Time Well Spent: Preparing Chaperones

Time Well Spent: Preparing Chaperones

A good chaperone can make a trip run smoothly. An ill-prepared chaperone can leave you feeling you have even more students to keep tabs on. Before accepting a volunteer’s offer to chaperone, make sure they have a clear understanding of their obligations. This might...
Teacher Feature: Tracy Wright

Teacher Feature: Tracy Wright

Motivated by his incredible passion for music education, Tracy Wright does it all. He’s been the Director of Bands at Ringgold High School since 2016, and was director at Ringgold Middle for 23 years before that. He heads to Seattle to assist with director programs at...
Teacher Feature: Dominick Caronna

Teacher Feature: Dominick Caronna

Dominick Caronna has years of history with teaching, travelling and performing. Head band director at Borther Martin High School since 2011, Caronna has seen the New Orleans school’s band through a whole lot, especially since he was a student at the school in the...
Mind Your Manners: Showing Kindness On the Road

Mind Your Manners: Showing Kindness On the Road

“Life is short, but there is always time enough for courtesy.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Recently, I was lucky enough to be in Oahu, Hawaii for a trip. Knowing the rental car situation had been especially dire there since the beginning of the pandemic, I went in expecting...
Be Prepared to Be Surprised

Be Prepared to Be Surprised

Change is part of life, and it’s a huge part of travel, but that doesn’t mean we’re always prepared for it. Even if you know to expect the unexpected, you also need to know how to deal with change in a healthy and productive manner. Everyone has their own way of...
Q&A: Performing at the Cherry Blossom Festival Parade

Q&A: Performing at the Cherry Blossom Festival Parade

Patrick Dailey has been working with Super Holiday Tours since he first started working as a band director, at Ardmore High School. Now he’s at Arab High School in Alabama, and they recently went on their first trip together! Dailey and his band students recently...