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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 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 [...]
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 [...]
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
The “Big Apple” moniker [...]
Music Travel’s professional Tour Directors use their commitment and experience to ensure the music director’s and the group’s trip are successful.
Rest assured, if the unpredictable happens, your Tour Director is there, ready to tackle the unpredictable and get your trip back on track. When it comes to tour directing, Teri Aitchison is ready to treat you to an awesome trip, starting with that wonderful smile. Teri's warm personality and impressive experience record are a plus to have with any [...]
Time for some heavy lifting
Before your trip becomes a reality, some homework has to be done. Don't worry, Music Travel Consultants is here to help.
For music boosters and extra-curricular support groups, fundraising is essential to providing and maintaining educational opportunities and travel for students. Drastic cuts in school budgets have forced everyone (even athletic teams) to depend more and more on alternative sources for funding. Here are some proven fundraising activities. We hope one or more work for your [...]