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Performance travel has been the heart of our business since 1981.

Our founder and owner is a former band director who saw the need for a company that understood the unique challenges of traveling with a student music group. Today, we’re one of the top producers for Broadway, Disney Performing Arts and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (among others), and we’re proud to carry thousands of students to exciting performances and life-changing experiences annually. Our team, still led by the Rogers family, is committed to serving your needs and helping you deliver meaningful moments for your students.

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 Most Popular Destinations

Some places are just perfect for student groups. Here are some of our most popular student-friendly destinations. Don’t see your preferred destination listed? Don’t worry — we can make it happen. Contact us to start personalizing your experience today.

Boston

Known as the unofficial “Capital of New England” for its economic and cultural presence, as well as being Massachusetts’ largest city and capital, Boston is one of the oldest cities in the United States. It is difficult to find a city that surpasses Boston in terms of its rich, historical heritage. Boston was the scene of The Tea Party and the Battle of Bunker Hill among other major events of the American Revolution. Today, Boston is home to a developed theatre district, the Boston Symphony and Pops Orchestras, a myriad of museums, Franklin Park Zoo, and Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park. While in Boston, you won’t want to miss a sampling of their distinct local cuisine of fresh sea foods, salts and dairy products. Before you leave, be sure to catch a ballgame at historic Fenway Park or see the Celtics at TD Garden. It is certainly a destination that will not disappoint.

Performance venues include clinics at area universities, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, John F. Kennedy Library, Kings Chapel, Museum of Science, New England Aquarium, Old North Church, The Shops at the Prudential Center, Wally’s Café and more.

Bowl Games

Prestige is the name of the game when your band performs at a Bowl Game. More than ten Bowls offer halftime or parade performances in destinations across the nation, and Bob Rogers Travel works with them all. Experience the energy and excitement of a nationally televised college football game. March in front of tens of thousands in a professional stadium. Many games include parade performances and an optional competitive element for participating bands. When your group isn’t performing, you’ll have time to explore the top attractions in the area. The choir, orchestra or concert band can join in the fun with their own performance scheduled at an area attraction. With high-energy collegiate sports and exciting local attractions, a Bowl Game is a winning choice for your group.

Bowl opportunities include the Allstate Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA), AutoZone Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN), Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl (San Diego, CA), Chick-fil-A Bowl Festival (Atlanta, GA), Citrus Parade (Orlando, FL), Discover Orange Bowl (Miami, FL), Heart of Dallas Bowl (Dallas, TX), Outback Bowl Festival (Tampa, FL), Russell Athletic Bowl (Orlando, FL), TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL), Valero Alamo Bowl (San Antonio, TX) and more. Performance opportunities and requirements vary with each event; contact Bob Rogers Travel for more information.

Central Florida

The “Theme Park Capital of the World” is the perfect combination of fun and educational experiences for your group. Perform for the world and meet your most beloved Disney friends at the Walt Disney World® Resort, then learn the soundtrack to a classic Disney animated feature in a Disney Performing Arts Workshop. Enjoy the thrills of two amazing theme parks, Universal’s Islands of Adventure® and Universal Studios®, perform for cheering spectators or take learning to a new level at Universal Orlando® Resort. Shop and dine at Disney Springs®, or enjoy the tastes and sounds of Universal CityWalk® before you laugh at the musical antics of Blue Man Group. Enjoy a beachside barbeque lunch while you take in the Florida surf and sun. Magic, thrills and so much more await you in Central Florida.

Performance and workshop opportunities include –

At the Walt Disney World® Resort: The Disney Honors, Disney Performing Arts Workshops, Epcot®, Festival Disney, Magic Kingdom® Park, Thanksgiving Parade of Bands, Walt Disney World® Candlelight Processional and Massed Choir Program, Marketplace Stage at Disney Springs®

At Universal Orlando Resort: STARS Performance Program, including Marching and Stage Performances at Universal Studios Florida and Universal CityWalk. Universal Orlando is also the host site of music festivals, including OrlandoFest and Music USA Festival.

Elsewhere: The Citrus Parade, Outback Bowl Festival (Tampa, FL), Russell Athletic Bowl, clinics at the University of Central Florida and more.

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Chicago

Known as the Windy City, the warmth of Chicago’s people far outweighs its blustery reputation. Get up close and personal with a T-Rex, mine for coal or meet eye-to-eye with dolphins in world class museums and aquariums. Experience the Second City’s Broadway-style productions and student-friendly comedy shows, or take your group to see the world famous Chicago Symphony Orchestra or Chicago Lyric Opera. Shop the Magnificent Mile, enjoy the calm serenity of Millennium Park, or catch the view from 1,300 feet at the Willis Tower Skydeck. Throw in a stop for the city’s classic deep dish pizza, traditional Greek dining or a dinner cruise on Lake Michigan, and your group’s stay in this Midwest metropolis will be anything but bland.

