LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Two high school marching bands are trying to recover hundreds of thousands of dollars they paid for planned trips to Hawaii after the say their travel agent stopped answering phone calls and emails.
The Southside High School Rebel Band in Fort Smith, Ark., canceled its trip to the islands after assistant band director Sean Carrier said the band wired more than $250,000 to the travel agent. The band is planning a trip to Orlando, Fla., with the money they have left.
Meanwhile, Willard High School's band director Chris Church says the Missouri group's trip is in limbo after they wired about $360,000 to the travel agent.
The travel agent hasn't been charged with wrongdoing. He didn't respond to emails from The Associated Press.