Based on your band's size, experience, ability and repertoire, we'll hand-pick appropriate indoor or outdoor venues just for you. We guarantee your venue will be suitable for your ensemble.
We take care of all your instrument and equipment rental needs. Whether you need a tuba, sound system or large percussion instruments, we'll handle it for you.
Coach space is limited with your group's luggage. Upon request, we'll book an additional instrument truck to travel alongside your group carefully transporting your instruments.
We'll keep your instruments in a safe, separate location at your hotel, plus, we'll work with your venues or coach driver to ensure a safe storage space for your things during the performances.
Your Program Managers will work with you to determine how much time you will need and will coordinate this with your chosen venues.
Both our Comprehensive and Ultimate Insurance plans offer instrument insurance for traveling passengers. Upgrade to additional insurance by speaking with your Tour Consultant.
Your band's press kit is of the utmost importance when requesting to play in venues overseas. Our Ultimate Guide to Creating Your Band's Press Kit will guide you along the process of how to put this together.
Whether playing in an outdoor bandstand or a beautiful concert hall, repertoire selection is key to a successful band trip. We'll help you select your touring repertoire and pass it along to your venues for approval.
Uniforms, tuxedos or something else? We'll keep you informed of what band attire you'll need to bring and we'll even book your changing rooms in advance.
We know that your band's balance is important during your recruitment strategies. We'll help you keep an eye on your instrumentation as passengers register and can even hire ringers if you need them!
Looking to work with a local band while playing overseas? Want a workshop with a local band director? Or want to raise money for a certain charity during your performance? Ask us to include some of these options in your proposal.
"Encore's service and attention to detail was top notch. The Encore staff directed and assisted me through the myriad of details that it takes to put a trip together. The request for information is well organized and sequenced through the process so that it is not overwhelming. Their assistance in working through the problems of traveling with instruments was invaluable."
"We had an amazing experience with Encore. Sabrina and Maggie are absolutely amazing. They answered every panicked phone call and set my mind at ease on numerous occasions. I was treated as though I was their only client."
"Encore really thinks of everything - so well run, easy to participate, and truly a meaningful and impactful experience. I gained such great insight into the goals and strives of the organization and realized that there is no question that your company is extremely good at what it does! Thank you for this incredible experience!"
"The venues we performed in were incredibly humbling and beautiful. I will never forget the sense of awe and the gasp the students collectively had when they heard the echo after the cut off of the last note of our finale during rehearsal."
Your French Canadian tour begins in Montreal, the second largest French-speaking city in the world and home to a rich tradition of jazz music. Next, it's on to Quebec City with its fortified walls and cobblestones streets that will make you feel like you're in Europe!Full Itinerary
Welcome to the Big Apple, one of the greatest cities on earth! With the best of everything, there's a new adventure waiting for you everywhere you go.Full Itinerary
Multiple nights in Venice, Florence and Rome with performances in each location highlight this 9-day Italian itinerary. You'll explore the very best of all 3 cities including St. Mark's Square and Basilica in Venice, the Duomo and Michelangelo's David in Florence and the Sistine Chapel and Colosseum in Rome. In addition, you'll visit the lovely Tuscan village of Assisi, birthplace of St. Francis, to explore the wonderful Basilica.Full Itinerary
Every spring, Dublin is proud to host the St. Patrick's Day Festival, a 4-day international extravaganza. Imagine marching past Trinity College, Dublin Castle and City Hall while playing your music to a crowd of thousands! Travel with your band to the St. Patrick's Day Parade for an experience of a lifetime!
Plus perform in the prestigious Limerick International Band Festival, explore Dublin and Belfast, and more. Apply today!
Rhythms International Festivals offer musical groups in the USA and Canada a unique adjudicated festival experience. Each festival is a non-competitive, educational event where ensembles perform in local venues for three expert adjudicators. Every group receives a full hour on stage which includes time for their performance and a Masterclass with a clinician. The festival wraps up with an Awards Banquet dinner and dance, featuring a live band and jam session where students are invited to play. View our sample 4 day itinerary!