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How I Joined BRT: Stories from our Team

Our love for music educators runs deep.  We’re inspired by them, we’re thrilled to serve them, we’re only here because of them. And we consistently hire them. We’re honored that so many veteran music educators have chosen to join our team...

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First Time Travel: What You Need to Know

We love walking alongside directors who are traveling with their students for the very first time. The excitement of planning that first trip never gets old for our team! First-time travelers have so many questions and we’re here with answers. If you’re...

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Thank You, Directors

We’re grateful for all that you are and all that you do. By Todd Rogers, Co-CEO, Bob Rogers Travel We know we’re biased when we say that directors are some of the most incredible people on the planet. As children, my sister Tami and I had the gift of a front-row...

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The BRT Difference: Veteran Educators as Planners

If you’re at all familiar with BRT, you know that educators are our heroes. But did you know that they’re also our superpower? Performance travel is unlike any other kind of travel out there. The details and logistics involved with taking student performers on...

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Best of the Best: Our Top Five Destinations

Welcome back, travelers!  In our last post, we celebrated some international student favorites from our trips around the world. Today, we’re back in the States to highlight our top five domestic destinations. If you’re considering a performance...

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Our Thanksgiving Parade of Bands

The holiday season is upon us and our team here at Bob Rogers Travel is so thankful for another incredible year of taking students around the world, across the country and everywhere in between.  One of our absolute favorite ways to celebrate...

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International Student Favorites!

Are you ready for some serious international travel inspiration? Grab your passport because this post is really going places! At Bob Rogers Travel, we’ve been planning international travel for more than three decades, taking students to more than 30 countries across five continents.

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Inflation Adaptations – How to Travel When Costs Rise

Though inflation has hit the student travel industry hard, we can adapt. My first new car was a Chevy Cavalier, which I purchased in 1991 for $10,000. I would have loved to have paid only ten grand for the used car we recently bought for our son. But over the span of time, we all know that’s not realistic. As costs for music tours increase, music teachers often need to explain why itineraries for similar trips are more expensive to parents and administrators.

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Ambassadors of Music: The Trip of a Lifetime

BRT is relaunching the Ambassadors of Music program, and more than 2,700 student performers from 10 states will be joining us this summer. This program invites music educators to nominate talented musicians for a tour of five European countries. The program includes airfare, accommodation, transportation, tour guides, and an opportunity to develop new skills and lasting friendships.

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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
Columbia Central Junior High School
Class Trip, DC Tour


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
Plum Grove Junior High School
Band, Chicago Tour


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
Pella Community High School
Band, Orlando Tour


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
Nashville School of the Arts
Choir, Atlanta & Tuscaloosa Tour


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
Bowling Green High School
Choir, New York City Tour


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
Amos Alonzo Stagg High School
Band, Orlando Tour


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
University of Illinois
Band, Ireland Tour


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
Lakewood Middle School
Band, Nashville Tour


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
Sumner High School
Band, Los Angeles Tour


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
Jefferson College
Band, New Orleans Tour

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