Tag - Travel

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...
Miami Music Festival Trips

The Miami Music Festival

Performance opportunities are abundant in Miami. But there is one performance opportunity that is second to none: The prestigious Miami Music Festival. Providing affordable, world-class musical instruction and ground-breaking performance experiences to young artists and to the South Florida region is the marvelous Miami Music Festival's mission! Since its 2014 inception, Miami Music Festival has been proud to establish Miami as a premier destination for elite young classical musicians to train and perform. While the next generation of classical artists...

The in’s and out’s of group air travel

Often group travel planners automatically default to taking a road trip in a caravan of buses, figuring that solution is their only option. However, flying has become more budget-friendly than ever. With smart advance planning, the in's and out's of group air travel offer valuable, important benefits. So, let’s take a quick look at the pros and cons of group air travel, to bring clarity to the process and to find the very best way to travel on your...

College of the Ozarks Chapel Choir on a Choir Trip to Alaska

An Alaska Choir Trip:  Stunning mountains, crisp, clean air, captivating northern lights, blue glaciers, and crystal clear lakes are calling your name. It's time to answer the call. The College of the Ozarks Chapel Choir certainly did, singing all the way!  Follow this talented group on its performance tour of the 49th State! Twice the size of Texas and covering a landmass equal to the combined area of the 22 smallest U.S. states, Alaska has much to explore and experience....
Harrogate International Youth Festival, United Kingdom

Harrogate International Youth Festival

The Harrogate International Youth Festival (HIYF) is a unique music and performing arts event that offers richly rewarding opportunities to meet and perform with other ensembles from around the world. Held primarily in Harrogate, England, many groups visit after the festival to explore more of the United Kingdom and mainland Europe. The first HIYF festival took place in 1973.  It began as a collaboration of the Harrogate Council and the local Chapter of World Friends International, established to encourage young...
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...
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...

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

A St. Patrick's Day Parade Band Trip is an iconic opportunity for a 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 St. Patrick's Day Parade band trips 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,...