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How to pick a student performance travel company

If you’ve never traveled with your students or you’ve always planned your own trips, choosing a travel company to work with can feel both exciting and daunting. How do you …

MyTour – our latest travel tool!

It’s here! We’re kicking off 2019 with a brand new tool for our clients that we know is going to make the trip planning and travel process even more streamlined. …

BRT gives back

Happy New Year, travelers! We’re flying into the new year full of both gratitude for an amazing 2018 and excitement for all that 2019 holds for our clients and their …

The ins and outs of choosing, training and working with chaperones

A great chaperone can make all the difference on a student performance tour. But the inverse is true as well – a challenging chaperone can be frustrating, and take your …

Consider this! New destinations you’ll love

Our top destinations are popular for a reason – they offer incredible opportunities for students and educators to explore, perform and learn together. But don’t limit your travel dreams to …

Fan friendly – travel packages for friends and family

Music educators know that having a dedicated group of friends and family supporting your program makes all the difference. These are more than fans – they’re dedicated boosters who attend …

Behind the music – an interview with John Hagstrom

In today’s post, we have the privilege of speaking with John Hagstrom, a member of the trumpet section of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO). John’s passion for music education has …

Keeping students safe – on the road

When it comes to traveling with students, safety is everyone’s top priority – the parents, directors, chaperones and travel planners. Student safety is a broad topic and one that we’re …

Sharing September 11th with Students

Today’s middle and high school students are too young to remember the tragic events of September 11, 2001; but thanks to the many educational opportunities in Lower Manhattan, students can …

Step one: Get parents on board

 

When it comes to convincing students to sign up for a performance tour, there’s one thing we’ve learned: you don’t have to convince students to sign up for a …

Making memories possible – BRT’s travel scholarship

Giving students the gift of travel is the dream of directors and parents alike, in schools across the country. Though every group we partner with follows a fundraising plan to …

Our top 10 destinations – and WHY!

We’re often asked which destinations around the world are most popular for student performance tours. Sharing the list of our most-visited cities and countries is easy – but why share …

Keep it covered – why your students need trip insurance

Every year, more of our travelers are packing something extra before they head out on their performance tours – trip insurance. As travel planners who have come to expect the …

International Travel – Mythbusters Edition

Summer has us daydreaming of all the far-off places we’ve been and reliving the feelings of being immersed in new languages, cultures and cuisines. We love traveling internationally with students …

Ahead of the curve

As our amazing clients and educator friends are heading into the summer, we’ve can’t stop thinking about fall. Why? Let’s take a moment to reflect before we take a sneak …

Ready, set, SUMMER!

If your school year hasn’t wrapped already, then you’re definitely counting the days. But are you all set for summer when it comes to your upcoming performance travel? We’re here …

Traveling foodies – great eats on tour

Exploring a new city isn’t just about the sights, sounds and experiences – it’s also about the food! We love to include restaurants that feature some unique-to-the-area menu options so …

Music education hits the road

A majority of our team of travel consultants started their careers in music education. From band to orchestra, choir to musical theater, our teaching veterans understand the impact music can …

Ten reasons we love Chicago

We have big love for Chicago. Way more than we can fit into a measly ten reasons! Not only is Chicago our hometown, it’s also one of our favorite places …

Getting to know you: a chat with Russell Marcason, Tour Director

In a recent post, we gave you the full scoop on our “cast of characters,” the incredible team members that make travel magic happen for students each and …

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