Choosing the right destination for your performance groupVicky Wielosinski
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 you choose the right destination for your performance group.
It is disappointing when someone falls in love with a destination and it turns up not being a great fit for the performance group. When choosing a destination, focus first on the needs of your group. If the number one need is education, search for a destination offering opportunities for your students to learn from a workshop, clinic, or an instructor who is well-established in the performance community. Choosing the right educational opportunity depends on whether your group consists of up-and-coming performers or veterans. If your trip is more of a celebration for a remarkable year, that expands your options.
Is your group looking for a destination that includes a competition, parade, or special event? These trips are rewarding as well, but they need a little more forethought. The travel experience will be determined by dates of the particular event. There are plenty of events to choose from. For these trips be successful, it is imperative to plan ahead, due to application processes, first-come-first-served clauses and to ensure the availability of adequate transportation, lodging and dining options for your group.
Maybe your trip needs to be a bonding experience for your group, simply trying new things to grow closer together. This opens the doors to many opportunities.
Keep in mind, you know your performance group better than anyone, and you are the individual everyone will be looking to for advice and guidance. If choosing the right destination seems a bit overwhelming, you don’t have to do it alone. Music Travel Consultants has a team of Travel Designers ready to help.
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