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Jazz Performance Trips

United States Jazz Trips

Want to plan a jazz-centered trip for your students, but don’t know where to start?  Here's a list of some of the top United States jazz trips to venues and stages that could feature your next big performance! But, maybe you just want your kids to simply sit back and take in the sounds of great jazz musicians.  Either way, in no particular order, here are Music Travel's top 5 United States jazz trips. Chicago, IL Let the windy city pull...
Tips with Flying Incident-Free with Your Performance Group.

Tips for Flying Incident-Free with Your Performance Group

You’ve been looking forward to your ensemble’s upcoming trip for months, but as the day approaches your anxiety levels are rising, as you think about successfully and safely moving 150+ kids through the airport. From packing, to checking-in the group, to navigating security, even to boarding and deplaning, we’ve got you covered with savvy tips to get you from point A, to point B, smoothly. Plus remember, when traveling with MTC you will always have one (or more) Tour...
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,...
Music Travel Consultants Welcomes Greg Moore as Senior Travel Designer.

Music Travel Consultants Welcomes Greg Moore as Senior Travel Designer

The Prodigal Son Returns…to Music Travel Consultants (MTC)! After fifteen years working for several student travel companies throughout the country, the prodigal son, Greg Moore, has returned to the company that was instrumental in forming his career in student performance group travel.  A 33-year veteran of the student and youth travel industry, he has worked alongside some of the best and brightest travel minds in North America. His return to Music Travel Consultants brings his career full circle! The Moore Family, avid...
The Avon High School Orchestra from Indiana performs for a packed house in Rome at the Oratory of San Francesco Saverio del Caravita.

Featured Destination: Avon Orchestra’s Trip to Italy & Austria

Avon Orchestra's trip to Italy and Austria:  Three once-in-a-lifetime performances in Rome, Florence and Salzburg, plus fun in Siena! Part of the Avon Community School Corporation, in Avon, Indiana, the Avon High School Symphony Orchestra was created in 2007. It has grown rapidly since then, to four full orchestras filled with over 700 students from grades 6 through 12.  Under the guiding baton of its Director, the multi-talented Dean Westman, the Avon Orchestras have consistently earned Gold Medals at Indiana State...
William Henry Harrison High School Choir performing at Disney Springs

Popular USA Student Performance Venues

Searching for popular USA student performance venues? In which your group can play, or attend a clinic to improve its music?  There are literally hundreds around our country, to say nothing (in this article) of the opportunities available worldwide.  Often, we find music directors are shocked to learn their ensembles can perform at some of these cool places. If you've been seeking, but not finding, take a look at this short list: Lake Buena Vista, Florida • Walt Disney World Disney...
Eating healthy on the road

Eating Healthy on the Road

If you learn to make healthy choices when they are not simple or obvious, then making sound decisions will be much easier when healthy choices are abundant and convenient. As the old adage says, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” So rather than outlining a handful of “eat this, no, that” choices, here are some tips on how to “fish” for that...
Disney's Candlelight Processional

Perform in Disney’s Candlelight Processional

Spreading holiday cheer as honorary cast members in Disney's Candlelight Processional is a wonderful gift for your choir during the holiday season. Your choir will never forget this magical program that takes place at Epcot© annually. The candlelight processional performance retells the Christmas story with the Voices of Liberty, Disney cast members trying out to be part of the Christmas Tree (in the middle of the choir) and high school, college and adult choirs from around the country, all...