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 Celebration, a greeting to the world on the first day of the year, and a salute to the community spirit and love of pageantry that have thrived in Pasadena for more than 100 years.
This past July at Texas Bandmasters Association in San Antonio, I caught up with former music educator turned leadership guru, Jeremy Spicer. Jeremy is the owner of SASI – The Leadership People, LLC., a student leadership consulting firm focusing on the empowerment of young leaders. Director's Choice and SASI have recently teamed up to offer Destination Leadership, an exclusive customized leadership training seminar designed for your students as part of your travel itinerary.
Below is an edited excerpt of my conversation with Jeremy from the TBA exhibit floor. Check it out and learn how SASI’s leadership philosophy and workshops can be a great compliment to your overnight itinerary for your band, choir, orchestra or dance group.
“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 options to create the itinerary that meets all the needs of your program. Mission accomplished, right? Not so fast…. Now that your trip is planned and approved, it’s time to collect money from every single person traveling, making sure your payments are met on time. This is not only a daunting project, but it’s also time-consuming and potentially risky.
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 experiences as we make our own purchasing decisions. What is it that inspires someone to share their buying experiences? Not only do prospective buyers want to know what you think, so does the company you buy from.
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 Waterpark in Grand Prairie, Texas. This exclusive festival opportunity is only available with Director’s Choice. Our festival at Epic Waters offers both a state of the art indoor performance venue and a variety of slides and rides to enjoy no matter the outside weather.
Motorcoach driver Rickey Bessent and New Mexico Texas
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. Unlike traveling with your family, moving 75 to 100 kids and making sure they have food and a place to sleep in an unfamiliar city can be a challenge.As early as 18 months before departure you should start thinking about your trip to ensure a safe and fun travel plan with plenty of student and parent participation.