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 [...]
Meet Music Travel Consultants Tour Director Dan Cunningham.

Meet Music Travel Consultants Tour Director Dan Cunningham

Traveling with Music Travel Consultants, it's easy to forget all the “behind-the-scenes magic that comes with every Music Travel trip.” One special feature that makes an MTC trip unique is our dedicated Tour Director, right at your group's side from your trip's beginning, until it ends. One of MTC's most fun-loving Tour Directors is the witty Dan Cunningham. With an outgoing personality and his deep background in education, Dan is sure to make your group's trip fun and a success. Dan [...]
One of the many bands performing in the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal.

Savannah’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade!

Is your high school marching band looking for a unique Spring Break trip that provides a rewarding performance experience? How about traveling to Savannah, GA and participating in one of the oldest, largest and most-recognized Saint Patrick's Day parades in the world? Savannah's Saint Patrick's Day Parade marching band trips make for a unique, perfect mix of educational performance and fun. How? Crowds of a half-million spectators each year and Savannah is within a one-hour drive of four major [...]
Sue Guindon, Pam Britton, and Nancy Reichmann in Time Square.

Meet Music Travel Consultants Tour Director Pam Britton

If the unpredictable happens on your performance trip, your dedicated Music Travel Consultants Tour Director is at your side to tackle problems and keep the trip on track. Music Travel Consultants Tour Directors like Pam Britton flatten the bumps to make sure that no one misses out on trip features they worked so hard to reach. A true southern girl with a warm smile and loads of charm, Pam Britton loves to travel.  Born in Biloxi, Mississippi into an Air [...]

Achieving Good Vibrations with Josh Ellis

Josh Ellis has been an educator for 15 years. He has taught all grades, K-12, in various Music, Humanities and Language Arts environments. A requested judge and clinician throughout the Midwest, Mr. Ellis is currently band director at Avon Intermediate School East, a feeder to the storied Avon High School band program in Avon, IN. Josh Ellis's students regularly receive "Gold, with Distinction" ratings at Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) contests, and he was 2013 Teacher of the [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]