“Start spreadin’ the news, I’m leavin’ today, I want to be a part of it, New York, New York”
Frank Sinatra said it best… New York City performance tours are one of the most popular performance destinations of choir and band directors for 2018 and 2019 spring music trips.
New York City Performance Tours Venues
New York City performance tours host a variety of options for students to both play at and observe other musicians. Iconic performance venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Lincoln Center, Radio City Music Hall and the Metropolitan Opera House attract both students and teachers. Many student performance tours also include a trip to a Broadway show. Hot Broadway shows playing now include Hamilton, Groundhog Day, Hello Dolly and the Disney favorite, Aladdin. Often, directors will schedule their New York City trips to coincide with a famous NYC parade like the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Chinese New Year Parade, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the New York Dance Parade and the Veteran’s Day Parade. Top sightseeing attractions for educational performance tours always feature the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Wall Street and the 9/11 Memorial.
Music clinics and public performances in New York City performance tours take place at Carnegie Hall, Battery Park and Radio City Music Hall. For a closer look at the musicians performing, directors planning high school music trips to Carnegie Hall can schedule a “Meet the Artist” event after a concert. Radio City Music Hall also offers a “Behind the Scenes” tour and the Metropolitan Opera House quite frequently provides opera professionals to teach music clinics.
New York City Sightseeing
Broadway shows aren’t the only entertainment in New York City’s theatre district. World renowned museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum are nearby. If your group is feeling overwhelmed with the immense culture of New York City, let them relax and be silly by taking them to a Blue Man Group show, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum or Ripley’s Believe It Or Not.
“Must do” adventures and attractions in New York City include:
- A cruise on a Staten Island Ferry past the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
- A visit to the September 11th National Memorial and museum, for a moer solemn and reflective experience
- A visit to Rockefeller Center complete with an early morning appearance on the NBC Today Show
- A walk through Central Park – a refreshing option for student travel groups, especially in spring
Foodies go crazy during New York City performance tours. Whether you dine in Greenwich Village, grab a bite of dinner while listening to live jazz, gorge on pizza and pasta in “Little Italy” or grab a quick pastrami and rye at one of the city’s eclectic delis, your taste buds will never forget the experience.
Why New York for Student Performance Travel?
New York city performance tours remain one of the most popular destinations for student performance travel. With a wealth of history and a music culture that continues to evolve, there is no shortage of activities or learning to be had. Review the most popular destinations in our New York City performance tours. If you don’t see exactly what you’re looking for, custom travel for choir performance tours and high school marching band trips can easily be created.