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by Erin Grigson on 1 October 2019

Four Reasons To Add A Tour Director To Your Trip

You have finally decided to take the BIG trip. You’ve done the planning, the meal selection, chosen your activities, now all that is left to do is...

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Performance Travel, Student Group Travel, Educational Travel, Overnight Travel, Student Travel

by Erin Grigson on 25 September 2019

How To Go Through Airline Check-In With A Group

No matter how early you arrive at the airport or how many flights you’ve taken, going through the mandated check-in and security checkpoints with...

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Performance Travel, Overnight Travel, Student Travel

by Stephanie Fox on 26 February 2019

Experience The Midwest Clinic through a Professional Development Trip

Director's Choice has developed a special continuing education opportunity for up and coming music educators to experience the Midwest Clinic in...

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Travel Planning, Travel Benefits, Destinations, Clinics, Performance Travel, Chicago

by MUSIC & ARTS on 16 January 2019

Preparing Your Band for a Parade

What do New Year’s Day and Thanksgiving have in common? Parades! While millions of people across the country tune in to the Rose Parade and Macy’s...

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Marching Band, Performance Travel, Student Group Travel, Parades

by Madison Locke Chester on 18 December 2018

The Music Festival Experience

It’s Performance Day! Whether you are a first-year teacher, 10-year veteran or a performing student, performance day brings with it a rush of...

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Music Festivals, Performance Travel, Performance Options, festival performance, Music Across Texas

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 Stephanie Fox on 12 June 2018

Insider Tips to Planning the BIG Trip

We polled our most experienced student travel experts and have boiled down the 5 top tips to help you begin planning your group's overnight trip....

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Travel Planning, Trip Safety, Budgets, Destinations, SYTA Accredidation, Marching Band Trip, Performance Travel, Travel Advocacy

by Johanna Feminear on 6 June 2018

Take a Bite Out of the Big Apple: NYC for Students

With so many opportunities for students in New York City, planning a trip to the Big Apple can be daunting. While building an itinerary that keeps...

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Destinations, Marching Band Trip, Performance Travel, New York, Student Group Travel, Affordable Travel, Safe Itinerary