What Does Music Travel Consultants Do?

What Does Music Travel Consultants Do?

If you are not familiar with Music Travel Consultants and what they can do for you, check out this 2 minute intro: When a student experiences new locations, new cultures and new people, with music being the main focus, the revelations and the eye-opening impact that develop are priceless.  Students remember these sort of educational trips for the rest of their lives.  As an educator, this is the rewarding part of what we do. The classroom is a great place [...]
Music Travel Consultants Fund Raising

Fundraising

Time for some heavy lifting Before your trip becomes a reality, some homework has to be done. Don't worry, Music Travel Consultants is here to help. For music boosters and extra-curricular support groups, fundraising is essential to providing and maintaining educational opportunities and travel for students. Drastic cuts in school budgets have forced everyone (even athletic teams) to depend more and more on alternative sources for funding. Here are some proven fundraising activities. We hope one or more work for your [...]
Music Travel Consultants: New York City and Philadelphia

Feature Destination: New York City and Philadelphia

Usually Music Travel Consultants does a Feature Presentation on just one city, but with the success of this popular combination trip, we are showcasing this Feature Destination: New York City and Philadelphia. Philadelphia’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is the oldest in the country! Bands march before thousands of parade-goers, finishing at the famous steps in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. From cheese-steak to art to historic sites, Philadelphia makes you wish you could stay longer. Next, drive to New York [...]
Music Travel Consultant's Jef Furr
Music Travel Consultant's Jef Furr

Who IS that Band Director in the movie, Hoosiers?

Wayyyyy back in 1986, Hoosiers captured audiences nation-wide with its messages about team spirit, heart and second chances. Gene Hackman starred in Anthony Pizzo’s cinematic treasure, but can you guess which MTC leading man nailed the role of the Hoosiers Band Director? The handsome, debonair, pitch-perfect Hoosiers band director was none other than Music Travel’s Executive Vice President, Jef Furr! Starting out as a trombone player at Noblesville (IN) Middle School, Jef honed his talents and graduated from Ball State [...]
Music Travel Consultants with Andrew Moran

Fitness in Marching Band: 100 Pounds Lighter

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 at the top of our musical game is also facilitated (or hindered) by our physical health. Here’s my story… Following my student teaching placement at Avon High School in Avon, IN, I remember hopping on the scales at my doctor’s office, and as the nurse slid the weight past 235…240…245…250 lbs., I [...]
Music Travel Consultants Feature Destination: New York City
Music Travel Consultants Feature Destination: New York City
Music Travel Consultants Feature Destination: New York City

Feature Destination: New York City

New York City is one of the world’s greatest destinations. Here’s a look at the Big Apple, featuring our friends from Edwardsburg High School. As you can see in the photos below, the highlight for these Michiganders was their concert at Trump Tower in the heart of Manhattan. With New York City orchestra trips, You have to be at your best to impress New Yorkers, and the Edwardsburg students certainly did with a wonderful noon-time performance, their first ever [...]
Your First Band Trip

Planning your first marching band trip

Congratulations! If you are reading this, you are not only a Music Director, you are a Music Director with passion and are ready to show your students new life-changing educational experiences and take your student's performance to the next level with your first marching band trip! Planning a music performance trip for the first time can seem overwhelming and stressful. But planned out over time, it can be something magical and positively impact students and others for the rest of [...]
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 [...]