heidelberg
  • France: Strasbourg and Riquewihr
  • Switzerland: Lake Lucerne, Engelberg, and Zurich
  • Our itinerary is carefully planned for exciting, educational and cultural experiences.  We stay in fine quality hotels in villages and smaller cities.  Our concerts are often arranged by local cultural or musical organizations.

Informational Meeting:

We have scheduled an American Music Abroad information meeting to be held on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 7:00 pm in the Bellingham High School Lecture Hall.  Please ask your parents to join you at the meeting.

If you are interested but unable to attend the meeting, please speak with Ms. Forte or contact American Music Abroad at 856-874-1010.  For more information on American Music Abroad, visit the website at

AMA Liberty Tour 2017 October Meeting flyer

Previous Tours: In the 2015 tour, Ms. Forte and Bellingham music students traveled to Austria, Germany, France, Belgium and Switzerland performing in 9 international concerts over 3 weeks including the American Cemetery in Normandy, France.  In the 2013 tour, Mrs. Forte and Bellingham music students traveled to Austria, Germany, Italy, Croatia and Slovenia performing in 9 international concerts over 3 weeks!

Other conductors on the summer 2017 trip include: Chris Memoli, head director and Music Director Weston Public Schools;  Dr. Matt Finnegan, Music Teacher Boston College High School; Amanda Roeder, Choir Director Chelmsford High School; Ken Culver, Orchestra Director Westford Academy; Bill Richter, Choir Director Scituate High School, and Susan Memoli, Orchestra Director at Wayland High School.