Concert

The benefits of playing brass

Based on the results of a study carried out by Dr Michael Bonshor and Dr Vicky Williamson for High Notes magazine, it’s clear that most brass players experience a whole host of significant...

Top tips for taking big groups on tour

When visiting the Director of Music at Mount St Mary’s College last October, it was clear to see why Lucy Kitchener’s tours abroad are so successful. Although the necessary planning required is...

The ultimate travel bucket list for Game of Thrones fans

With the epic Game of Thrones TV fantasy series airing for the final time last week, many fans have been left with a little GOT sized hole in their lives. Sound familiar? If you’ve been glued to...

¡Qué Extraño! 3 spectacular Spanish festivals you’ve never heard of!

There are many things that undeniably define a country, and Spain has more than its fair share! From the country’s cooking to its history, there’s a long list of iconic features embedded into the...

‘Life in plastic, it’s not fantastic’

Life in plastic may have been fantastic for Aqua back in the 90s, but today… not so much. Last year I spent 6 months travelling around 7 countries in Australasia, America and Asia; each very...

Top tips for choirs from leading industry professionals

The first UK Choir Festival event of 2019 in Manchester may seem like a distant memory, but as we gear up for the next event in York in just a couple of weeks, we reminisce… Hundreds of choristers...

Are you a parent getting in touch about your child’s trip?

Are you a parent? Do you have a question or query about your child’s trip with Rayburn Tours? If the answer is ‘yes’ to both of those questions, then read on.

Rayburn Tours buys Essex-based Sports Tours Ltd to expand travel opportunities for young people

School travel specialist Rayburn Tours is pleased to announce its purchase of the Essex-based company Sports Tours Ltd – a leading provider of UK tournaments and European tours for the youth sports...

Important information on Brexit

Britain had been due to leave the European Union with an initial extension of the 12th April, but another delay to Brexit has been agreed, meaning that the current departure date now stands at 31st...

A Guide to Branding Your Music Ensemble

Branding is all about creating an image that captures who you are as an ensemble. It’s a feeling, an association, an identity – something that people think of when they hear your name. So to get...

What was life like before social media?

What was life like before social media? News headlines around the world read “Facebook Outage: WhatsApp and Instagram also affected” – and it seems the world went into meltdown! According to a...

How can an international concert tour benefit your youth ensemble?

‘Next level’ inspiration With over 50 years of experience creating inspirational tour experiences for youth ensembles, we at Rayburn Tours know how much young musicians stand to gain from going...