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...

MTC Marching for Youth Challenge

You are officially invited to participate in the Fall MTC Marching for Youth Challenge! Marching for Youth Who: MTC staff, tour directors, volunteers, friends, family, & anyone who loves band and travel! What: A step challenge to benefit the SYTA Youth Foundation Where: Wherever you are! When: Monday, September 30th – Sunday, November 10th How Much: $30 per participant Details: Here’s how the challenge will work: The Challenge runs throughout the Fall Marching Band Season. Once all participants have reported their steps, half of the total amount...

Featured Destination: A Nashville Choir Trip with Napa High School

Nashville, TN is known as the hometown of country music, and it boasts a vibrant and diverse music scene that includes Hip-Hop, Jazz, Classical, Country and more. Nashville is a comfortable city to explore: it has deep roots in music, numerous performance opportunities and iconic musical sightseeing stops. So, take a spin through Nashville with the Napa High School Choir (CA) and get a sneak peek into what your group could experience on your Nashville choir trip! Excitement was in...
Trip Funding Treasure Map

Trip Funding Treasure Map

Trip Funding Treasure Map for Financial Support Finding a Trip Funding Treasure Map in a bottle that leads you to the funds needed for your music program would be a dream, right?  Our "low tech" treasure map, below, is not in a bottle, but it will lead you to trip funding treasures to support your upcoming trip and your students. Check out the links below, then apply for the treasures! Target Field Trip Grants https://corporate.target.com/corporate-responsibility/community/philanthropy/field-trip-grants Since 2007 Target stores have been awarding field...
Performance Day Pitfalls

Marching Band Health: Performance Day Pitfalls

It’s the day you and your students have worked towards all summer – Performance Day!  Not only is important to "ace" the music and drill, but the health of your marching band members is also extremely important. It can make or break your performance. Overheated, anxious, exhausted, hungry, and sick band members cannot perform at their peak, if at all. You can have the perfect top-notch drill and music, but without healthy students, you won’t ever begin to truly...

Meet Music Travel Consultants Tour Director Michelle Hartfield

MTC Tour Directors orchestrate magic through logistics and tour planning to ensure that each trip runs flawlessly. That way, directors. chaperones and students can relax and simply enjoy the trip! Music Travel Consultants Tour Director Michelle Hartfield's contagious positive attitude, kindness and attention to every detail allow her to create the "BEST DAY EVER!" for the students and staff, each day of the trip! Michelle Hartfield and her husband Allen have been married for 10 years and live in the...