James Smith

In Loving Memory of James Smith

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear colleague and friend, James Smith. Join us in remembering and celebrating the extraordinary life of a loving son, brother, husband, father, and cherished member of our Encore family.

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Elevated Experiences for the Musically Minded Traveler

We are thrilled to announce our newest offering, Encore Experiences, which provides individual travelers with privileged access to some of Europe's most incredible musical and cultural destinations.

With Encore Experiences, we will take you behind the scenes to provide context to the music you love by offering exclusive access to musicians, venues, famous ensembles, instrument makers and so much more.

Featuring luxurious accommodations, mouth-watering culinary delights, and unparalleled access to the world's greatest musical highlights, we guarantee there's nothing quite like an Encore Experience!

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Band Trips

Why Encore

With Encore Tours, performing before a packed concert hall in historic cities can be more than a dream; we not only take you to inspiring venues, we also provide all the behind-the- scenes support you need to make performance magic happen. We guarantee audiences at all performances, and we take care of the details so you can enjoy the trip of a lifetime.

Full Trip Customization

With your musical goals in mind, we'll customize a performance trip just for you; coordinating the perfect balance of rehearsals, performances, meals and sightseeing excursions.

Renowned Concert Venues

Our concert venues are hand-picked for your ensemble. The stage layout is pre-planned, concert assistance is provided and you'll have an audience, guaranteed!

Commitment to Music Ed

Encore is committed to supporting music educators and programs at home. Our Music Ed Resource Center offers a variety of educational materials for music teachers.

Quality Travel Bookings

Centrally-located hotels, restaurants featuring the local cuisine, the best tour managers in the business, access to top sightseeing excursions and more!

Individual Billing

We handle all of the billing and collections for each participant! Passengers are equipped with their own online trip account and directors can monitor tour details.

Fabulous Fundraiser

When you travel overseas with Encore, you'll receive a free five-day trip to Paris or London for two to raffle off in your community; the perfect way to raise funds for your tour!

Insurance For All

Passengers are covered by our basic insurance policy including health and trip cancellation insurance. Upgrade options available including added instrument insurance!


As a smaller division of ACIS and AIFS, we reap the benefits of additional financial backing and security, specialized insurance policies and more.

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Download Fundraising on a Major Scale

Whether you're raising money for new uniforms, additions to your music library, or an upcoming performance tour, every ensemble needs to fundraise! Our fundraising guide offers hundreds of useful tips for planning an annual fundraising calendar and promoting your fundraisers, as well as a sample sponsorship packet to help you get started. Download our free guide today!

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Prelude Music Director Networking Event Overseas

Prelude is an annual professional networking and development weekend for musical directors and a companion. Qualify for free when you register your ensemble for an international concert tour with Encore. Held over the Martin Luther King weekend in January, recent destinations include Vienna and Prague. Scope out a new destination for future travel, exchange ideas with fellow directors and attend cultural and musical sites and events. 100% of participants to date, rated Prelude as "Excellent"!

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Graduate Level Credits for Music Teachers

You're passionate about your work. The hours you devote to building your ensemble prove it. And for all of your hard work, Encore Tours offers you Graduate Level Professional Development Units/Credits provided by one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in California, and accepted by school districts throughout the USA.

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Repertoire Library

Need some inspiration for your next performance tour? View the actual repertoires used by past Encore Group Leaders! Our easily searchable database features hundreds of unique repertoires that can be filtered by country, venue, ensemble type, and more. A truly unique benefit for all of our travelers!

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Planning Your Recruitment Meetings

Every music program depends on its upcoming musicians, and the future success of a director's music department is largely dependent on their ability to recruit well. Unfortunately, simply relying on an announcement or flyer just does not work. We have seen time and time again that expecting students to sign up for a performance tour on their own isn't a winning formula. Don't worry though! We have got you covered.

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Customize Your Tour

Are you ready to take your ensemble to new places? Get a quote from one of our tour consultants who will help you customize a performance trip to meet your goals.

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