Chelsy Merrill

Chelsy Merrill is a walking toolkit for music educators. Her background as a Marine Musician, High School and Middle School Band Director, and Assistant Principal gives her keen insight for travel planning directors. Based in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex, Chelsy spends her days in band halls and classrooms educating and advising group leaders with their travel planning processes. When she’s not at a band rehearsal or parent meeting, Chelsy (aka LaLa) takes her granddaughter to swimming lessons.

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The One Fun Meeting of the Year

Posted by Chelsy Merrill on Sep 26, 2017 10:25:00 AM

Thinking of traveling with your group this spring? We all know preparations and approvals to go anywhere with students can feel cumbersome and even a bit discouraging. Take heart! You are not alone in navigating the sometimes treacherous waters of travel approvals and buy in.

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Topics: Travel Planning, Parents, Meetings

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A Blog for Performing Arts Educators

Director's Choice is passionate about furthering your classroom. We're not satisfied just being your go-to travel experts. Many of us have been in your shoes and know how much goes on in a classroom. That's why we've created Unpacked, a blog of curated content to help you reach students, plan effectively and create memorable performance experiences.

Unpacked brings you authors and guest bloggers from all over. Directors, travel experts, industry insiders, you name it! New blogs are out every other week with content and advice to help you and your students.

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