2017 Percy Grainger Wind Band Festival Applications Open Today

The Percy Grainger Wind Band Festival is quickly becoming a classic event in Chicago.  Since 2010, the concert finale of this event has featured some of the finest wind ensembles from across North America performing amazing renditions of Grainger’s masterpieces … Continue reading

Now Accepting Choirs for Z. Randall Stroope Choral Event in Chicago, March 16-18, 2017

Windy City Festival Chorus - Z. Randall Stroope

For the fifth year in a row, we will have the honor of hosting Dr. Z. Randall Stroope, one of the country’s leading composers of choral music, for an exclusive choral event in Chicago – the Windy City Choral Festival. … Continue reading

The D.C. Boys Choir Lets Their Passion Lead the Way Through Italy

D.C. Boys Choir - 2015 Italy Tour

The D.C. Boys Choir is a rare gem in today’s choral world.  Started in 1993 by the inimitable Eleanor Stewart, the choir came to fruition at a time when crime in the nation’s capital was high and many inner city … Continue reading

Applications for the 2017 St. Patrick’s Festival Parade in Dublin

St. Patrick's Festival Parade Dublin

Pop quiz: Where would you rather be on St. Patrick’s Day? New York City Chicago Dallas Sitting at home DUBLIN If you’re a marching band director, you probably know there are incredible parades in many of the major cities in … Continue reading

How to Have an Incredible European Concert Tour on a Budget (plus get a free trip in it for yourself)

USC Trojan Band in London

You know all the benefits of a European concert tour.  Maybe you went on one while in college, or you’ve heard from your colleagues about their remarkable life-changing experiences.  Or, you used to plan them all the time before switching … Continue reading

Tax Deductions for Concert Tours

Have you ever wondered about the possibility of deducting your concert tour expenses from your tax return? Well, it’s true, and now you can! We have noticed a HUGE increase in our clients’ interest in claiming certain concert tour expenses … Continue reading

Los Angeles Youth Orchestra Tours Europe

Los Angeles Youth Orchestra Performance at the Rudolfinum in Prague

We are honored to have worked with the Los Angeles Youth Orchestra (LAYO) on their recent tour to Austria and the Czech Republic. The orchestra, under the direction of renowned conductor, composer, and educator Russell Steinberg, performed for enthusiastic audiences … Continue reading

A Letter from Gary Schwartzhoff: The Historical Importance of FDR’s Four Freedoms

The following is a guest post by Dr. Gary R. Schwartzhoff, Artistic Director and Conductor of the Four Freedoms Choral Festival. The Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) has shaped not just the United States of America, but the world … Continue reading