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Showstoppers – our favorite parades, bowl games and more!

Showstoppers – our favorite parades, bowl games and more!

Travel NotesWe love planning all kinds of student performance opportunities – grand concert halls, intimate historic venues, outdoor pavilions and seasonal serenades. But there’s something about this time of year that has us daydreaming about drum lines and shining...

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Pre-trip “training” for students, parents and chaperones

Pre-trip “training” for students, parents and chaperones

Travel NotesYour group’s next adventure will be here before you know it and there’s a lot to do beyond packing lists and room assignments. To make your trip a safe and memorable experience for everyone, we recommend a bit of “training” before you hit the road....

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What I wish I’d known – travel tips from directors

What I wish I’d known – travel tips from directors

Travel NotesYou know who has the best boots-on-the-ground insight into student travel? Directors, of course! Music educators who explore the world with their students understand what it takes to pull off a successful performance tour because they’ve lived it. (That’s...

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Performing abroad, expanding horizons

Performing abroad, expanding horizons

Travel NotesWhile we spend much of the year leading performance travel tours to some incredible stateside destinations (we’re looking at your New York City, Orlando and Chicago), we’re seeing more and more directors looking to travel abroad with their students. More...

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Meaning in music education

Meaning in music education

Travel NotesIf you’ve been reading our Travel Notes Blog for any length of time, you know that we’re passionate about supporting the arts, music education in particular. The important work that music educators (our heroes!) do is the very heartbeat of our business and...

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Where to? The best cities for students

Where to? The best cities for students

Travel NotesIf you’ve ever traveled with students, you’ve witnessed that magical moment when a young person experiences “the city” for the first time. Whether she rounds a corner, steps off a bus or watches from the window during her plane’s descent, her first glimpse...

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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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