Jazz Performance Trips

United States Jazz Trips

Want to plan a jazz-centered trip for your students, but don’t know where to start?  Here's a list of some of the top United States jazz trips to venues and stages that could feature your next big performance! But, maybe you just want your kids to simply sit back and take in the sounds of great jazz musicians.  Either way, in no particular order, here are Music Travel's top 5 United States jazz trips. Chicago, IL Let the windy city pull...
Music Travel Consultants Tour Director Bob Medworth.

Meet Music Travel Consultants Tour Director Bob Medworth

MTC Tour Directors like Bob Medworth orchestrate trip magic, mastering logistics and group plans to run each trip as flawlessly as possible, so directors and travelers can relax and truly enjoy it! A seasoned music educator for 41 years, Bob's extensive experience allows him to anticipate a band’s every need, build a special rapport with the group and make certain no trip detail is overlooked. We are excited for you to meet Music Travel Consultants Tour Director Bob Medworth! . Left:...
Avon High School Marching Band from Avon, IN warming up before a show.

Marching Season: Creating a Band of Incredible Athletes

Imagine: Your feet hitting the football field turf, in step, to the chirping sound of Dr. Beat…hot sweat rolling down your face; heart racing at 180 beats per min, exactly 162 drill spots to remember, 9 minutes and 29 seconds of music memorized, and don’t forget to guide to the drill formations and use all of your choreography…it all comes down to this - Leave it all on the field. And this is only one of many rehearsal run-throughs,...
San Francisco, CA with the Eastlake High School Band

Featured Destination: San Francisco, CA with the Eastlake High School Band

Featuring perfect postcard views of “The City by the Bay” everywhere you turn, San Francisco welcomes you with international and diverse cultures, Chinatown, the soaring sounds of the San Francisco Symphony, clanging cable cars, Alcatraz Island and much more! Join us for a San Francisco band trip as we follow Eastlake H.S. Band from Sammamish, Washington, as it explores this magnificent city with Music Travel Consultants. Eastlake H.S. Band at the Palace of Fine Arts, built for the 1915...
The West High School Rebels Marching Band in front of Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Marching Band Trips

A Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Marching Band Trip is a great way for your band to combine fun, history and a national bowl game experience! Since 1968, the Peach Bowl has been a treasured event in Atlanta, Georgia, with two stellar football teams battling it out for the George P. Crumbley Trophy. Created by the Lions Clubs, the Peach Bowl was originally designed to be a fundraiser. It struggled and was taken over by the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. In...
16 Benefits Of Playing An Instrument

16 Benefits Of Playing An Instrument

Choosing to play an instrument is the beginning of a journey. One that is exciting, but often filled with struggle and hard work. It will require you to take in new information and master new skills. Listed below are some of the many benefits of playing an instrument. When you feel yourself getting discouraged, remember to keep these benefits in mind. I hope these encourage you to keep practicing. I promise, playing a musical instrument is worthwhile. In No...
Tips with Flying Incident-Free with Your Performance Group.

Tips for Flying Incident-Free with Your Performance Group

You’ve been looking forward to your ensemble’s upcoming trip for months, but as the day approaches your anxiety levels are rising, as you think about successfully and safely moving 150+ kids through the airport. From packing, to checking-in the group, to navigating security, even to boarding and deplaning, we’ve got you covered with savvy tips to get you from point A, to point B, smoothly. Plus remember, when traveling with MTC you will always have one (or more) Tour...
Amber celebrating Mickey and Minnie’s 90th birthday at Magic Kingdom.

Meet Music Travel Consultants Tour Director Amber Russell

Rest assured, if the unpredictable happens, your Tour Director has the tools available to tackle the unpredictable and get the trip back on track. When it comes to tour directing, Amber Russell is the perfect blend of fun, professionalism, and knowledge. Amber Russell's personality, resourcefulness, attention to detail, fast thinking, and her work ethic make up the package of the ideal Music Travel Consultants Tour Director. Amber taking in the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, CA (left), hanging with...
Another picture of the Sidney High School Concert Band performing on stage.

Featured Destination: Walt Disney World with Sidney H.S. Band & Jazz Ensemble

Walt Disney World offers terrific opportunities for music groups of all kinds. Students can perform in Performing Arts OnStage, Disney Youth Programs, the Magic Kingdom Parade, in workshops and more. These magical, educational events can leave a positive, lasting impression in young minds. Recently, the Sidney High School Band & Jazz Ensemble traveled to Walt Disney World for an out-of-this-world visit with Music Travel Consultants. Highlights included two concerts with Disney's Performing Arts OnStage and a super-fun, educational experience...
Flying with a musical instrument.

Flying with Your Expensive Musical Instrument

Flying with Your Expensive Musical Instrument Commercial air travel presents special challenges for the musician who flies. Many instruments are larger than typical carry-on bags, and some are irregularly shaped. Certain instruments are fragile or valuable — or both. Here's some advice to help you have the best experience when flying with your expensive musical instrument. Selecting Flights Whenever possible, choose a nonstop flight, rather than a direct flight. If a non-stop is not available, pick a direct flight (has a stop...