Travel Notes

Newsletter: Get helpful tips and performance group travel news:

Am I CRAZY to book a trip?

Travel Notes(Spoiler alert: The answer is NO.) Over the last nine months, we’ve talked to directors on every point of the trip-planning spectrum. Some couldn’t wait to finally get a trip on the calendar – more than 3,000 students have already traveled with us this...

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Return to BETTER: A new season for your program

Travel NotesWelcome back, travelers! After a busy summer, we’re thrilled to welcome you back to our Bob Rogers Travel blog and kick off an incredible new season of posts that serve you, our clients and friends. So many of you are back in your beloved classrooms,...

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Student travel planning: What to do if you’re not ready.

Travel NotesWe’ve all been through a season we were completely unprepared for. And now that we’re seeing light at the end of the tunnel, it can be tricky to know just how to move forward. We work with educators across the country that are each handling this “next...

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Travel. Your students need it.

Travel NotesIt’s busy over here, guys. We shared in our last post that we’re working hard to book both postponed trips from the 2020 and 2021 travel seasons, as well as new trips for new clients. It’s a little crazy, but we’re over the moon excited for our...

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Five reasons to plan your 2022 trip NOW

Travel NotesBack in February we talked about how rapidly the travel landscape was changing. We could see then that the travel deals - both low prices and wide availability -created by the pandemic were only going to last for so long. Clients started booking in...

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Consistency at BRT: Our Always / Never List

Travel NotesWe’ve talked before about how to pick a travel company, as well as the importance of comparing the options, but this last year has revealed a lot about how travel companies handle unprecedented change. Today we’re sharing some of the ways we navigated...

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Keep students in your program – with travel!

Travel NotesEvery school faced unique challenges this year, but one that affected music programs consistently was a decline in student participation. Across the country, bands, orchestras and choirs had to navigate complicated logistics to meet, rehearse or...

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Don’t miss out! Student travel is BACK.

Travel NotesThe travel landscape is changing rapidly, offering increasingly more opportunities to explore the world than we’ve seen in almost a year. And we’re ready. But are you? Have you been waiting to finalize your group’s travel plans? Are you hesitant to even...

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The “next” normal + recruiting for your program

Travel NotesYou’re probably tired of hearing the term “new normal” when it comes to adapting to this unprecedented season – you may be sick of the word “unprecedented” too! Here at BRT, we’re ready for the next normal. You know, the next chapter, the one that we’re...

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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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