Believe it or not, the 2015 tour season is just around the corner! And with another year of once-in-a-lifetime performance tours on the horizon, we thought we'd take a look at some of the most popular and exciting performance destinations to bring your group into 2015:
1. Orlando, FL
Brightspark is sending over 4,900 students to Orlando, and for good reason. With Universal Studios, Disney's performing arts opportunities, and The National Performing Arts Festival at Walt Disney World, the possibilities are endless! Participate in workshops, perform in front of landmark attractions in the Magic Kingdom or EPCOT, or march in a parade in Universal--whatever you choose, the experience will be magic.
2. Tampa, FL
Tampa ranks second on our list this because the Outback Bowl is already sold out! Performing in a New Year's Day bowl game has made Tampa a prime destination for any marching band.
3. Chicago, IL
Our home sweet home, Chicago, is a great place for you to take your bands, orchestras, and choirs for their tour. Students can take the main stage of Chicago Symphony Hall and participate in clinics with some of the best musicians in the world during Masters of Music. Students can also perform in Chicago's countless parks, plazas and museums.
4. New York, NY
New York is the epicenter of the performing arts and our tours put your students on some of the world's biggest stages, including famous churches and cathedrals, Ellis Island, and the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park. And don't forget a clinic with the famous New York Philharmonic. There is also the chance for choir and theatre students to perform during a Broadway show during Voices on Broadway.
5. Nashville, TN
Come to the center of the music industry and perform at some of the most famous venues in the world, including the Grand Ol' Opry, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and RCA Studio B. Students can hone their craft in clinics at Vanderbilt and Belmont Universities or take the stage at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Also, no Seven Nation Army is necessary to get the most out of your Nashville tour since students can also record their own vinyl at Jack White's Third Man Records.