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FIVE TIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL GROUP TRAVEL

Posted by Erin M. Grigson on May 14, 2019 12:56:38 PM

From daydreaming about your destination to relentless researching restaurants to crafting your ideal itinerary, there’s nothing like the anticipation of a trip. But while you may be a well seasoned traveler yourself, traveling with a large group of students requires a few extra pre-departure preparations. Whether you’re dancing your way to Disney or living large in the Lone Star State, here are a few things to consider during the planning process.

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Topics: Student Group Travel, Overnight Travel, Student Travel

Snap it, Map it and remember your trip with the New Group travel video app

Posted by Erin M. Grigson on Apr 2, 2019 8:47:15 AM

Student group travel is all about creating and preserving once-in-a-lifetime experiences, and there’s no way better way to do that than utilizing the Group Travel Video app available as an add on to any Director’s Choice Trip. Whether you’re looking to capture memories or to virtually tag along with a traveling group, here are just a few reasons to consider adding the Group Travel Video Program as an enhancement to your trip.

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Topics: Overnight Travel, Student Travel

The Midwest Clinic: Music Education as Cultural Value

Posted by Rachel Horvitz on Feb 26, 2019 1:40:12 PM

Hear from our contributor Rachel Horvitz, Hill Country Middle School Orchestra Director and Midwest Clinic veteran, about what its like to be a contributing part of The Midwest Clinic's incredible history. 

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Topics: Overnight Travel, Student Travel

Ethical Practices or Just Profit?

Posted by Jon Locke on Nov 5, 2018 10:34:30 AM

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 helping my students individually, as ensembles, and making the overall program better from one day to the next. I believed numerous performance opportunities and traveling as a group was vital to the overall advancement of the entire program. With our world getting increasingly smaller with technology and a voracious appetite for experiences out of their communities, students and families today demand to travel, learn, and perform abroad.

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

Navigating the rose parade and avoiding the thorns

Posted by Paul Davis on Oct 4, 2018 12:42:10 PM

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.

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Topics: Performance Options, Overnight Travel, Student Travel, Parades

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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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