Meet Terri Jo
Your travel partner.
For 18 years, Terri Jo worked with students as a choral music teacher in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Florida. Her priority as an educator was to teach her young vocalists how to be intelligent musicians, through the knowledge the gained in the classroom and the experience they earned on stage. Throughout her education career, Terri Jo frequently traveled with her 300-student strong choir to performances and competitions, often earning superior ratings. Today, in her role of travel consultant, she understands both the demands and impact of student travel, and loves to help clients see that they can dream big and achieve beyond what they think is possible.
Terri Jo Fox
My favorite travel memory
When I was in college at UW-Eau Claire, I delayed graduation by one semester so I could go to Europe with Concert Choir. Performing in St. Paul’s Cathedral in London and Notre Dame in Paris was surreal. Visiting many small villages in England, France, and Germany, all with mammoth cathedrals, felt like we stepped into a postcard. The friendships I made and fostered on that trip are still strong twenty years later. Making music together while traveling combines two of my greatest passions, and I love how these trips change every one of us for the better.
My favorite book
“The Energy Bus” by Jon Gordon is a must-read for any of us who have struggled with challenges and negativity in life. Energy is infectious, whether it’s positive or negative. This book tells the story of a man whose life is falling apart, but when he steps on to the Energy Bus, he learns ten rules for approaching his life and work with positive and forward thinking that ultimately leads him to true and authentic success. We are the driver of our bus, and if we fuel our bus with positive energy and share our vision for the road ahead while loving our passengers, we will enjoy the ride.
My favorite travel destination
California is my favorite place to visit because of its diversity of beauty. You can start at the beach, drive an hour, and you’re at the top of a mountain in a completely different climate. My family has created so many precious memories at Disneyland, but I am convinced that Yosemite National Park is the most magical place on earth. Last summer, my husband Ty and I hiked the Panorama Trail from Glacier Point, down 3,000 feet in elevation, to Yosemite Valley. The waterfalls were overflowing from a record snowmelt, and my aching body days after the hike were worth every moment of beauty. We can’t wait for our girls to get a bit older so we can go back with them!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Band, ’17-18 New Orleans Tour