The Windy City offers shopping, shows and student-friendly museums. As a multicultural city that thrives on the harmony and diversity of its neighborhoods, Chicago embodies the values of America's integrity, hard work and community and reflects the ideals in the social fabric of its 77 distinct neighborhoods. No matter the type of performance group you have, Chicago has a magnificent opportunity that will meet your educational and performance objectives.
Chicago Performance Opportunities
The Music Travel app is offered to our music performance groups as they travel.
Directors, staff, chaperones and students use the information-packed, versatile app before and during their trip - all free of charge.
Powerful Director Tools
Interactive Checklists, Pop Up Communications, Emergency Notifications.
Tools for all travelers
Live Itineraries, Group Messaging, Photo Gallery.
Everything you need for your next performance trip.
The Music Travel app is available for iPhone and Android.
Macy’s Parade – From the Inside Looking Out
The tradition runs deep. From when I was a young child to now, a grandfather, Thanksgiving Day has included family, Mamma Stamper’s... learn more
Mental Health Benefits of Music Performance
The simple act of making music has been shown to be helpful to our minds, bodies, and our mental health. learn more
Rose Parade Journey Leaves Lasting Impression
March along on the journey of MTC Trip Journalist Traye Geissler and his adventures during a week in Southern California... learn more
So You Think It’s Time for a Social Media Intern
Keeping pace with the ever-changing, always posting lives of your program. Your performance group’s social media presence is essential for promoting your program. learn more
Your next performance is just a few clicks away.
Use our popular destination guide to research the many U.S. options. learn more
Musicians Abroad Presented by MTC
MTC is excited to provide the travel and planning services for Musicians Abroad. The inaugural European tour will be for the state of Indiana in June of 2023. learn more
Have you heard of Educational Destinations?
ED offers educational opportunities in STEM, History, Art, Language Immersion, Theatre and much more. learn more
Introducing the MTC Trip Journalist
Help promote your adventure to future members, your classmates and your supporters through video, still photos and posts while documenting, for history, your group’s travels... learn more
Napoleon High School Band New Orleans Trip
Check out a video from the Napoleon HS Band as they experienced NOLA with performances, Preservation Hall Jazz Concert, Harbor Jazz Cruise, and much more... learn more
A Trip to BOA Grand Nationals Brings Vandegrift Championship
First Time Attendee Brings Home Championship to Texas School, Community. learn more
Changes to Travel Protocols Put Health Safety in Spotlight
In a world full of Covid-19 concerns with many unknowns, long-time MTC Senior Travel Designer documents the new normal for group travel. learn more
Your Guide to Universal Orlando™ Performance Opportunities
Universal Orlando™ offers a variety of performance options that places your group in the heart of non-stop excitement. learn more
Zionsville Choirs Light Up Nashville Heart of America Stage
Not only would they find great success competitively, but they also enjoyed many sights and educational adventures... learn more
Winter Season Starts Today
With the winter season cut short, it’s time to get back to the drawing board and make decisions for next... learn more
Student Leaders Keep the Band Together
Learning from home, communicating with one another, and keeping the spirit of the band together has been a challenge... learn more
Shorter Season Calls for Celebrations During Mini Trips
Shortened training periods and potentially limited performance opportunities have band directors far and wide searching... learn more
Sing. Dance. Sparkle! Your Challenge Awaits at Heart of America
Be a part of the hottest new performance opportunities for your show choirs &/or concert choirs. learn more
View Popular USA Student Performance Venues
Searching for popular USA student performance venues? If you’ve been seeking, but not finding, take a look at this short list. learn more
Chaperoning School Performance Trips
As a chaperone, you must always focus on what’s best for the group, even if your student is on the trip. learn more
MTC & WGI Ink Partnership
Music Travel Consultants is so excited to be the new preferred travel partner of WGI! learn more
Popular International Performance Destinations
Are your students ready for an international performance opportunity? Here are our most popular international destinations. learn more
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Band Tours
Is your marching band ready to perform in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade? learn more
Ideas for High School Choir Trips
Is your choir ready to take its performance to the next level? But you can’t decide on a venue or destination? learn more
Ready to perform at the Indianapolis 500 Festival Parade and Race?
Over 60 years, the IPL 500 Festival Parade has grown to be one of the signature events held in the United States. learn more
Performance Travel with Special Needs or Dietary Restrictions
When a group is focused on its performance, it is easy to overlook issues with accessibility. learn more
Travel with The Ohio State School for the Blind
The only blind marching band in the world travels to Chicago with MTC learn more
The Bands of America Grand National Championships Experience
Music Travel Consultants and the Ronald Reagan Marching Band have partnered to make an educational video on what a BOA Grand Nationals trip entails... learn more
Choosing the right student music group travel company
When a student gets to experience to new locations, new cultures and new people with music being the focus, the revelations and the eye-opening impact that develop are priceless... learn more
Popular Student Marching Bands Parades
Music Travel Consultants has orchestrated a list of “Popular Student Marching Bands Parades” to help Band Directors choose the right parade for their group… learn more
The Bands of America Honor Band’s Tournament of Roses Parade® Performance
ollow Bands of America Honor Band with Music Travel Consultants to the Tournament of Roses Parade learn more
Travel to Bands of America with Music Travel Consultants
Contact MTC today for Music for All’s BOA Grand Nationals Rehearsal Space, Home Room, Saturday Pre-Finals Dinner and Additional Group Meals… learn more