Performance Travel with Special Needs

Performance Travel with Special Needs or Dietary Restrictions

If you, or a loved one, have a special need or dietary restriction and will be traveling with a marching band, choir, or orchestra, Music Travel Consultants has you covered. When a group is focused on its performance, it is easy to overlook issues with accessibility, facilities, and other factors to consider to ensure all members of the group are able to participate and enjoy the trip to the fullest extent. Performance travel with special needs members requires extra […]

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Why Music Education Matters

Why Music Education Matters

As a Music Director, has anyone asked you, “Why Does Music Education Matter?” Music education is becoming more of a challenge because states are cutting arts funding from schools. When discussing lack of funding for the arts, a reason often cited is that budgets are being slashed in favor of improvements in academic performance. Those who believe that music isn’t as important as other core academic subjects are uneducated about how music can benefit students, both emotionally and in […]

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Music Travel Consultants Tour Director Steven Box

Meet Music Travel Consultants Tour Director Steven Box

Meet Music Travel Consultants Tour Director Steven Box, a master of music education.
A native of Northwestern Ohio (Liberty Center) and a graduate of Otsego High School, Steven Box received his Bachelor of Music Degree in 1980 from Bowling Green State University, where he studied under Mark Kelly, John Deal, and Ivan Hammond. He earned his Masters of Music Education degree from the University of Akron in 2002.
Steve began his teaching career in the Rolling Hills Local School District (Meadowbrook […]

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Choosing the right destination for your performance group

Choosing the right destination for your performance group

Whether you are planning your first trip as a music director, or you are a veteran of many performance trips, choosing the perfect destination for your performance group can be a bigger challenge than you expect. Picking the right destination can help develop ever-lasting bonds and a positive group culture.  Such trips can be life-changing for your group. Everyone involved wants to experience a trip they will look back on with fond memories. Hopefully, these quick tips will help […]

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Valley Christian Conservatory - Hawaii Performance Tour with Music Travel Consultants

Featured Destination: Hawaii Band Trip with Valley Christian Conservatory

Ever dreamed about a trip to Pacific island?  Join Valley Christian Conservatory band on its journey to Hawaii!  The Islands of Aloha are home to natures’s riches:  snow-white sand beaches, breath-taking mountain views, volcanos, picture-perfect tropical rain-forests, sparkling waters filled with vibrant sea life and playful dolphins. These travelers enjoyed it all, including performances in the Pan Pacific Parade and at Pearl Harbor!
With a Music Travel Tour Director at its side, the band flew from San Jose International Airport directly […]

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Advice for Band Directors Recruiting Parents

Getting parents involved in the music program

Getting parents involved in the music program it a vital piece of the puzzle to be successful. The skills that a student obtains through music education plays heavily into their entire life. These skills include being responsible, knowing how to communicate, teamwork, self-confidence, and a work ethic that most students do not experience in other academic subjects. Parents appreciate the value of a student’s education in music and the skills acquired. And parents involved in the music program and […]

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Florence, Italy performance with Music Travel Consultants

Top European Performance Destinations

Here are our top European performance destinations:
With a world full of fascinating music performance destinations, just choosing the perfect spot for your students can present quite a challenge. When you travel, the destination will be dictated largely by your group members. However, keep in mind that prices, particularly of flights, are considerably less expensive when choosing non-peak times.
London is known as a great destination for a performance group tour, because of its fine choral tradition and numerous old cathedrals […]

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Marty strutting his stuff on the trumpet Conducting

Meet MTC Tour Director Martin “Marty” Becker

Meet MTC’s Marty Becker, a man for all seasons and one of our most accomplished Tour Directors!
Wide-ranging travel experience, creative thinking, and a drive to go beyond the call of duty make Marty one of MTC’s very best Tour Directors.  Successful and talented in many areas, he is ready to cope with any contingency and a person whose behaviour is always appropriate to every occasion. When problems arise on a trip, he has a knack for thinking outside the box…and the room. Marty’s extensive knowledge of destinations […]

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The Franklin Community Blue Regiment Marching Band performing in the Festival of Fantasy Parade at Walt Disney World.

Featured Destination: A Disney Marching Band Trip to Walt Disney World

The Franklin Music Department, hailing from Franklin, Indiana, loves to travel and perform.  After its second trip to New York City with Music Travel Consultants,  which featured the Choir at Carnegie Hall, a clinic with Dr. Rollo Dilworth, and an earlier performance by the Blue Regiment Marching Band on the deck of the U.S.S. Intrepid, the staff called on Music Travel to design a trip south that would feature awesome shows, great meals, spectacular sights and shopping, just like […]

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Marching Band Safety with Music Travel Consultants

Marching Band Travel Safety Tips

It is important that Music Travel Consultants’ clients and travelers know that their safety and security is our uppermost concern as we fulfill our mission to provide them positively life-changing travel experiences around the world. Music Travel Consultants works hard to ensure the safest and smoothest trip possible for each of its traveling groups. Nonetheless, problems and emergencies can occur.  If they do, your trip’s MTC Tour Director, who accompanies your group 24/7, can make all the difference. Please […]

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