Unpacked

A Blog for Performing Arts Educators

    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 Stephanie Fox on 5 September 2018

    Betcha Didn't Know: 11 Fun Facts about Colorado Springs

    Adventure. History. Majestic views. Colorado Springs has it all, making it an amazing destination for traveling student groups. But it's more than...
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    Travel Benefits, Destinations, Student Group Travel, Affordable 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

    by Allison Graham on 11 May 2018

    Hawaii: The Ohana Experience

    For 15 years I've personally escorted thousands of students and their group leaders to Waikiki on the island of Oahu in my role with Director’s...

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    Travel Planning, Destinations