Unpacked

A Blog for Performing Arts Educators

    by Erin Grigson on 12 August 2019

    Everything You Need To Know About Flying With A Student Group

    We've been there. We know what it's like to get a group of 300 through airport security, to the terminal WITH IDs and boarding passes in hand....

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    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 10 June 2019

    6 Questions To Ask Your Travel Provider

    Finding a trip at an affordable price point for you and your students sometimes means requesting multiple trip proposals and spending time...

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    Educational Travel, Overnight Travel, Student Travel

    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 Erin M. Grigson on 2 April 2019

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

    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...

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    Overnight Travel, Student Travel

    by Rachel Horvitz on 26 February 2019

    The Midwest Clinic: Music Education as Cultural Value

    Hear from our contributor Rachel Horvitz, Hill Country Middle School Orchestra Director and Midwest Clinic veteran, about what its like to be a...

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    Overnight Travel, Student Travel

    by Jon Locke on 5 November 2018

    Ethical Practices or Just Profit?

    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...

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