MTC Tour Director

Training Day for Music Travel Consultant Tour Directors

Music Travel’s Tour Directors use their education, commitment to the task and experience to ensure a successful trip for the group and its leaders. Rest assured, if the unpredictable happens, your MTC Tour Director will don his/her Superhero outfit and find the best solution!
Because MTC's people are its greatest asset, MTC is constantly training their staff in best practices, new procedures and teamwork. As the collective “faces” of MTC, special attention is paid each year to update, re-familiarize [...]

Eating Right for the Best Musical Performance

Eating Right for the Best Musical Performance

Performing is an athletic activity. And not everyone works the same. You might here one person say, "No way can I eat before a concert!” Another might say “I eat a LOT early in the day.” Taking a line from the previous blog, Music Travel Consultants' own, Andrew Moran, says that as musicians, we all know that to present our music best, we have to be in peak mental health. Music, in turn, reinforces our mental health. But, being [...]

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 [...]

Top 10 U.S. Destinations for Student Music Performances

As a Music Director, choosing the right destination doesn't have to be done alone.
With a world full of fascinating music performance destinations, choosing the perfect spot for your students can present quite a challenge. That’s why Music Travel Consultants orchestrated a list of 10 of our most successful and most frequently visited destinations. We hope these recommendations can help you craft your ultimate music performance trip:
New York City

Performance Venues
The “Big Apple” moniker for New York City was coined by [...]

Avoiding Travel Germs on Planes

Avoiding Travel Germs on Planes

You are a Music Director and you have spent night and day getting prepared for your big performance trip. For all the endless hours of rehearsing, fund raisers, coordinating, delegating, etc., the last thing you want to hear is that you just lost 10% of your performers to the flu. Getting sick on the road or in the sky before a performance is just the worst. And it can happen to anyone. Here are some quick tips about how [...]

Orchestra trips with Music Travel Consultants

Orchestra trips with Music Travel Consultants can be a rewarding and educational experience. Music Travel Consultants offers a plethora of orchestra trip performance opportunities. No matter if you are performing at Disney, Mozarteum Concert Hall in Salzburg in Austria, Florence International Music Festival in Florence in Italy, or Carnegie Hall in New York, orchestra trips with Music Travel Consultants are second to none. It has been proven with years of commitment and the many successful student music orchestra tours [...]

Franklin Central Concert Choir trip to Germany and Austria

Choir Trips with Music Travel Consultants

Choir trips with Music Travel Consultants can be a rewarding and educational experience. Music Travel Consultants offers a plethora of choir trip performance opportunities. No matter if you are performing at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, Disney, Carnegie Hall in New York, or at Washington National Cathedral in Washington, DC, choir trips with Music Travel Consultants are second to none. It has been proven with years of commitment and the many successful student music choir tours that have changed [...]

The Franklin Community Blue Regiment Marching Band performing in the Festival of Fantasy Parade at Walt Disney World.

Marching Band Tours with Music Travel Consultants

Marching band tours can be a rewarding and educational experience for students. And marching band tours with Music Travel Consultants are second to none. It has been proven with years of commitment and the many successful student music group tours that have changed lives. At Music Travel Consultants, each program is custom-designed to meet the group's wishes, and, best of all, there are no hidden costs. Since 1987, led by accomplished scholastic music directors and musicians, Music Travel Consultants [...]

The Franklin Community Blue Regiment Marching Band performing in the Festival of Fantasy Parade at Walt Disney World.

Band Student Trips

With the world full of fascinating music performance destinations, ideas for band student trips are everywhere but sometimes overwhelming. Choosing the right destination for your band student trips can present quite a challenge. That’s why Music Travel Consultants orchestrated a list of ideas for band student trips that are our most successful and most frequently visited destinations. We hope these recommendations can help you in selecting your ultimate band student trips:
New York City

Performance Venues
The “Big Apple” moniker for New [...]

Marching Band Travel to Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with Music Travel Consultants

Band Travel to Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is tied as the second-oldest parade in the United States. This parade is a tradition that many witness in person and many more embrace at their homes with loved ones at the start of the holiday season. Having your Marching Band march through The Big Apple during the New York’s world-famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is a major accomplishment for any Band Director and his/her band. Band directors need to apply years in advance [...]