Reply To: Spring Trip
I do MANY trips with my top touring guitar ensemble. They do a tour to New Mexico (neighboring state) at the University as well as high school performances. We do trips around our community. We also take at least one major trip to a Heritage Festival. They do not always hire the most helpful judges (that are guitar specific); however, the criticism is always very positive and helpful. It also exposes guitar to the rest of this world. Every 3-4 years they do an international tour (past tours were to Germany/Austria, Peru and next trip is through Italy). It is definitely a way to get excellence from your ensemble…and the kids love to perform!