David Brachmann

Travel Consultant

Meet David

Your travel partner.

David’s years of experience as a band director continue to inspire the work he does today as a Travel Consultant with BRT. For six years, he worked with middle and high school students, directing concert, marching, jazz, percussion and pep bands, as well as pit orchestra and adult ensembles, so he knows what music educators need when it comes to inspiring and leading their students. David loves that his work with BRT keeps him closely connected to the music education community and allows him to serve directors while continuing to positively impact students.

David Brachmann

David Brachmann

Travel Consultant

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My favorite travel memory

My favorite travel memory has to be when I took my high school band students on our trip down to Orlando. Performing with them at Disney World and getting to build stronger relationships with them outside of the classroom in a different educational environment was a more gratifying and valuable experience than I had ever anticipated.

My hobbies and pastimes

Outside of travel, music and fitness are two of my biggest passions. I’m a percussionist and pianist, and love to perform. Attending concerts in the city or at local parks, like Ravinia, is always fun. I also enjoy doing just about anything that keeps me outside and staying active.

My favorite travel destination

Do I have to pick just one?! I love exploring new destinations and take every opportunity I can to do so. However, I tend to enjoy tropical destinations with beautiful beaches and palm trees! Costa Rica and Hawaii are recent favorites.

Moments that Matter …


David has been very knowledgeable and extremely helpful and patient with us throughout the process. We traveled with you guys last year and he organized everything and our kids had a wonderful experience.

Lis Schurman
Belvidere Central Middle School


The staff that helped us was great and knowledgeable. Melissa and David were always available through direct texts if needed and very prompt to respond. I felt very much at ease and prepared for our trip!!

Monica Hamilton
Bullard Middle School


I know that David and Susan are working with lots of other groups and directors at all times, but it always seemed as if I was their only client, due to the quick replies to emails and phone calls. I will ONLY USE BRT when traveling, period!

Sam Baker
Lake Park High School


David Brachmann made this stressful process LESS stressful, even though we demanded a LOT from him the entire 7-month planning process. David was incredibly accommodating…(he) also was welcoming in person, which is always great!

Chelci Wilson
Mount Vernon Township High School


David was great with us. He attended our meetings and always answered our questions very quickly.

Erin Rogers
Eisenhower Junior High School

Contact David:

Group Travel
Performance group travel has been the heart of our business since 1981.
Group Travel
Learn about the eye-opening experiences that international travel offers.
Group Travel
Student group travel brings learning to life.
Group Travel
Discover some of our most popular student-friendly destinations.

Parades & Events:

The art of performance travel perfected.

Parents & Students:

Build friendships. Explore new places. Make memories.

About Us
We craft travel experiences that allow you to share the world with your students.
Our Company
Learn more about our history, our values and our commitment to serving your needs.
Our Team
Good people and great relationships are the keys to perfect travel experiences.
Our tools make traveling with a group easier, safer and more efficient.
Learn about our commitment to providing a safe and memorable experience for our travelers.
Planning Guides
Topical, comprehensive, and helpful. Our planning guides are created to give you a deep dive into specific aspects of student travel.
BRT Videos
Our videos feature profiles of destinations and events, interviews with students and directors, and the inside scoop on our process.
Sharing what we’ve learned for over 35 years. Our blog highlights travel planning resources, destination profiles, travel trends and more.
Mr. Rogers Neighborhood
Celebrating weddings, new babies, new jobs and important achievements. Find it all here.

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