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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. Jeremy...

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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 endless...

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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

by Stephanie Fox on 18 July 2018

Motor coach Driver of the Year 2018 Announced

Motorcoach driver Rickey Bessent and New Mexico Texas Coaches out of Lubbock, TX, were awarded for going above and beyond to enhance the travel...

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motor coach safety, Travel Advocacy, Student Group Travel, driver of the year