Performance venues include Adler Planetarium, Arlington Race Track, clinics at area universities, Daley Plaza, the Field Museum, the McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade, the Museum of Science and Industry, Navy Pier, St. Josaphat Church and more.

Cleveland/Sandusky

For a combination of thrills, culture and fun, look no further than Northern Ohio. Get close to rock and roll’s greatest treasures, blast off to space or take a stroll as sharks swim overhead in magnificent museums. Hear one of the nation’s best orchestras perform among magnificent Art Deco architecture, or take in a professional traveling production at the largest performing arts center outside of New York. Ride over 15 coasters at the Best Amusement Park in the World, then perform for hundreds of its guests. Dine and dance the night away while you cruise Lake Erie. When it comes to meeting the needs of your student group, Cleveland rocks.

Performance venues include clinics at Bowling Green State University, Cedar Point, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Music in the Parks Festival, Cleveland Museum of Natural History and more.

Cruises

If music-making combined with warm weather and beautiful beaches is your idea of adventure, then a cruise is the ideal performance tour for your group. Perform in front of hundreds of guests before an evening show, then join the audience for a line-up of exciting entertainment. Participate in ship activities that build camaraderie and deliver loads of fun. Eat your way around the ship with great food and extravagant dining experiences. At your ports of call, enjoy beautiful beaches, excursions and a taste of other cultures. A sea of exciting opportunities awaits you.

Performance venues include the ship atrium and theater, competitive festivals, and select ports of call.

Hawaii

Polynesian culture, U.S. history and startling geology collide in your group’s tropical paradise – the Hawaiian Islands. Hike the Diamond Head crater, or stand over the remains of the USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor. Marvel at the volcanic Ko’olau cliffs and the Windward Coast from the scenic Pali lookout. Climb coconut trees, race canoes, throw spears and prepare traditional Polynesian foods at the Polynesian Cultural Center. Taste authentic Kalua pork during a Hawaiian luau on the banks of the Pacific. Enjoy sand and sun on a secluded beach reserved exclusively for your group. Pick up local souvenirs at the International Marketplace before you enjoy authentic food and music on a catamaran dinner cruise. Aloha!

Performance venues include the USS Bowfin in Pearl Harbor, the Polynesian Cultural Center, Ala Mona Center, Kawaiaha Church, opening for the Royal Hawaiian Band, clinics at the University of Hawaii and more.

Nashville

Nashville is home to a musical history and heritage that has earned it the nickname, “Music City”. Nashville is certainly one of the nation’s music industry epicenters. Take a tour of the historic Ryman Auditorium or grab a front row seat for America’s longest running live radio show, The Grand Ole Opry. Explore the Country Music Hall of Fame or cruise down the Cumberland River on the General Jackson showboat. After a ride on the showboat, you may even want to take a tour of President Andrew Jackson’s home, The Hermitage. Record your group in the same studio where Elvis recorded over 200 songs. The music-laden opportunities are anything but few and are certainly complimented well by the local cuisine featuring hot chicken, barbeque, and “meat and three”. In sum, varieties of music festivals and performance venues make Nashville a classic destination that will provide a thoroughly enriching musical and historical experience.

Performance venues include Belle Meade Plantation, clinics at Belmont University, Country Music Hall of Fame, Grand Ole Opry, RCA Studio B, clinics at Vanderbilt University and more.

New Orleans

With a lively mix of Creole culture and southern charm, the Crescent City is one of the most unique cities you’ll find in America. Munch on beignets as you walk the routes of the city’s famous Mardi Gras parades, then visit the warehouse where the extravagant floats are assembled year-round. Hop on a flat boat to visit alligators in the swamp, or on a walking tour of the city’s historic cemeteries. Learn about Creole plantation life at Laura’s Plantation, then enjoy authentic food while live Cajun musicians perform for you. Relive the war that changed the world at the National WWII Museum or meet a shark at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. Tap your feet to New Orleans jazz at a performance of the world famous Preservation Hall Jazz Band, or on the last authentic steamboat to sail the Mississippi. With so much to see and do, the Big Easy is sure to give you something for lagniappe.

Performance venues include Washington Artillery Park at Jackson Square, Capitol One Pavilion on the Mississippi River, Trinity Episcopal Church, the National WWII Museum, clinics at Tulane University and more.

