Music for All National Festival

Music for All is known for its outstanding competitive marching band events, under its Bands of America division. This includes the BOA Grand National Championships, when 100 or more of the finest bands from around the country take the field to compete at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis every November. But, did you know that since 1992, Music for All has presented the Music for All National Festival in Indianapolis each March? The founders of the National Festival dreamed of...

What does your Tour Director do all day?

One of the very best features of a trip with Music Travel Consultants is that we provide a professional tour director throughout the entire trip, from departure through the return to the school. Why is this so valuable? And what will that tour director do to contribute to the success of the trip? Let's answer the question: "What does your Tour Director do all day?" From left to right: MTC Tour Directors Sylvia Duplantier, Susie Bolla, and Sue Guindon at...

The Unexpected Bonds of Student Music Group Travel

So your school band/choir/orchestra/theater/dance group has decided to take a trip — how exciting! Maybe you are traveling to New York City, for a performance at Carnegie Hall, or your marching band is headed to Walt Disney World to entertain the crowd in a parade down Main Street, USA. Your directors may have added a clinic or workshop with a respected educator or conductor, at a university or backstage with Disney Performing Arts. Those performances and workshops are, and...
Alyson Holley

Meet Music Travel Consultants Tour Director Alyson Holley

Alyson Holley was selected as a Music Travel Consultants Tour Director because of her impeccable attention to detail, passion, knowledge of the industry, and soft skills that make her a great asset to our company and to our valued performance groups. With a warm attitude, creative thinking, and a drive to go beyond the call of duty, Alyson is one of MTC’s rising Tour Directors. Successful and talented in many areas, Alyson is ready to cope with any contingency....
Miami Music Festival Trips

The Miami Music Festival

Performance opportunities are abundant in Miami. But there is one performance opportunity that is second to none: The prestigious Miami Music Festival. Providing affordable, world-class musical instruction and ground-breaking performance experiences to young artists and to the South Florida region is the marvelous Miami Music Festival's mission! Since its 2014 inception, Miami Music Festival has been proud to establish Miami as a premier destination for elite young classical musicians to train and perform. While the next generation of classical artists...
Benefits of Group Travel for Your Students and Program

Group Travel Benefits

Seek Adventure: Traveling the world brings out the inner kid in all of us.  Each new adventure brings a rush of excitement. Especially, group travel benefits our inner being and who we are. Exposures to new cultures, history, and sights expand our horizons, stretch our perspectives and bring the world home.  What if all your students could experience travel and its life-changing personal growth and character development? For your program, it could mean increased student confidence and leadership, teamwork,...

Meet Music Travel Consultants Tour Director Keiron Miles

He is someone who breathes music, is a creative thinker, and has the drive to go beyond the call of duty. Successful and talented in many areas, he is ready when problems arise on a trip. This Tour Director is detailed, caring, and really knows how to gauge your group, keep people smiling and keep your trip going. Music Travel Consultants is humbled and honored to have such a dedicated Tour Director as part of its team. Meet Music...

The in’s and out’s of group air travel

Often group travel planners automatically default to taking a road trip in a caravan of buses, figuring that solution is their only option. However, flying has become more budget-friendly than ever. With smart advance planning, the in's and out's of group air travel offer valuable, important benefits. So, let’s take a quick look at the pros and cons of group air travel, to bring clarity to the process and to find the very best way to travel on your...

College of the Ozarks Chapel Choir on a Choir Trip to Alaska

An Alaska Choir Trip:  Stunning mountains, crisp, clean air, captivating northern lights, blue glaciers, and crystal clear lakes are calling your name. It's time to answer the call. The College of the Ozarks Chapel Choir certainly did, singing all the way!  Follow this talented group on its performance tour of the 49th State! Twice the size of Texas and covering a landmass equal to the combined area of the 22 smallest U.S. states, Alaska has much to explore and experience....
Harrogate International Youth Festival, United Kingdom

Harrogate International Youth Festival

The Harrogate International Youth Festival (HIYF) is a unique music and performing arts event that offers richly rewarding opportunities to meet and perform with other ensembles from around the world. Held primarily in Harrogate, England, many groups visit after the festival to explore more of the United Kingdom and mainland Europe. The first HIYF festival took place in 1973.  It began as a collaboration of the Harrogate Council and the local Chapter of World Friends International, established to encourage young...