Unpacked

A Blog for Performing Arts Educators

    by Jon Locke on 5 November 2018

    Ethical Practices or Just Profit?

    When Director’s Choice was founded in 1996, I was still an active music educator in the classroom at a high school in West Texas. My focus was on...

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    Trip Safety, Safe Itinerary, ethics, Travel Finances, Overnight Travel, Student Travel

    by Stephanie Fox on 16 October 2018

    It's Scientifically Proven that Student Travel Matters

    Student travel is transformational, and we can prove it. A recent study by the Student Youth Travel Association (SYTA)  gathered quantitative data...

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    SYTA Accredidation, Performance Travel, Student Group Travel, Educational Travel, Overnight Travel

    by Paul Davis on 4 October 2018

    Navigating the rose parade and avoiding the thorns

    It's a celebration more than a century old – a festival of flowers, music and sports unequaled anywhere else in the world. It's America's New Year...

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    Performance Options, Overnight Travel, Student Travel, Parades

    by Marcie Truby on 19 September 2018

    Destination Leadership - Where Students Discover Their Best Selves

    This past July at Texas Bandmasters Association in San Antonio, I caught up with former music educator turned leadership guru, Jeremy Spicer....

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    Student Group Travel, Destination Leadership, Educational Travel

    by Stephanie Fox on 5 September 2018

    Betcha Didn't Know: 11 Fun Facts about Colorado Springs

    Adventure. History. Majestic views. Colorado Springs has it all, making it an amazing destination for traveling student groups. But it's more than...
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    Travel Benefits, Destinations, Student Group Travel, Affordable Travel

    by Travis McCullough on 24 August 2018

    Be a Teacher, Not a Bill Collector with Director's Choice Individual Billing

    “We’re going on a trip!”  Congratulations! You recognize the benefits of traveling with your group, and you’ve taken the time to wade through...

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    Student Money Collection, Travel Finances, Individual Billing, Online Payment

    by Stephanie Fox on 17 August 2018

    Seeking Industry Ambassadors: Do we have what it takes to inspire you?

    These days who doesn't read all the online reviews of a product before they buy? We place a lot of trust in other buyers, listening to their...

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    by Alan Hanna on 14 August 2018

    Director's Choice and Epic Waters are Making Waves

    Make a splash with your band, choir or orchestra program this spring at the newest Music Across Texas festival event at the Epic Waters Indoor...

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    Music Festivals, festival performance, Music Across Texas, Epic Waters