Members of The Purdue "All-American" Marching Band posing with the World's Largest Drum.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade with the Purdue “All American” Marching Band!

As the one national holiday celebrated in more countries around the world than any other, on St. Patrick’s Day, everyone wants to be Irish. And one of the very best tours for a marching band is the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin, Ireland’s capital!  Picture it:  Dublin city centre is closed to traffic, 500,000 people line the streets, dressed “Head to Toe” in green. The sun is beaming in the sky. In the distance you can hear the […]

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Flying or Failing

Group Flight Check-In Tips with Music Travel Consultants

As charter motor coach prices rise, the travel industry is seeing an uptick in the number of student performance groups that fly. Flying means new challenges.  Airport check-in can sometimes make the first day of a trip absolutely miserable.  With its ever-changing rules and regulations, the flight check-in process can be intimidating.  It seems each airline does something different.  There’s all this new security, and TSA is always changing and upgrading. Or, maybe it’s your first time flying? Regardless, […]

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MTC Tour Director Chris Taylor

Meet MTC Tour Director Chris Taylor

Most Music Directors love it when there’s a Music Travel Consultants Tour Director at his or her side, 24/7 during the trip, to handle the details and rescue the group from the unpredictable! Luckily, many Music Directors make a great impression on us! Meet MTC Tour Director Chris Taylor. With a welcoming, warm personality and quick wit, client-turned-MTC Tour Director Chris Taylor is ready to tackle the unpredictable and bring you the best trip possible!

Chris with his Pendleton staff […]

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Music Travel Consultants Welcomes Greg Moore as Senior Travel Designer.

Music Travel Consultants Welcomes Greg Moore as Senior Travel Designer

The Prodigal Son Returns…to Music Travel Consultants (MTC)!
After fifteen years working for several student travel companies throughout the country, the prodigal son, Greg Moore, has returned to the company that was instrumental in forming his career in student performance group travel.  A 33-year veteran of the student and youth travel industry, he has worked alongside some of the best and brightest travel minds in North America. His return to Music Travel Consultants brings his career full circle!

The Moore Family, avid […]

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The Avon High School Orchestra from Indiana performs for a packed house in Rome at the Oratory of San Francesco Saverio del Caravita.

Featured Destination: Avon Orchestra’s Trip to Italy & Austria

Avon Orchestra’s trip to Italy and Austria:  Three once-in-a-lifetime performances in Rome, Florence and Salzburg, plus fun in Siena!
Part of the Avon Community School Corporation, in Avon, Indiana, the Avon High School Symphony Orchestra was created in 2007. It has grown rapidly since then, to four full orchestras filled with over 700 students from grades 6 through 12.  Under the guiding baton of its Director, the multi-talented Dean Westman, the Avon Orchestras have consistently earned Gold Medals at Indiana State […]

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Paige with her number one dude (Oliver), Paige in Pisa, and Paige with friend and fellow MTC Tour Director Morgan Burgett at the Happiest Place on Earth in Disneyland, CA.

Meet MTC Tour Director Paige Carter

Meet MTC Tour Director Paige Carter. Paige is one of our most charismatic and accomplished Tour Directors, and from her very first trip, it was clear that Paige had what it takes to give performance groups the care and attention to needs that create wonderful, once-in-a-lifetime trips!
MTC Tour Director Paige Carter was born and raised in Arizona and considers herself a “desert-dweller.” She started dancing at the age three and quickly realized she had found a life-long passion for […]

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William Henry Harrison High School Choir performing at Disney Springs

Popular USA Student Performance Venues

Searching for popular USA student performance venues? In which your group can play, or attend a clinic to improve its music?  There are literally hundreds around our country, to say nothing (in this article) of the opportunities available worldwide.  Often, we find music directors are shocked to learn their ensembles can perform at some of these cool places. If you’ve been seeking, but not finding, take a look at this short list:

Lake Buena Vista, Florida • Walt Disney World
Disney […]

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Music Travel Consultants is the Official Travel Partner of WGI.

Music Travel Consultants & WGI Sport of the Arts Ink Partnership

When WGI Sport of the Arts and Music Travel Consultants – where “Travel is an Art” – get together, great things are bound to happen! WGI Director of Operations & Sponsor Relations, Bart Woodley, and Music Travel Consultants cemented a partnership in late June. Music Travel Consultants is super-excited to help further WGI’s mission “to provide a venue for young people to achieve the extraordinary through performance and competition.”

Music Travel Consultants’ client, Red Wave Indoor from Fresno, California, giving […]

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Add a performance to your next Music Travel Consultants trip.

Student Performance Trips to Universal Orlando

Create lasting memories for your marching band, orchestra, show choir, concert choir, or jazz band with a student performance trip to Universal Orlando!  Perform at CityWalk™ Lagoon Stage*, a Music in the Parks, Music USA Festivals or OrlandoFest competition, or march in front of cheering spectators at Universal Studios’ Florida parks. Universal Studios offers many educational hands-on group programs that involve one-of-a-kind opportunities. Choose what is right for your group and enjoy education-focused performances, adjudicated festivals, workshops, and clinics, […]

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Chaperoning a Performance Trip

Chaperoning School Performance Trips

It is great that you’re interested in chaperoning school performance trips. Thank you! Your role is to help get the kids safely and happily through the challenges of their action-packed itineraries. You are an extension of trip leadership and a liaison to it for the students. Directors will have high expectations of you, and your number one reason for being on a trip is to support the leaders and kids.  As a chaperone, you must always focus on what’s best […]

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