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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:...
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...
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...
Music Travel Consultants Tour Director Anne Anderson

Meet MTC Tour Director Anne Anderson

Meet MTC Tour Director Anne Sanders Anderson, committed to making your trip as rewarding and as memorable as possible! Anne Anderson hails from a large family with a rural farm in Southern Indiana. While attending a small high school, Anne knew early on that she had a passion for teaching music. Following graduation from the Indiana University School of Music, she landed a teaching job, picked up a Masters in Education, and has been teaching music ever since. Now a retired Music...
Indianapolis 500 Festival Parade and Race Marching Band Trips

Indianapolis 500 Festival Parade and Race Marching Band Trips

Many people visit the heart of Indiana every year, but one annual event, the running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, surpasses all others.  Best known as the home of the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing," Indianapolis hosts the world's largest single-day sporting event, the Indianapolis 500, over Memorial Day Weekend in May. The race has been run for over 100 years, and Indianapolis 500 Festival Parade and Race Marching Band Trips are a great way for a band to...
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...
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...
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...
The Music Travel Team at the Rose Bowl. L to R Andrew Moran, Nancy Reichmann, Michael Gray, Chuck Kubly, Chris Forsythe and Vice Wielosinski

Meet MTC Tour Director Chuck Kubly

Meet Music Travel Consultants Tour Director Chuck Kubly, one of our professional Tour Directors, who uses his commitments to excellence and experience to make sure a music director’s trip is successful. Rest assured, if the unpredictable happens, your MTC Tour Director is at your side, ready to take on the unpredictable and get your trip back on the road. With over 40 years of experience teaching music and understanding what directors need on trips, Chuck Kubly is ready to tour...
The Franklin Community Blue Regiment Marching Band performing in the Festival of Fantasy Parade at Walt Disney World.

Ideas for High School Marching Band Trips

With the world full of fascinating music performance destinations, ideas for high school marching band trips are everywhere but sometimes overwhelming. Choosing the right destination for your students can present quite a challenge. That’s why Music Travel Consultants orchestrated a list of ideas for high school marching band trips that are our most successful and most frequently visited destinations. We hope these recommendations can help you in selecting your ultimate music performance trip: New York City Performance Venues The “Big Apple” moniker...