Mike O’Neill

Travel Consultant

Meet Mike

Mike O’Neill has spent most of his life performing in choirs in beautiful destinations across the world and he’s had the privilege to introduce the world of performance travel to his students, as well. For six years, he directed Voices uKnighted, an award-winning high school a cappella ensemble. But he couldn’t let students have all the fun – he spent a decade performing with Lunch Break, a barbershop quartet known for both incredible voices and comedic timing. From his high school and college choir adventures to traveling with his own students as a music educator, Mike understands how life-changing performance travel can be for young people. A client-turned-team-member, Mike loves the culture at BRT, as well as the impact his work has on student performers.

Mike O’Neill

Mike O’Neill

Travel Consultant

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My favorite travel memory

Getting to travel to France with my college choir – my first time traveling to a foreign country – has to be one of my favorite travel memories. My college choir director, Ron Burrichter, was a member of the Robert Shaw Festival Singers, and he made it a point to take us to the same places the actual Festival Singers recorded! The venues were unlike anything I had ever experienced in the United States! The way in which our choir grew together as a family and being exposed to a completely different culture are things I still think about fondly. Some of my very best friends to this day, 20+ years later, were on that trip!

My hobbies and pastimes

I love playing golf, singing barbershop quartet music and cheering on the Florida Gators! Beyond that, my favorite thing to do is to cheer on our three beautiful, talented and active daughters in their various activities, ranging from soccer, to basketball, to lacrosse, to volleyball, to dance!

My favorite travel destination

My barbershop quartet, Lunch Break, was fortunate enough to be invited to New Zealand and Australia for their National Barbershop Conventions that happened on successive weekends, which thankfully afforded us a bit of time between conventions to do some sightseeing. I have to say, without question, my favorite travel destination is Queenstown, New Zealand. It was the most stunning, beautiful, peaceful part of the world I have ever seen and I truly hope the opportunity arises for me to return one day soon!

Top reasons to plan your trip with Bob Rogers Travel

  • Every trip is customized to your vision and your program
  • Access to a world-class team with over
    450 years combined travel experience
  • Easy payment tools to make your travel experience seamless
  • Work with a family-owned business that has the scale and experience to take you anywhere you want to go

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Moments that Matter …


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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