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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...

Who will win the Six Nations 2019?

England, Wales and Ireland head into the final weekend of the Six Nations all dreaming of winning the championships – but only one team will get to lift the Championship Trophy. With Wales...

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...

The ideal base for your Icelandic adventure

The perfect stop for school groups Located in the south of Iceland in the town of Selfoss, the Selfoss Hostel welcomes intrepid travellers looking for a place to spend the night after a day of...

Putting the ‘Grand’ into Grandvalira: a guided tour

Midway through my week-long ski trip to Andorra, I was lucky enough to meet up with Balkis de Seguin, International Sales for Grandvalira. On the cards was a guided tour of the wide variety of ski...

Tour Operator vs. Do It Yourself

So, you’re looking to book a school trip but you’re unsure whether it’s better to do it yourself or book through a tour operator? Well, if money is your biggest concern then yes, doing all of...

Exploring the Biggest Spa in Southern Europe

The first thing that strikes you when you gaze over the Andorra la Vella skyline is a piercing, glass, dagger structure, shard-like in its construction. Radiating the sunlight during the day and...

Give your language trip that ‘je ne sais quoi’

If you’re looking to give your budding linguists a language trip they won’t forget, then look no further! We give you the lowdown of our top language trip picks. You’ll venture deep into the...

Why Hotel Panorama is perfect for school ski groups

We’ve been sending ski groups to the 4-star Hotel Panorama in Andorra for years now, and there’s a reason why it constantly receives such positive feedback from our groups. Having just returned...
Grandvalira

A Beginners Guide to Grandvalira

If you’re on the hunt for a great value ski resort with hundreds of kilometres of well maintained pistes perfectly suited for school groups, look no further than Grandvalira. Here you’ll be...

Madesimo Through the Eyes of Tarporley High School

Last week I was lucky enough to spend a week with the students and staff of Tarporley High School as I accompanied them on their ski trip to Madesimo. Having been to Madesimo in December, I thought...