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Five Ways to Build Student Interest in your Performance Tour

Five Ways to Build Student Interest in your Performance Tour

Travel NotesWhether you are hoping to round out your ensemble’s voicing/instrumentation, trying to fill a bus, or even gathering enough interest to make the trip go at all – building trip interest with your students is a key component of every successful student...

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Five Ways to Build Student Interest in your Performance Tour

The Five Rules for Out-of-the Box Fundraising (Part 1)

Travel NotesOne of the first things your parents will ask when you announce your next trip is “How will we pay for this?” Fundraising is often a part of this answer. Your options for fundraising are as varied as the trips you can take. Just like your trip, an ideal...

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Five Ways to Build Student Interest in your Performance Tour

Choosing a Travel Planner for your Student Performance Tour

Travel NotesIf you were hiring an assistant—you’d put them through a pretty thorough application process, wouldn't you?  When you’re planning a student tour, the travel planner you choose is your second in command, and you should assess them just as thoroughly as you...

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Five Ways to Build Student Interest in your Performance Tour

The Journey Beyond The Classroom

Travel NotesThe day began at 4:00AM and although not yet 8:30 in the morning, has included loading over 111 individuals (most between the ages of 14 and 18), their luggage and instruments onto two very cramped vehicles which should have been advertised to hold 55 very...

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Five Ways to Build Student Interest in your Performance Tour

How to Train Your Chaperone

Travel NotesTaking students on the trip of a lifetime--one that students are still reminiscing about months later--can make any director feel like a hero.  As history (and blockbuster movies) will show, the most successful heroes are part of a solid team.  When you...

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The personal touches that BRT provides. Your company gets to know the people they work with. I have never felt like a "number" with BRT.

Leslie Schmidt
Class Trip, 2018 DC tour
Columbia Central Junior High School

 

I appreciated the flexibility Bob Rogers showed us with the billing and various payments we had to make. We thought we were adding more and ended up not but you were great about giving us extra time to work out what we needed to on our end.

Loraine Wistrom
Band, 2017 Chicago tour
Plum Grove Junior High School

 

BRT is always on top of all details. Even when something has slipped through the cracks, changed, or something unexpected comes up, BRT is flexible enough to make the changes needed to make everything right. We have always been so well taken care of and the personal attention is what makes your company special.

Dameon Place
Band, ’18-19 Orlando tour
Pella Community High School

 

This was my 5th trip with Bob Rogers, and I appreciate the professionalism and also the willingness to work with me and my students to make each trip the very best it can be.

Trey Jacobs
Choir, ’18- 19 Atlanta &Tuscaloosa Tour
Nashville School of the Arts

 

You make the process so easy - step-by-step of what needs to be done, guidance along the way, available (and quick) to respond to questions and making me feel like me and my students are your priority.

Beth Vaughn
Choir, ’17-18 New York City tour
Bowling Green High School

 

The quality of service that you provided us with was second to none. The organization and communication were exceptional and we always felt we were in “the loop” on things both before and during the trip.

Bob Mecozzi
Band, ‘17-18 Orlando Tour
Amos Alonzo Stagg High School

 

BRT hands down has been the absolute best travel company I have worked with in my 18 years in education. My interactions with BRT have always been so much more than just traveling from one destination to another...the focus has always been on people and providing them with experiences of a lifetime.

Barry Houser
Band, ’17-18, Ireland tour
University of Illinois

 

From the scheduling, to planning, to overseeing, to leading, to customer service, everyone involved was courteous, prompt, and hospitable. Everyone did their jobs well and turned the trip experience into something better than we had anticipated.

David Dvorak
Band, ’17-18 Nashville Tour
Lakewood Middle School

 

Very Organized - even when problems develop. We've gone on enough trips with Bob Rogers to know how BRT operates - always first class, always prepared.

Joe Carl
Band, ’17 Los Angeles Tour
Sumner High School

 

The whole BRT team was extremely attentive, accommodating and reliable. Every detail was attended to and my stress level the entire trip was at an all-time low.

Joel Vanderheyden
Band, ’17-18 New Orleans Tour
Jefferson College

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