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Brightsaprk Travel Festival Tours

FESTIVALS AND EVENTS

Here at Brightspark Travel, we host events and festivals for student groups. With a variety of options for both educational and performance students, our events bring together groups with shared interests from throughout the nation. Taking place on specific dates, they’re filled with workshops, competitions, speeches by cultural leaders and so much more.

Because we’ve created festivals, competitions and events that will appeal to students of every subject and passion, they are extremely diverse in nature. Wondering if we have a festival for your students? Here are brief summaries of our festivals and events for every group type.

Voices on Broadway

Theatre | Choir | Dance

Voices on Broadway

Taking place in New York City, this theatre and choir event is all about getting a backstage look at the world of Broadway. Groups will participate in clinics with Broadway professionals, perform on a Broadway stage for renowned adjudicators and sing alongside a Broadway cast during a live curtain call performance.

Event Dates: March 24-25, 2017 & June 16-17, 2017

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National Performing Arts Festival

Theatre | Choir | Dance

National Performing Arts Festival

Once a year, theatre, choir and dance groups from throughout the nation travel to Walt Disney World to compete in a high-caliber competition. In addition to competing, students get a behind-the-scenes look at the performance-friendly world of Disney during clinics led by Disney professionals and Q&A sessions with Disney stars. Of course, kids also have plenty of time to explore the parks with friends. 

Event Dates: February 23-26, 2017 & February 22-25, 2018

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Bowl Game Events

Marching Band | Concert Band | Dance

Bowl Game Events

Your marching band can hit the field during the halftime or pregame show of a national college football bowl game! We host marching band events at the Outback Bowl in Tampa, Florida and the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl in Atlanta, Georgia. Both give your band the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to march in a mass band performance in front of tens of thousands of cheering fans.

Outback Bowl: December 30, 2016 - January 2, 2017

Chick-fil-A Bowl: December 29, 2017 - January 1, 2018

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Masters of Music Event

Orchestra | Concert Band | Choir

Masters of Music

Your orchestra, concert band or choir can learn under some of the most renowned professionals in the music world during this special event at the Chicago Symphony Center. From watching the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to participating in clinics with current members, musicians will leave this event inspired. 

Event Date: April 20-23, 2017

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2017 Inauguration Educational Event

History | Social Studies | Politics

2017 Inauguration Educational Event

The 2017 Inauguration is coming up, and your students can witness this national event in Washington, D.C. Your group will be a part of history as you watch the newest president’s swearing in ceremony and inaugural address, as well as the Inaugural Parade and an inaugural gala. Students will also tour some of the must-see highlights of Washington, D.C., including the Smithsonian museums and the Arlington National Cemetery. 

Event Date: January 18-21, 2017

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2017 Inauguration Performance Event

Marching Band | Choir | Orchestra

2017 Inauguration Performance Event

Bands, choirs and orchestras can take part in all of the performance opportunities surrounding the 2017 presidential inauguration! In addition to witnessing the new president’s swearing in ceremony and inaugural address, your group can compete in the 2017 Inauguration Festival and Competition. Qualified marching bands can even march in the historic Inaugural Parade!

Event Date: January 18-21, 2017

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Mackinac Music Clinic

Concert Band | Choir | Orchestra

Mackinac Music Clinic

Looking for a music festival that’s not focused on competition? Taking place on the lovely Mackinac Island, this festival for orchestras, concert bands and choirs consists of clinics and performances that focus on cooperative learning. Students will also have the opportunity to enjoy the island itself, which is a car-free Victorian charmer on Lake Huron. 

Event Date: May 12-13, 2017 & May 19-20, 2017

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We also provide travel and performance opportunities to other popular festivals, parades and events not sponsored by Brightspark Travel.

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