Tag - Travel

One of the many bands performing in the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal.

Savannah’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade!

Is your high school marching band looking for a unique Spring Break trip that provides a rewarding performance experience? How about traveling to Savannah, GA and participating in one of the oldest, largest and most-recognized Saint Patrick's Day parades in the world? Savannah's Saint Patrick's Day Parade marching band trips make for a unique, perfect mix of educational performance and fun. How? Crowds of a half-million spectators each year and Savannah is within a one-hour drive of four major [...]

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 [...]

Members of The Purdue "All-American" Marching Band posing with the World's Largest Drum.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade with the Purdue “All American” Marching Band!

As the one national holiday celebrated in more countries around the world than any other, on St. Patrick's Day, everyone wants to be Irish. And one of the very best tours for a marching band is the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Dublin, Ireland's capital!  Picture it:  Dublin city centre is closed to traffic, 500,000 people line the streets, dressed "Head to Toe" in green. The sun is beaming in the sky. In the distance you can hear 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, [...]

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 [...]

Music Travel Consultants is the Official Travel Partner of WGI.

Music Travel Consultants & WGI Sport of the Arts Ink Partnership

When WGI Sport of the Arts and Music Travel Consultants – where “Travel is an Art” – get together, great things are bound to happen! WGI Director of Operations & Sponsor Relations, Bart Woodley, and Music Travel Consultants cemented a partnership in late June. Music Travel Consultants is super-excited to help further WGI’s mission “to provide a venue for young people to achieve the extraordinary through performance and competition.”

Music Travel Consultants' client, Red Wave Indoor from Fresno, California, giving [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Music Travel Consultants: Preventing Deep Vein Thrombosis

Health Tip: Preventing Deep Vein Thrombosis

Deep vein thrombosis, or deep venous thrombosis, (DVT) is the formation of a blood clot (thrombus) within a deep vein, predominantly in the legs. Non-specific signs may include pain, swelling, redness, warmness, and engorged superficial veins. Pulmonary embolism, a potentially life-threatening complication, is caused by the detachment (embolization) of a clot that travels to the lungs. Together, DVT and pulmonary embolism constitute a single disease process known as venous thromboembolism. Post-thrombotic syndrome, another complication, significantly contributes to the health-care [...]