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Adventure Inside the Beltway: An Amazing Senior Class Trip to D.C.

When it’s time to plan the senior class trip, make it an adventure! Embrace the heart of our nation’s government, take a deep dive into history, and investigate the unexpected. There are so many fantastic attractions and hidden gems to explore on an amazing senior class trip to D.C. Here’s a taste of what seniors […]

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5 Sensational Senior Class Trip Ideas to Inspire Your Grad

Put away the caps and gowns and start packing suitcases! It’s time for an adventure before the next phase of life begins. Not sure where to start? Here are 5 sensational senior class trip ideas to inspire your grad. Take A Cruise Leave the stress of senior year behind with a graduation cruise! Cruising is […]

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The International Performance of a Lifetime: Cork St. Patrick's Day Parade
The International Performance of a Lifetime: Cork St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Marching bands… break out your best green gear and get ready to march in the international performance of a lifetime – the Cork St. Patrick’s Day Parade! Why Cork for St. Patrick’s Day? Cork’s St. Patrick’s Day Festival is a vibrant celebration of Irish tradition and musical legacy. It’s a hub for all things Irish, […]

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Perform in Ireland for St. Patrick's Day
Make Marching Magic in the Limerick St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin is already booked for 2025-26, but you can still plan an amazing Irish adventure. Make marching magic in the Limerick St. Patrick’s Day Parade in 2025! Outside of Dublin, Limerick hosts the largest St. Patrick’s Day parade in Ireland.  It’s also the ONLY international band championship in the […]

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senior class trip to Orlando
Unlocking the Magic: Senior Class Trip to Orlando

Adventure with us to Orlando- the ultimate destination for high school seniors! Known for its thrilling theme parks, outdoor adventure, and outrageous attractions, Orlando is a perfect mix of excitement and relaxation. Before the “adulting” begins, make some unforgettable memories with friends on a senior class trip to Orlando! Why Orlando is the Perfect Senior […]

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Strike The Right Note: 6 Essential Tips for New Band Directors to Build a Successful Program

Fresh out of college and armed with the collective wisdom of professors and co-ops, you’re ready to make your mark as a new band director! So where do you start? And what do these first days look like? Relax – we’ll walk you through it with 6 essential tips for new band directors like you […]

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Expert Advice for Flying with Marching Band Instruments

Your marching band is heading for an amazing performance venue – and you’re traveling by air to get there. How do you transport everyone’s instruments? Don’t panic – we’ve got you covered from Allegiant to Southwest! Here’s our expert advice for flying with marching band instruments! 9 Tips for Flying with Marching Band Instruments 1. […]

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Virginia International Tattoo Insider Tips
Virginia International Tattoo: Insider Tips to Showcase Your Band

Does the sound of a drum corps put a spring in your step? Do you shiver with delight when you hear the strains of a bagpipe? Will Celtic dancing get your toes tapping? Virginia International Tattoo is a feast for the eyes and ears – and we have the insider tips to showcase your band! […]

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Ultimate How-To Guide for International High School Travel
Ultimate How-To Guide for International High School Travel

10 Simple Steps to Plan Your Trip You’ve been thinking about it. You’ve really been considering a high school trip abroad.  International travel is such an important part of teaching students to be global citizens… but oh, where to begin?!  No worries – we’ve got you covered with the ultimate how-to guide for international high […]

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performance trip to Niagara Falls
5 Powerful Reasons to Plan Your Performance Trip to Niagara Falls

We’ve just returned from a student trip to one of the big theme parks. You know… the one we spent two years fundraising for? It was magical… for a minute. Then we were overwhelmed by the crowds, stuck in lines that were hours long, and left with empty pockets after the first souvenir shop! Falling […]

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Uncover the History of Halloween in Ancient Ireland and plan a student trip for fall 2024
Uncover the History of Halloween in Ancient Ireland

Ireland is renowned for its annual St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, but there’s so much more to explore in this lush green land. It’s time to think beyond the leprechaun and uncover the history of Halloween in ancient Ireland.  Plan your student trip for fall 2024! Why Ireland in the Fall? While we all connect Ireland […]

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Plan Your 2025 High School Trip to Costa Rica: 7 Pura Vida Adventures
Senior Class Trip to Costa Rica: The Ultimate Adventure

Costa Ricans have a mantra… “¡Pura Vida!” It means “the simple life,” and here- it’s a way of life! The vibe is relaxed, everything is cool, and you just can’t help but be happy when you’re here.  It is the PERFECT spot for hard-to-please high school students!  Now is the time to plan your senior […]

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