New York

A world center for culture and trade, you’ll find more than you can imagine in the Big Apple. Experience a Broadway show, then learn from a cast member in a private workshop for your group. See how an immigrant lived, study the European masters, or marvel at meteorites at some of the world’s most celebrated museums. Walk in the footsteps of your favorite film and television characters on a guided city tour. Get lost in the hustle and bustle of Times Square, or enjoy the calm serenity of Central Park. Cruise past the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the Brooklyn Bridge. Stand 850 feet above Rockefeller Center, then go subterranean with a ride on the NYC Subway. Watch the world’s greatest divas at work in a performance of the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Philharmonic, or Jazz at Lincoln Center. Devour a slice of New York pizza, tackle an enormous deli sandwich, or enjoy an authentic meal in Little Italy or Chinatown. A world of tastes and experiences is at your fingertips in New York City.

Performance venues include the Band of Pride Tribute, Broadway Classroom workshops, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Church of the Blessed Sacrament, Church of St. Paul the Apostle, Ellis Island, Holley Plaza in Washington Square Park, the IBM Atrium, Liberty Island, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, clinic with a member of the N.Y. Philharmonic, St. Bartholemew’s, St. Paul’s Chapel, South Street Seaport, Trump Tower and more.

San Antonio

Looking for a destination that will provide your group with a rich historical heritage and a distinct cultural experience without having to travel abroad? Welcome to San Antonio. As the second largest city in the state of Texas, San Antonio is home to a host of exciting attractions that are sure to leave a lasting impression on your students. Whether you are visiting The Alamo, SeaWorld, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, or enjoying unique Tex-Mex cuisine along the historic River Walk, San Antonio provides world-class attractions as well as unique performance and festival opportunities. We’ll see you on the Paseo del Rio!

Performance venues include the Alamo, Arneson River Theatre, SeaWorld, clinic at Trinity University, clinic at the University of Texas San Antonio, Valero Alamo Bowl and more.

Southern California

How’s the weather where you are? If it’s less than perfect, a trip to Southern California is just what your group needs. Go behind the scenes at the world’s largest working movie studio, Universal Studios Hollywood. Dine in the same room where stars like Shirley Temple and Clark Gable once enjoyed their post-premiere nosh. Find your favorite star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Perform for thousands and celebrate the worlds of yesterday, fantasy and tomorrow at Walt Disney’s original theme park, Disneyland®. Soak up the sun on secluded Catalina Island, or amid the street performers at Santa Monica Pier. Enjoy a harbor cruise on San Diego Bay. See giant pandas, polar bears and over 3,700 of their friends at the San Diego Zoo, then get close to Shamu at Seaworld. Some of the nation’s best beaches, unique culture and cinematic history awaits you in Southern California.

Performance and workshop opportunities include Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl, clinics at UCLA, Disney California Adventure® Park, Disney Jazz Celebration, Disney Performing Arts Workshops, Disneyland® Park, Tournament of Roses Parade, Universal Studios Hollywood, USS Midway and more.

Toronto

Just a short ride from the U.S. border, The Queen City is the ideal destination for a group desiring an international experience on a budget. Whether you’re enjoying the beautifully persevered Victorian architecture of the Distillery District or experiencing the myriad of fine arts offered by the city’s host of theatres, two symphony orchestras, and over fifty ballet and dance companies, entertainment opportunities abound. In addition to the arts, be sure to take in the Royal Ontario Museum, the 1,800 ft. CN Tower, one of Toronto’s 14 professional and amateur sports teams, or the 5,000 animals at the Toronto Zoo. With so much to see and do, Toronto is a city that’s not to be missed.

Performance venues include Casa Loma, CN Tower, Kingston Road United Church, Nathan Phillips Square, Niagara Falls, St. Andrew’s Church, clinics at the University of Toronto and more.

Washington, D.C.

Our Nation’s capital is where history, the present and the future all meet. Take a picture in front of the White House, stand in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol Building, and take in a show at the Kennedy Center. Music based clinic opportunities abound at the local Universities. Play for a captive audience at the National Museum of the American Indian or perform and then shake hands with Honest Abe at the Lincoln Memorial. Journey into the skies aboard the Spirit of St. Louis or into space in the Apollo 11 Command Module at the National Museum of Air and Space. Step back into our nation’s history in the Rotunda at the National Archives. The most iconic buildings and people define what it means to be an American in Washington, D.C.

Performance venues include clinics at George Mason University, Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, clinics with members of the Marine Band, National Museum of the American Indian, clinics with members of the National Symphony Orchestra, Old Post Office Pavilion, Union Station, Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery, WWII Memorial and more.

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