Planning Guides

Performance travel planning guide - Lessons From the Road

Lessons From the Road – How Travel Impacts My Program

Our latest guide has testimonials from directors who have first hand experience. Read about solutions to flight cancellations, unexpected history lessons, and so much more.

Performance travel planning guide - Top 10 Destinations

Choose Your Adventure! Our Top 10 Destinations

Our clients have their favorites (so do we!) and in this guide, we’ll give you the full scoop on each one. Whatever your goals may be, there’s a fantastic destination awaiting your student performers!

Performance travel planning guide - Safety First

Safety First

Our comprehensive guide will give you the tools to keep your group safe while on tour, and help you answer common questions from parents and administrators.

Performance travel planning guide - Fundraising

On the Money: BRT’s Guide to Fundraising

Our comprehensive guide will give you the tools to take your group’s fundraising to the next level.

Performance travel planning guide - Ultimate Guide

“Packed”: The Ultimate Guide to Performance Travel

We’re thrilled to share a bit of our “secret sauce” with you throughout this guide – from a planning timeline, fundraising recommendations and the best tips and tricks we’ve learned along the way.

Performance travel planning guide - Getting Your Trip off the Ground

Ready for Takeoff! 

You’re ready to get your performance tour off the ground and into orbit, but you want to make sure your mission is a great one. So do we! In this guide, we’ll identify the most common trip planning challenges and equip you with the resources to navigate around them.

Performance travel planning guide - Chaperones

Chaperones:
From A to Z – The Definitive Guide

Great chaperones are extremely important to your trip’s success. This guide is all about how to find them, equip them, delegate responsibilities and navigate any potential challenges.

Performance travel planning guide - Core Arts Standards Chicago

Incorporating the Core Arts Standards into your Performance Tour:

Chicago

Chicago – with its vibrant arts community, world class educational attractions and friendly Midwestern values – consistently ranks among the top destinations for student performance tours. The following pages provide insight in how to maximize the educational value of your tour by combining the Windy City’s most popular and student-friendly clinic, performance, show and attraction options with lessons based on the National Core Arts Standards.

Performance travel planning guide - Core Arts Standards Disney

Incorporating the Core Arts Standards into your Performance Tour:

At the Walt Disney World® Resort

The Walt Disney World® Resort is home to the world’s most popular theme parks and a wealth of educational experiences, making it a top choice for student performance tours. The following pages provide insight in how to maximize the educational value of your tour by combining the resort’s most popular and student friendly performance, workshop, entertainment and attraction options with lessons based on the National Core Arts Standards.

Performance travel planning guide - Core Arts Standards New York City

Incorporating the Core Arts Standards into your Performance Tour:

New York City

Home to 40 Broadway theatres, many of the world’s preeminent arts organizations, and a wealth of cultural sites, New York City is a top destination for student performance tours. The following pages provide insight in how to maximize the educational value of your tour by combining the Big Apple’s most popular and student-friendly clinic, performance, show and attraction options with lessons based on the National Core Arts Standards.

 

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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