Author - Jeff Buchanan

Benefits of Group Travel for Your Students and Program

Group Travel Benefits

Seek Adventure: Traveling the world brings out the inner kid in all of us.  Each new adventure brings a rush of excitement. Especially, group travel benefits our inner being and who we are. Exposures to new cultures, history, and sights expand our horizons, stretch our perspectives and bring the world home.  What if all your students could experience travel and its life-changing personal growth and character development? For your program, it could mean increased student confidence and leadership, teamwork,...

Meet Music Travel Consultants Tour Director Michelle Hartfield

MTC Tour Directors orchestrate magic through logistics and tour planning to ensure that each trip runs flawlessly. That way, directors. chaperones and students can relax and simply enjoy the trip! Music Travel Consultants Tour Director Michelle Hartfield's contagious positive attitude, kindness and attention to every detail allow her to create the "BEST DAY EVER!" for the students and staff, each day of the trip! Michelle Hartfield and her husband Allen have been married for 10 years and live in the...
Add a performance to your next Music Travel Consultants trip.

Student Performance Trips to Universal Orlando

Create lasting memories for your marching band, orchestra, show choir, concert choir, or jazz band with a student performance trip to Universal Orlando!  Perform at CityWalk™ Lagoon Stage*, a Music in the Parks, Music USA Festivals or OrlandoFest competition, or march in front of cheering spectators at Universal Studios' Florida parks. Universal Studios offers many educational hands-on group programs that involve one-of-a-kind opportunities. Choose what is right for your group and enjoy education-focused performances, adjudicated festivals, workshops, and clinics,...
Tom Young on a recent trip to Disney, hanging with his 2 best friends, Jeff Buchanan and Goofy.

Meet MTC Tour Director Tom Young

Meet MTC Tour Director Tom Young, who uses his die-hard commitment to excellence and experience to make sure a music director’s trip is successful. Rest assured, if the unpredictable happens on your trip, your Music Travel Consultants Tour Director is at your side from start to finish. Excellent MTC Tour Directors like Tom tackle the unpredictable and put your trip back on the road. After 35 years of teaching music and understanding what directors need on trips, Tom knows what...
Music Travel Consultants Tour Director Steven Box

Meet Music Travel Consultants Tour Director Steven Box

Meet Music Travel Consultants Tour Director Steven Box, a master of music education. A native of Northwestern Ohio (Liberty Center) and a graduate of Otsego High School, Steven Box received his Bachelor of Music Degree in 1980 from Bowling Green State University, where he studied under Mark Kelly, John Deal, and Ivan Hammond. He earned his Masters of Music Education degree from the University of Akron in 2002. Steve began his teaching career in the Rolling Hills Local School District (Meadowbrook...
Nancy with two of her favorite Disney characters.

Meet MTC Tour Director Nancy Reichmann

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, Nancy Reichmann has the personality and drive to make your trip awesome. Nancy Reichmann's smile, experience, quick thinking, instinct and her constant "going beyond the call of duty" work ethic...
Packing for Band Travel

Packing for a Band Trip

When packing for a band trip, please check out these packing lists and helpful tips. In most cases, remember that you will probably have to carry your own luggage around at the airports and hotels, so bring only what you need. Most times, it is recommended to bring one suitcase and one carry-on bag. As a parent and/or students, you may have many questions regarding how to pack for performance trips, especially if you or your child haven't been on...
Ohio State School for the Blind Marching Band

Ohio State School for the Blind Marching Band

Chicago band trips are one of Music Travel Consultants specialties.  The Ohio State School for the Blind Marching Band's performances in the Windy City were simply spectacular!  We couldn't wait to share this band's trip. The OSSB Marching Band is the only blind marching band in the world, and its members come from all over the state of Ohio. Internationally recognized, the band under is the leadership of Director Yolanda Johnson, Drill Writer Jeff Schneider, and founder Carol Agler.  OSSBMB recently represented the...