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Daviess County Band of Pride Takes on Disney

Despite a rainy start, the Daviess County HS (KY) Band of Pride set out on their journey to Walt Disney World. Join MTC Trip Journalist Nolan Fleming on his exciting days with the Daviess County Band of Pride. April 25, 2022: On a rainy, muddy Monday morning, many DCHS Band of Pride Members, including myself, rolled themselves out of bed after a long, hard weekend at Winter Guard International (WGI) finals. All of us that participated may have found ourselves exhausted,...

Pride of South Band Marches at Disney

After two years of postponement, the Terre Haute South HS (IN) Pride of South Band Disney trip was finally a go. Ride along with MTC Trip Journalist Trinity Miranda on her unforgettable trip to Orlando with the Pride of South Band. The 15-hour bus ride to Florida was a rough start for our trip, containing children vomiting, students vomiting and a baby wailing. That being said, the adorable baby was also one of the highlights of the bus rides. Day 1 -...

Granite City Band Makes Memories in Orlando

After several destination changes, finally getting the Granite City Band on the road with Orlando on the horizon made for an exciting yet long anticipated departure. Read along as MTC Trip Journalist Catelynn Liniger recaps her journey with the Granite City Band to the happiest place on Earth. We had been looking forward to this trip for months! After our NYC and Chicago trips were canceled due to the pandemic, the Granite City HS (IL) Marching Warriors were very excited to...

Rose Parade Performance Trip Leaves Lasting Impression

The cancellation of the Tournament of Roses Parade in 2021, left many students waiting to experience a once in a lifetime moment. March along on the journey of MTC Trip Journalist Traye Geissler and his adventures during a week in Southern California with the Bands of America Honor Band on a Rose Parade Performance Trip. A BOA Rose Parade Journal Day 1 (December 26) – The Journey Begins Today was the first day of my foray into the unknown. Like a kid on...

Macy’s Parade – From the Inside Looking Out

The tradition runs deep. From when I was a young child to now, a grandfather, Thanksgiving Day has included family, Mamma Stamper's Applesauce Cake, entirely too much food and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Whether watching the event on TV, standing in the rain as my children marched by back in 2007 or capturing the event live last November, the hype and shear magnitude of this annual monstrosity is not for the squeamish. Organizations attending a performance event over a national...

Berry Band Enjoys Workshop at Universal Studios

The Logansport HS (IN) Berry Band made a 4-day trip to Orlando to visit parks and participate in the STARS Program Workshop. Read below as MTC Trip Journalist Emily Gellinger takes us through the Berry Band's adventures. The band plays arcade games at the HUB after breakfast. The Hub allows students to change clothes and have a meal after the bus ride to Florida. The day slowly crept by on Friday, all the travelers anticipating the end of the day and the...

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 on...

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 of...
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 was...