Musicians without Borders

Musicians without Borders

Where war has raged, people need everything to return to life: food, water, shelter, clothing, medicine. But more than anything, people need hope.

To reconcile, people need empathy. To heal, people need connection and community. Music creates empathy, builds connection and gives hope. Music crosses ethnic divides and provides neutral space to meet through shared talents and passions. Community music-making is a direct and accessible tool for connecting people and engaging and mobilizing communities. And through the power of […]

Sue Guindon

Meet MTC Tour Director Sue Guindon

Music Travel’s professional Tour Directors use their commitment and experience to insure the music director’s and the group’s trip are successful.
Rest assured, if the unpredictable happens, your Tour Director it there ready to tackle the unpredictable and get the trip back on track. When it comes to tour directing, Sue Guindon is hard to beat. Her personality, resourcefulness, experience, attention to detail, quick thinking and her constant “going beyond the call of duty” work ethic makes up the total […]

Band Trips to Disney

A Music Trip to Disney Parks

There’s a reason that music performance and music education opportunities are so abundant at Walt Disney theme parks. Music brings feeling and heart into films and stage plays. Didn’t you melt, just a little, when first you heard “When You Wish Upon a Star” in Pinocchio?
The Pinocchio theme song, released with Disney’s second animated feature film in 1940, has become an iconic theme for the Disney organization.  For decades, Disney has brought evil and good to life by harnessing the power of music to […]

Franklin Central Concert Choir trip to Germany and Austria

Featured Destination: Germany and Austria

This edition features Franklin Central’s Concert Choir traveling to Germany and Austria. The group not only had the opportunity to give multiple once-in-a-lifetime performances. The group was also able to experience these popular stops and events: Neuschwanstein, Dachau, Salt Mine, Trick Fountains at Hellbrunn, Salzburg City Center, Kursalon, and Henrici Restaurant at Esterhazy.

Arriving in Munich, Franklin Central started off with a stop at Schloss Nymphenburg before exploring the city center. Their guides timed it out so that Franklin Central […]

Jeff Buchanan

Puttin’ on the Ritz with Jeff Buchanan!

Meet Jeff Buchanan

A longtime Ohio school music teacher and 2002 Teacher of the Year, Jeff Buchanan is an alumnus of Medina High School (Ohio) and Bowling Green State University. He served on the OMEA State Board as District II President and Technology Rep, and he’s a past-president of the BGSU Alumni Band Board of Directors. Jeff’s bands received numerous superior ratings at OMEA adjudicated events, and he is a former director of the Heidelberg College Brass Band. An active […]

BOA Bands Can Win $500 with Music Travel Consultants

Bands Competing in the 2016 Bands of America Championships can win $500 with Music Travel Consultants!

BOA Bands Can Win $500 with Music Travel Consultants!

Music Travel Consultants, the Official Travel Partner of Bands of America, is honoring your hard work with a Contest!
Bands Competing at the 2016 BOA Events can win $500.00 for their school’s music program!

All you have to do is ‘LIKE’ MTC’s Facebook page, and then answer the question “Who is the Travel Planner for the Finest Bands, Choirs and Orchestras in the World?” in the contest’s post. Be sure to add your […]

Band Travel to Ireland

Scotland Music Tours

Calling All Top Notch Pipers, Drummers and Dancers!

Scotland is well-known for its unique and traditional music, and Scots music has held its popularity when many traditional forms of music across the world haven’t. Many associate Scottish music almost entirely with the Great Highland Bagpipe, which has long played an important part in Scottish music. There are also many other performance opportunities besides Bagpipes, so don’t be shy!


Majoring in Music
Majoring in Music
Majoring in Music

Students Thinking about Majoring in Music?

Do you have a student who loves music so much that they can’t imagine doing anything else with their life?

If you’re a music teacher, you can surely relate. If you’re a parent, however, this may worry you. And if so, you’re not alone.

Majoring in music is a commitment of passion. It’s extremely hard work on a non-linear path. And it’s definitely the right choice for anyone who can’t imagine doing anything else. Only then will the extraordinary effort needed […]

Popular Student Marching Bands Parades
Popular Student Marching Bands Parades
Popular Student Marching Bands Parades

Popular Student Marching Band Parades

Music Travel Consultants has orchestrated a list of “Popular Student Marching Band Parades” to help Band Directors choose the right parade for their group. Groups performing at these parades have shared positive feedback on a consistent basis. There are many parades available throughout the world, but these are definitely the most popular. But if you have your heart set on the Los Angeles Lobster Dog Parade, we have some great costume recommendations!

Portland Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade in […]

Travel to Bands of America with Music Travel Consultants

You vs. the nation

Travel to Bands of America with Music Travel Consultants. Contact MTC today for Music for All’s BOA Grand Nationals Rehearsal Space, Home Room, Saturday Pre-Finals Dinner and Additional Group Meals. Each service may be ordered individually. All reservations are first-come, first-served.