Unpacked

A Blog for Performing Arts Educators

    by Erin Grigson on 1 October 2019

    Four Reasons To Add A Tour Director To Your Trip

    You have finally decided to take the BIG trip. You’ve done the planning, the meal selection, chosen your activities, now all that is left to do is...

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    Performance Travel, Student Group Travel, Educational Travel, Overnight Travel, Student Travel

    by Erin Grigson on 7 August 2019

    Top Four Reasons to Book A Festival Performance For Your Students

    We already know that student travel is transformational. It increases cultural awareness, positively impacts personal development, education and...

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    Music Festivals, Student Group Travel, festival performance, Student Travel, Music Education

    by Erin M. Grigson on 28 May 2019

    Attending a Director's Choice Festival: What Music Educators are saying

    The trips have been taken, the performances are complete, the awards have been given and another fantastic festival and travel season is in the...

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    Student Group Travel, Music Across Texas, Overnight Travel, Student Travel

    by Erin M. Grigson on 14 May 2019

    FIVE TIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL GROUP TRAVEL

    From daydreaming about your destination to relentless researching restaurants to crafting your ideal itinerary, there’s nothing like the...

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    Student Group Travel, Overnight Travel, Student Travel

    by MUSIC & ARTS on 16 January 2019

    Preparing Your Band for a Parade

    What do New Year’s Day and Thanksgiving have in common? Parades! While millions of people across the country tune in to the Rose Parade and...

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    Marching Band, Performance Travel, Student Group Travel, Parades

    by Stephanie Fox on 16 October 2018

    It's Scientifically Proven that Student Travel Matters

    Student travel is transformational, and we can prove it. A recent study by the Student Youth Travel Association (SYTA)  gathered quantitative data...

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    SYTA Accredidation, Performance Travel, Student Group Travel, Educational Travel, Overnight Travel

    by Marcie Truby on 19 September 2018

    Destination Leadership - Where Students Discover Their Best Selves

    This past July at Texas Bandmasters Association in San Antonio, I caught up with former music educator turned leadership guru, Jeremy Spicer....

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    Student Group Travel, Destination Leadership, Educational Travel

    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