Who We Work With

Who We Work With

Over the years, we have developed strong working relationships with a number of the leading subject and music associations and directories in the UK, all of which we are extremely proud of. 

Subject associations aim to aid teachers, students and academics in furthering their subject related knowledge and understanding. We know we can’t provide you with first-class tour experiences if we aren’t constantly developing our knowledge, understanding and relationships too.

Educational Trip Associations

Geographical Association

The GA is an independent charity with a core objective to further geographical knowledge and understanding through education. The GA promotes and supports geography teaching by producing high quality resources for teachers, running CPD events and influencing policy makers. As a subject association it is the members that give the GA its strength.

The GA was formed by five geographers in 1893 to share ideas and learn from each other. Today, the GA’s purpose is the same and it remains an independent association.

The GA supports teachers, students, tutors and academics at all levels of education through journals, publications, training events, projects, websites and by lobbying government about the importance of geography. It also hosts a popular Annual Conference and Exhibition every Easter which welcomes around 900 participants from all over the world and features the UK’s largest exhibition of geographical resources.

For more information about the GA, visit their website:

Geographical Association
The Scottish Association of Geography Teachers

The SAGT are a Scotland-based subject association dedicated to further development and teaching of Geography. They are proud to be among the most active of subject associations and each year work hard to support Geography teachers around the country. The association is regularly consulted by SQA and other bodies about various Geography matters, thereby playing an important part in promoting the profile of the subject.

For more information about the SAGT, visit their website:

Scottish Association of Geography Teachers
The Historical Association

The Historical Association has been supporting the study and enjoyment of history since 1906. With over 6,000 members the HA is the major national organisation representing the case for an historical education to policy makers and ministers. We advise on curriculum issues at all levels and campaign for access to specialist historical knowledge and collections. Today there are over 50 branches around the UK.

For more information about the HA, visit their website:

The Historical Association
The Scottish Association of Teachers of History

The SATH is a forum for Scottish History Teachers to comment on developments in education in Scotland, share new ideas and resources and provide training for history teachers through its conferences. It also regularly provides views on developments such as education for citizenship or the current curriculum review. Above all, SATH seeks to raise awareness of the importance of History within the Scottish curriculum.

For more information about the SATH, visit their website:

Scottish Association of Teachers of History
The Association for Language Learning

The Association for Language Learning (ALL) is the major subject association for those involved in teaching foreign languages at all levels. There are currently 4,500 members. The Association actively promotes the teaching and learning of foreign languages by providing information and publications, organising professional development activities and acting as a public voice on behalf of members.

For more information about the ALL, visit their website:

Association for Language Learning
Joint Association of Classics Teachers

JACT is a membership organisation dedicated to supporting the teaching of classical subjects at all levels. We have the dual aims of defending the teaching and learning of Classics at a national level, and encouraging networking and information sharing amongst teachers, students and any other individuals working in Classics.

For more information about JACT, visit their website:

Joint Association of Classical Teachers

Concert Tour Associations

Choir of the Year - Proud to be a 'Friend of Choir of the Year'

Choir of the Year is a UK-wide choral competition open to any amateur choir of between 8 and 100 singers. Founded in 1984, it celebrates our world-class choral tradition through a series of live events and BBC television and radio broadcasts. It is a great opportunity for choirs to pick up new performance and repertoire ideas, sing to a large audience and be supportive critics of each other.

“We were extremely proud to be calling ourselves a ‘Friend of Choir of the Year’ in 2016, as well as 2014,” says Concert Tours Assistant Manager, Eleanor Harvey. “Having worked with choirs from all over the UK for over 50 years, we know how important international choir tours can be for increasing a singer’s confidence and creating an unexplainable bond amongst a group; we know that a competition such as Choir of the Year offers the same great benefits.”

For more information about Choir of the Year, visit their website:

The Music Masters Association

The Music Masters Association (MMA) is the national association for Music Teaching Professionals. They are one of the longest-established and largest music education member organisations in the UK, with a wide range of backgrounds including newly qualified teachers, instrumental and private teachers, classroom teachers, music administrators, Directors of Music and retired music teachers.

The MMA exists to serve its members and support them as they deliver first-class music education that continues traditional values whilst embracing new technologies. The MMA connects you with a network of like-minded professionals who are passionate about music and its potential to enrich the lives of young people.

For more information about the MMA, visit their website:

Making Music

Making Music is the UK’s number one organisation for voluntary music. Their 3,000 members include choirs, orchestras, music promoters, jazz and wind bands, community festivals, samba groups and more. They come for the expert help they need to set up, run and develop music in their communities.

Their priorities include helping their membership flourish, lobbying on behalf of their members and the wider voluntary music making community, and encouraging participation in music as a means to enhance personal and community well-being.

For more information about Making Music, please visit their website:


National Association of Choirs

The NAC is an organisation run by volunteer officers with the aim of promoting choral music across the UK. To do this they provide help and assistance to member choirs via their website, periodic magazines News & Views, contact numbers and email addresses.

For more information about the National Association of Choirs, please visit their website:



The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) is the UK's professional body for musicians and a nationally recognised subject association for music.

The ISM are dedicated to promoting the importance of music and protecting the rights of those working in the music profession. They support over 8,300 members across the UK and Ireland with legal advice and representation, comprehensive insurance and specialist services.

For more information about the ISM, please visit their website:



The all-encompassing resource for bands, including news, reviews, classifieds and much more.

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Gerontius is the dream site for choirs and lovers of choral music. On the Gerontius site you will find searchable directories of UK choirs and choral concerts, as well as other choral music resources including a member forum.

For more information about Gerontius, please visit their website:


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When you choose Rayburn Tours, you can rest assured that you're in safe hands thanks to our:

  • Robust Safety Management System
  • Generic Risk Assessments
  • ABTA Bonding and ATOL Licensing

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