Author - Vicky Wielosinski

Winter Season Starts Today

With the winter season cut short, it’s time to get back to the drawing board and make decisions for next February. Most winter guards were in the home stretch when the final weekends of the WGI season were canceled due to state shutdowns. Although there may be an opportunity to repurpose costumes or floors and flags, the conceptual adjustments to most programs were complete with just a few weeks remaining to thoroughly clarify all the performance elements of the...

The in’s and out’s of group air travel

Often group travel planners automatically default to taking a road trip in a caravan of buses, figuring that solution is their only option. However, flying has become more budget-friendly than ever. With smart advance planning, the in's and out's of group air travel offer valuable, important benefits. So, let’s take a quick look at the pros and cons of group air travel, to bring clarity to the process and to find the very best way to travel on your...

MTC Marching for Youth Challenge

You are officially invited to participate in the Fall MTC Marching for Youth Challenge! Marching for Youth Who: MTC staff, tour directors, volunteers, friends, family, & anyone who loves band and travel! What: A step challenge to benefit the SYTA Youth Foundation Where: Wherever you are! When: Monday, September 30th – Sunday, November 10th How Much: $30 per participant Details: Here’s how the challenge will work: The Challenge runs throughout the Fall Marching Band Season. Once all participants have reported their steps, half of the total amount...
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Music Travel Consultants & WGI Sport of the Arts Ink Partnership

When WGI Sport of the Arts and Music Travel Consultants – where “Travel is an Art” – get together, great things are bound to happen! WGI Director of Operations & Sponsor Relations, Bart Woodley, and Music Travel Consultants cemented a partnership in late June. Music Travel Consultants is super-excited to help further WGI’s mission “to provide a venue for young people to achieve the extraordinary through performance and competition.” Music Travel Consultants' client, Red Wave Indoor from Fresno, California, giving...
Disney's Candlelight Processional

Perform in Disney’s Candlelight Processional

Spreading holiday cheer as honorary cast members in Disney's Candlelight Processional is a wonderful gift for your choir during the holiday season. Your choir will never forget this magical program that takes place at Epcot© annually. The candlelight processional performance retells the Christmas story with the Voices of Liberty, Disney cast members trying out to be part of the Christmas Tree (in the middle of the choir) and high school, college and adult choirs from around the country, all...
Choosing the right destination for your performance group

Choosing the right destination for your performance group

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...
Marching Band Safety with Music Travel Consultants

Marching Band Travel Safety Tips

It is important that Music Travel Consultants’ clients and travelers know that their safety and security is our uppermost concern as we fulfill our mission to provide them positively life-changing travel experiences around the world. Music Travel Consultants works hard to ensure the safest and smoothest trip possible for each of its traveling groups. Nonetheless, problems and emergencies can occur.  If they do, your trip's MTC Tour Director, who accompanies your group 24/7, can make all the difference. Please...
Recruiting Students for Music Programs with Music Travel Consultants

Recruiting Students for Music Programs

Recruiting new students is vital to every music program and can have a tremendous impact on its success. And, if you have been a Music Director for a couple of years, you know you have to be prepared to show students and parents the magical wonders of music. Even if your school has a great music program, it is still important to do some marketing and promoting. All of this takes time and a lot of energy, but it's...