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Washington DC Performance Tours: DC on Stage

Washington, DC
Washington D.C. Performance Tours

Washington DC Performance Tours: DC on Stage

Washington, DC

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Destination: Washington, DCType: MusicSubject: Choir, Orchestra, Clinics / Workshops, Concert Band

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The relationship between performance arts, culture and politics comes to life with a Washington, D.C. performance tour. Students can discover the influence the city had on local performers like John Philip Sousa and Duke Ellington; enjoy one of many performances at the centrally-located John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; and see the impact performance made on American culture at related Smithsonian Museums. This performance tour also takes student travelers to famed D.C. sights such as the National Mall and the Newseum.

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Highlights

  • Participate in a Private Music Clinic
  • Take a Tour of Sousa Hall, the Marine Barracks Annex
  • Perform at the World War II Memorial
  • Perform at Walter Reed Memorial Hospital’s Wounded Warrior Wing
  • SAMPLE ITINERARY

Day 1

Arrive in Washington, D.C.

Visit Arlington National Cemetery

Visit the Women in the Military Memorial

The Women in Military Service for America Memorial is memorial established by the U.S. federal government which honors women who have served in the United States Armed Forces.

Visit the Kennedy Gravesites

Since Jackie Kennedy lit the “eternal flame” at her husband’s funeral, the torch has continuously burnt besides the grave of John F. Kennedy. Jackie O. and Robert F. Kennedy rest at nearby Arlington sites.

Visit the Challenger Memorial

Seventy-three seconds into the mission, the Challenger exploded and fell into the sea. This memorial honors the astronauts who lost their lives.

Enjoy Lunch

Take a Picture at the White House

Visit the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial and the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

Commemorating three of the most influential Americans, these National Mall Memorials are a pivotal part of any Washington, D.C. Tour.

Enjoy Dinner

Check into Your Hotel

students at white house

Day 2

Enjoy Breakfast at Your Hotel

Participate in a Private Music Clinic

Take a Tour of Sousa Hall, the Marine Barracks Annex

Enjoy Lunch

Visit the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum

The most visited museum in the United States is home to 60,000 objects, including the Wright Flyer from 1903, the Spirit of St. Louis, the Apollo 11 Command Module and the first colored picture of Mars.

Perform at the World War II Memorial

Perform at a stunning, 56-pillar memorial that commemorates the Americans who served in World War II.

Enjoy Dinner

students performing at ww2 memorial in washington dc

Day 3

Enjoy Breakfast at Your Hotel

Perform at Walter Reed Memorial Hospital’s Wounded Warrior Wing

Enjoy Lunch

Visit the Newseum

This seven-story museum highlights the history, logistics and technology of journalism with stunning interactive exhibits and five state-of-the-art theaters. In an actual TV studio, students can try out authentic equipment as they tape their own news broadcast.

Visit the Vietnam War Memorial

On a black granite wall, the names of the 58,000 veterans who lost their lives in the Vietnam War are listed in chronological order

Visit the Lincoln Memorial

The location of Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech, the Doric temple dedicated to the 16th president is one of our Nation’s most memorable locations.

Enjoy a Moonlight Cruise on the Potomac River

students at newseum

Day 4

Enjoy Breakfast at Your Hotel

Check Out of Hotel

Tour the U.S. Capitol and Visitor Center

Visit the home of the United States Congress and tour the exteriors of the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress and several influential government office building.

Visit the Library of Congress

With over 158,000 items in its ever-expanding collection, the world’s largest library is home to rare pieces such as one of the three remaining Gutenberg Bibles.

Depart for Home

students at the library of congress in washington dc

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    It was a fantastic trip! Better than I could ever have imagined.

    - Tina M., New York
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  • Washington, D.C. Student Tour Review

    We just returned from a Brightspark trip to Washington, D.C. I was one of the chaperones and I really enjoyed the experience! I would recommend Brightspark Travel to anyone.

    - Sandy G., Texas
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