Featured Destinations

Music Travel Consultants is focused on creating custom trips that provide student travel experiences in destinations within the United States and world-wide. Music Travel Consultants’ featured Destinations include many popular U.S. cities and international cities. Some of our most popular featured destinations include New York City, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, Walt Disney World, Florence, Philadelphia, Ohio, Indianapolis, Bands of America Grand Nationals, Tournament of Roses Parade, Hawaii, and Texas.

Music Travel Consultants is a Tour Operator, a travel company that puts together customized trips for its clients. Since 1987, led by accomplished scholastic music directors and musicians, Music Travel Consultants has become first choice for student music group tours by listening to customers, providing industry-leading on-line services and by having professional Tour Directors conduct most trips. Focused on creating custom trips that provide relevant, memorable and rewarding student travel experiences, Indianapolis-based Music Travel partners with customers to successfully do just that, in destinations within the United States and world-wide. Over 165 years combined travel expertise earned in over 68 countries means Music Travel Consultants will anticipate your needs and fulfill your group’s wishes, without surprises or hidden costs.

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Musicians Abroad

Musicians Abroad Presented by MTC

Music Travel Consultants is excited to provide the travel and planning services for Musicians Abroad. The inaugural European tour will be for the state of Indiana in June of 2023. Imagine meeting new friends from throughout your state, all with incredible talents and, like you, a love of music. Imagine spending three days working diligently to hone your abilities while learning to perform with your peers. Imagine a 14-day adventure to eight countries, performing in state-of-the-art venues. Imagine the life-long...

Taylor Marching Titans Band Trip to Cleveland

Early mornings, water slides, coasters, baseball and rock and roll lead to a busy, fun-filled weekend for the Taylor HS (IN) marching band. Jump on board as MTC Trip Journalist Chloey Johnson recalls the ups and downs of her band trip to Cleveland. Taylor HS Band (IN) records the national anthem in Progressive Field The first day began before the sun even rose. We started the morning off with Dans Donuts and a bunch of tired teenagers waiting to fall asleep...

East Carteret Mariner Band Trip to Disney

The students, staff and parents of the East Carteret HS (NC) group waited patiently through six date changes for their band trip to Disney. Patience paid off as they embarked on several days in the happiest place on Earth. Relive the experience as MTC Trip Journalist Kathryn Barnes recounts their travels to Walt Disney World. Trip T-shirt with all cancelled dates crossed out (left), East Carteret HS Mariner Band ready to board the busses for Orlando (right) Departing on the evening...
The Cathedral HS (IN) Band performs at Universal Studios

Cathedral HS Trip Worth 18 Months of Delays

MTC is excited to release a blog by our first Student Trip Journalist, Nick Rodecap. Enjoy the highlights and memories as Nick and the Cathedral High School Band travel to the Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Studios. Day one: The first post-Covid trip for many, including me. It was strange to be back in an airport, but there we were. This trip had been 18 months in the making and it was finally taking off. Speaking of which, that...

Tipton High School Band Goes on a St. Louis Band Trip

Embarking on a St. Louis Band Trip after over a year of pandemic shutdowns can be challenging and yet, exhilarating for the students and staff. The Tipton HS (IN) band along with Band Director Matthew Skiba, departed on a three-day, two-night excursion to St. Louis, the Arch and the sights and sounds found at Union Station. “When I was young, my parents always ensured we traveled whenever possible to try new things, learn about history and see the world. I...

Trip to BOA Grand Nationals Brings Vandegrift Championship

It’s no secret that planning a marching band show takes months of meetings, research and constant reworking of ideas. Putting together a design team to create the product and getting that product on the field is another enormous undertaking. Making the programming come to life with 300 plus students and a small army of parents and supporters raises the stakes to the highest in the pageantry arts. The team at Vandegrift High School in Texas found a way to...

State Fair Band Day Students Miss More Than Funnel Cakes and Shake-Ups

The Indiana State Fair has a long tradition of serving up the most artery-clogging foods, amazing 4-H representatives, seemingly death-defying carnival attractions and above all, some of the finest marching bands in the Hoosierland on Band Day. Last week, the Indiana State Fair Board announced the cancellation of the annual event causing the cancellation of Band Day due to Covid-19 concerns. Since 1947, Band Day has taken place every year. "The impact will certainly be felt for a long time....

Shorter Season Calls for Celebrations During Mini Trips

Please Note: The Contest of Champions has been canceled for 2020. The Contest of Champions should return in 2021. Shortened training periods and potentially limited performance opportunities have band directors far and wide searching for alternatives to larger trips with their marching groups. Many groups look for educational adventures within competitive landscapes with an end-of-season celebration wrapped into one package. Larger, regional drawing contests can serve that very purpose. Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) has been hosting the granddaddy of...

Zionsville Choirs Light Up Nashville Heart of America Stage

The Zionsville High School (IN) choirs loaded charter buses and headed south to Nashville, TN, for the Heart of America Championship. Not only would they find great success competitively, but they also enjoyed many sights and educational adventures on their trip. Enjoy this iconic Nashville choir trip with Zionsville. Under the direction of Deana Broge and Sam Chenoweth, both Royalaires and Choralaires had prepared since summer for local contests and a weekend on a national stage. They typically travel to...

Sing. Dance. Sparkle! Music Travel Consultants Purchases Heart of America

You already know Music Travel Consultants loves musical performing groups. They have always been Music Travel Consultants' focus and drive us to be the best in the industry. Recently, Music Travel Consultants was presented with an opportunity to get even more involved with choral music. Just after the clock struck midnight on a brand-new decade, Music Travel Consultants entered into a partnership with Heart of America, a prestigious, competitive choir event organizer founded in 2015. The 2021 calendar is set and...