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.
“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.