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Top 5 Cities to Experience America's Music History

Written by Brightspark Travel

From Chicago to Nashville to New York, the U.S. showcases its diverse musical traditions in iconic cities and venues where your band, choir, orchestra, or theatre group can connect with the very best of the professional music world. Click below to download our latest infographic and learn more about each destination.

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4 Tips for Improving Your Marching Band’s Posture

Written by Brightspark Travel

Posture is one of the most important aspects of marching band. It fixes almost all of the band’s issues. Standing tall with great posture will help your students march better, sound better, play louder and have better shoulders in your slides. Here are a few tips and analogies for improving student posture during marching band.

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A Traveling Band’s Dilemma: Rent Instruments or Bring Your Own?

Written by Brightspark Travel

When it comes to traveling with your band, there are a couple things you have to figure out before you go. One of the most difficult decisions is choosing whether you should travel with your own instruments or rent instruments at the location.

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Director Shares About His Disney World Marching Band Tour

Written by Brightspark Travel

This year, band director Josh R. brought his marching band to perform in Walt Disney World for the first time. The trip was successful, and Josh hopes to start a tradition of performance travel at his school. We were lucky enough to get insights into his experience planning and going on tour.

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Band Uses Pyware to Prep for Performance at Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

Written by Brightspark Travel

Band Director Ron Lambert tells us how he uses Pyware software to help his marching band prepare for national marching band events such as the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl!

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History of the Marching Band Uniform

Written by Brightspark Travel

When you watch marching bands perform at events such as the Outback Bowl, you probably enjoy seeing the elaborate uniforms bands choose and the ways they impact the performance. To celebrate the time and creativity directors put into band uniforms, take a look at their history from medieval times to the present.

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[Video] Students Experience Marching Band Event

Written by Brightspark Travel

What is a bowl game marching band festival like? This new video takes you through all of the thrilling performances, insightful clinics and group bonding experiences. Prepare for inspiration.

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3,800 Marching Band Students. 2 Football Fields. Watch Now.

Written by Brightspark Travel

This year we brought the country’s most talented marching bands to the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and the Outback Bowl for pre-game and halftime show extravaganzas. Watch these marching band events in action.

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Dr. Richard Miles Opens Up About the Outback Bowl and Music Education

Written by Brightspark Travel

Richard Miles conducting Brightspark's massed band during the 2015 Outback Bowl halftime show. 

We spoke with Dr. Richard B. Miles, the principal conductor of the Outback Bowl’s massed band halftime show, about the advantages of this national event, tips for excelling as a music educator and more.

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Music Please, Maestro

Written by Brightspark Travel

Traveling with a group is always challenging, but the rewards far outweigh the work involved. This is especially true when traveling with a school music group. Taking a music group on the road offers your students wonderful opportunities to play in some of the best venues in the world and have that once-in–a-lifetime performance experience. To make sure your students are given the optimal chance to perform their best, work with your travel partner in advance to ensure they know exactly what you need. Here are some important questions to ask:

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