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Youth Group

Happy Birthday Council for Learning Outside the Classroom!

Advocating learning outside the classroom walls for all pupils as an integral part of their school career, CLOtC’s primary focus is to provide students with a rounded education.   Kim...

Top free things to do on a school trip to Paris

Home to some of the world’s most famous hotels and restaurants, as well as being the headquarters for top luxury brands, Paris certainly has a reputation for being an expensive city. But that’s...

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...

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...

How can an international concert tour benefit your youth ensemble?

Inspiration is what moves us to do something, and with everything going on right now, we could do with some. We know things are a bit different now – schools remaining closed, rehearsals moved...
Buildings situated along the river in a Belgium city

Belgium in action – an itinerary in a nutshell

At Rayburn Tours, we live to create the ultimate trip. An experience to remember. One that will bring your musicians together and leave them with memories to last a lifetime. A key part of this is to...

New York & Washington in action – an itinerary in a nutshell

At Rayburn Tours, we live to create the ultimate trip. An experience to remember. One that will enhance your singers’ understanding of the world around them, support their learning and leave them...
social-media

Who to follow on social media in 2019 – concert

The abyss of social media, where do you begin? You create your profile, chose your most flattering profile picture and write a little something about yourself…you’re in! Now you’ve got to...

Hitting the high notes in New York

The Perlan Museum

5 places you have to visit whilst in Dublin!

A windmill in the Netherlands

My top picks for Music Tours to The Netherlands!