Since our beginning in 1991, Educational Travel Adventures has taken thousands of students on tours throughout the world. We know there’s no tool more powerful than seeing your classroom come to life in the real world. That’s why we strive to provide unique learning opportunities that meet your specific educational goals, making each of our programs the experience of a lifetime for your students.
Why Travel with ETA?
ETA isn't your conventional tour company. We create personalized tour packages centered around your goals, so there’s no limit to the opportunities available to you. Participate in parades, festivals, competitions and other music events at stages and venues across the globe!
Our team includes band directors, music educators and professional musicians to ensure that our programs offer concrete educational value and career insight. Our years of experience and industry network means we truly understand the ins and outs of operating a smooth performance tour!
March in parades across the country, from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, to the National Cherry Blossom Festival parade in Washington D.C., to the Rose Parade in California. You could even travel abroad and march down the streets of Dublin in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade or through the west end of London in The London New Years Day Parade!
Theme Parks like Six Flags Great Adventure are a fun and family-friendly location for your band to show off their skills! A band trip to a Disney or Universal Studios park offers groups the chance to both perform for a live audience and participate in educational workshops!
Festivals & Competitions
Foster growth, cooperation, and friendly competition at special band events around the country! See the newest ideas and talent at the Midwest Band Clinic in Chicago, IL; or show off your group's talent at the Wind Guard International in Dayton, OH and the Bands of America Grand Nationals in Indianapolis, IN.
ETA staff was incredible. They bent over backwards to accommodate changes, meals, family requests, etc. The service was unbeatable, and they were knowledgeable of NYC itinerary needs! The online payment system and detailed itinerary were super helpful. The eight ETA bus Tour Managers were incredible.
"ETA performance programs are the best programs out there. They are thoughtfully planned with enough time for education, down time, and fun. We enjoy working with their staff because they are flexible to our needs and last minute requests!"
- Christina, Music Director
- Garth, Band Director
Check out these unique opportunities from ETA!
Hope for the Heroes - Nashville, TN
Hope for the Heroes is the perfect combination of music, sight-seeing, and volunteerism. Select vocal and instrumental ensembles will gather in Music City to record and perform a professional album in support of our Nation's Wounded Veterans. A celebrity musician will perform alongside students and be featured on the album.
From The Band Room to Broadway Show & Workshop - New York, NY
Hailed by the New York Times for her “magnificently sweet tone,” Broadway oboist, Keve Wilson, shares a 45-minute autobiographical whirlwind of her life in music. Students get to see firsthand the dedication it takes to have a career as professional musician. With innovative programming and virtuosic playing, Keve combines memories of her high school practice room with stories of life in a Broadway orchestra pit, in a Hollywood recording studio, and on the road touring the world.
ETA is a tight-knit team of expert travelers, tour designers and caring people – all highly motivated to empower teachers to unlock the life changing potential of their classroom through educational tours.