Macy's Thanskgiving Day Parade Band Travel

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Band Tours

Marching through The Big Apple in New York City’s world-famous Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is a major accomplishment for any Band Director and his/her band.  Learn why Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Band Tours with Music Travel Consultants are second to none! At the top of the list of New York’s attractions is the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade is the famous department store's annual gift to children everywhere! Held in Manhattan, on Thanksgiving morning, this is one of America’s [...]
Choir trips with Music Travel Consultants

School Choir Trip Ideas

Is your choir ready to take its performance to the next level? But you can't decide on a venue or destination? Worry not! Music Travel Consultants' list of popular school choir trip ideas is here to help. The range of choir destinations is vast, from St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome to Carnegie Hall in New York. These two and others have proven themselves over years, hosting many successful student choir tours. Each choir trip MTC puts together is custom-designed [...]
Paul Labbe with a couple of the Dayton Flyers men's basketball players (left), and Paul with the JDRF Southwest Ohio bike team which raises funds for T1D (right).

Meet MTC Tour Director Paul Labbe

Meet MTC Tour Director Paul Labbe, committed to making each trip he leads an excellent experience! Music Travel’s professional Tour Directors use their commitment and experience to ensure the music director’s and the group’s trip are successful.  MTC Tour Director Paul Labbe has proven that he has what it takes to make a trip successful. With his warm personality, resourcefulness, and attention to detail, humble Paul won't admit he's one of the best MTC Tour Directors...so we'll just brag on him! "I’ve [...]
Indianapolis 500 Festival Parade and Race Marching Band Trips

Indianapolis 500 Festival Parade and Race Marching Band Trips

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 [...]
Bowl Games for Your Student Performance Group

Bowl Games for Your Student Performance Group

Attending a collegiate Bowl Game is great fun, but performing at a Bowl Game is an achievement reserved only for a select few. Bowl games for your student performance group require careful planning. Some parades and half-time shows require audition tapes, application materials, and confirmations up to 2 years in advance. Let Music Travel Consultants walk you through the choices! Allstate Sugar Bowl Imagine your band performing in New Orleans' Mercedes Benz Super Dome for 75,000 plus fans! In addition to [...]
The Dedicated Band Parents

The Dedicated Band Parent

At your next student performance, look around for the dedicated band parents. You'll find the dedicated band parents, hustling and helping out before and after the show. They're down in the trenches: working five to six nights a week on props, prepping the semi for a long-haul event, pushing hard at a fund-raiser to make sure all the performers can afford to go on that trip of a lifetime. You'll easily find them--the Dedicated Band/Orchestra/Debate/Choir/Theatre/Winter Guard/Athletic Team/Percussion Parents--noticeable, efficient [...]
What is your instrument's name?

What is your instrument’s name?

Have you ever been asked, "What is your instrument's name?" You might have had a fellow director or student refer to his/her trumpet as a squeaky cheek exploder or a tuba as an elephant burp gun. Then there are instruments with questionable names like Didgeridoo or Sackbut. Some musicians refer to their instrument as he or she. After meeting 1000's of musicians, we learned quite a few people name their instrument. Sometimes they are hilarious. Sometimes they are sentimental [...]
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 [...]
The Pendleton Heights Choir

Featured Destination: Pendleton Heights Choir Trip to France

In the heart of France, majestic Paris exudes beauty and vitality!  As a center for art, fashion, and culture, its 19th-century cityscape features the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame Cathedral, world-class museums (The Louvre, The Centre Pompidou, Musée d'Orsay  l'Orangerie, Musee Rodin), trendy boutiques and cafes along the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré and more!  Paris is energized by music, including opera, symphonic, musical theater, jazz, shake and historical Bal-musette. Venues include the Paris Opera, the Orchestre de Paris, and the Paris Conservatory, the [...]
Performance Travel with Special Needs

Performance Travel with Special Needs or Dietary Restrictions

If you, or a loved one, have a special need or dietary restriction and will be traveling with a marching band, choir, or orchestra, Music Travel Consultants has you covered. When a group is focused on its performance, it is easy to overlook issues with accessibility, facilities, and other factors to consider to ensure all members of the group are able to participate and enjoy the trip to the fullest extent. Performance travel with special needs members requires extra [...]