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...
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...