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Music Travel Consultants: Coronavirus Statement

Everyone at Music Travel Consultants has always believed that traveler safety is without fail the most important aspect of our procedures and process. We are closely monitoring the Coronavirus situation and are working with individuals and groups to make the best decision for the travelers on our tours. The situation surrounding the Coronavirus, officially titled COVID-19, continues to develop rapidly. Although there are no travel advisories or restrictions currently in the United States, we understand that organizations, schools, and municipalities...

The Unexpected Bonds of Student Music Group Travel

So your school band/choir/orchestra/theater/dance group has decided to take a trip — how exciting! Maybe you are traveling to New York City, for a performance at Carnegie Hall, or your marching band is headed to Walt Disney World to entertain the crowd in a parade down Main Street, USA. Your directors may have added a clinic or workshop with a respected educator or conductor, at a university or backstage with Disney Performing Arts. Those performances and workshops are, and...
16 Benefits Of Playing An Instrument

16 Benefits Of Playing An Instrument

Choosing to play an instrument is the beginning of a journey. One that is exciting, but often filled with struggle and hard work. It will require you to take in new information and master new skills. Listed below are some of the many benefits of playing an instrument. When you feel yourself getting discouraged, remember to keep these benefits in mind. I hope these encourage you to keep practicing. I promise, playing a musical instrument is worthwhile. In No...
Sue Guindon, Pam Britton, and Nancy Reichmann in Time Square.

Meet Music Travel Consultants Tour Director Pam Britton

If the unpredictable happens on your performance trip, your dedicated Music Travel Consultants Tour Director is at your side to tackle problems and keep the trip on track. Music Travel Consultants Tour Directors like Pam Britton flatten the bumps to make sure that no one misses out on trip features they worked so hard to reach. A true southern girl with a warm smile and loads of charm, Pam Britton loves to travel.  Born in Biloxi, Mississippi into an Air...

Achieving Good Vibrations with Josh Ellis

Josh Ellis has been an educator for 15 years. He has taught all grades, K-12, in various Music, Humanities and Language Arts environments. A requested judge and clinician throughout the Midwest, Mr. Ellis is currently band director at Avon Intermediate School East, a feeder to the storied Avon High School band program in Avon, IN. Josh Ellis's students regularly receive "Gold, with Distinction" ratings at Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) contests, and he was 2013 Teacher of the...
Flying or Failing

Group Flight Check-In Tips with Music Travel Consultants

As charter motor coach prices rise, the travel industry is seeing an uptick in the number of student performance groups that fly. Flying means new challenges.  Airport check-in can sometimes make the first day of a trip absolutely miserable.  With its ever-changing rules and regulations, the flight check-in process can be intimidating.  It seems each airline does something different.  There's all this new security, and TSA is always changing and upgrading. Or, maybe it's your first time flying? Regardless,...
Musicians without Borders

Musicians without Borders

Where war has raged, people need everything to return to life: food, water, shelter, clothing, medicine. But more than anything, people need hope. To reconcile, people need empathy. To heal, people need connection and community. Music creates empathy, builds connection and gives hope. Music crosses ethnic divides and provides neutral space to meet through shared talents and passions. Community music-making is a direct and accessible tool for connecting people and engaging and mobilizing communities. And through the power of...