New Orleans performance tours is celebrating its Tri-centennial this year! “24/7 since 1718” is what this town is shouting out loud! And the Travel awards are following suit… So far, New Orleans is listed on the 2018 Fodor’s Go list, in Frommer’s Travel Guides Best Places to Go in 2018, and this town has earned a place on Travel & Leisure’s 50 Best Places to Travel in 2018.

Accolades like these are only given to remarkable destinations and New Orleans is certainly one, especially for high school student performance tours.

A band clinic at Loyola, Louisiana State or Tulane University and a local school performance exchange is just the beginning of the opportunities New Orleans offers our traveling Jazz and High School Bands.

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This city welcomes public performances at many famous venues such as Jackson Square, the Natchez Riverboat dock, the Old North Church, the French Market and Snug Harbor.

Most popular with students is a visit to Mardi Gras World, where most of the annual Mardi Gras parade floats are built and stored. Traditional Mardi Gras mask making is included in the tour so get ready to let those creative juices flow!

Other top sight-seeing options include:

  • US Mint Jazz Museum
  • French Market
  • French Quarter
  • Riverboat cruise and dinner
  • Hurricane Katrina aftermath
  • WWII Museum

If you’re interested in taking your band or choir students on a New Orleans performance tour, review our itineraries below to learn more about our suggested trip highlights!


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Destination Highlights

mardi gras floats

Mardi Gras

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Cajun Food

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French Quarter

french quarter in new orleans

Historic Cemeteries

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Performance Opportunities

  • French Quarter
  • Natchez Riverboat Dock
  • French Market
  • Old North Church
  • Jackson Square
  • Civil War Plantation Home

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Activities and Sightseeing

  • Mardi Gras World
  • Voodoo Tours
  • Lake District
  • Cajun Food
  • Swamplands Bayou Adventure
  • Live Performance Preservation Hall
  • Satchmo’s Trumpet

Sample Itineraries

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