Performing festival dates for 2018 are being released now. This is the perfect time for your high school band, orchestra and choir to lock in your 2018 festival location and trip itineraries. High school performance tours are a great learning and travel experience for students. 

Book a Performance Tour Students Will Remember

Educational Discovery Tours, a field trip company, only partners with the top music festival producers in the United States and abroad. Why work with us and not just with a “festival producer”? Because most festival production companies don’t include travel and sightseeing arrangements for your group when you book a performing venue and time with them. Not only do we take care of all of your group’s performing and travel needs, but we also provide an on-site tour leader and 24-hour emergency assistance if needed.

What Goes into a Day?

The most popular domestic destinations for 2018 festivals include Disney World, New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Washington DC.  Internationally, students and band are choosing to experience Australia, England, Iceland and Canada.

Most common “day of” festival schedules begin with your ensemble warming up in an exclusive rehearsal room followed by a 15-minute on stage performance. A panel of adjudicators will then provide written and recorded feedback. After this, an adjudicator will lead a mini-clinic on stage with your group, where your group will receive additional valuable feedback.

Experience a Disney Performance Tour

A Disney band trip to Orlando gives your ensemble the chance to compete with other instrumental, and vocal ensembles from schools across the country. The best part of a Disney Festival trip is that after your ensemble has spruced up their performance skills and gained a competitive edge, they get the opportunity to explore the magic of Walt Disney World® Theme Parks!

Looking to strive towards the top with your band, orchestra or choir? If an ensemble achieves a “Gold Rating”, or a “Superior” rating at a recent festival, state contest or by audition, then your high school band trip can include a “Festival of Gold” in Nashville, San Francisco, Chicago or Los Angeles. These events are four experiences in one featuring all festival honor distinctions.

Perform at an Amusement Park

If “fun” is your ensemble’s desire, then we have festivals designed with your goal in mind. Perform in an amusement park and play when your performance is over. Festival sites include Six Flags in California, Illinois, Georgia, New Jersey as well as at other amusement park locations such as the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Dollywood, Busch Gardens, Universal Studios, Sea World and Knott’s Berry Farm.

Visit Prestigious Venues

A high school band trip to Carnegie Hall, a Washington DC student trip to the Kennedy Center, or the New York City band trip to the Apollo Theatre are other prestigious festival venues that are available to your high school band, orchestra and choir in 2018. Don’t see the festival or destination that you’re looking for? Customized high school orchestra trips are our specialty. Give us a call and we’ll create the dream trip of a lifetime for your high school band, orchestra or choir.

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