We understand that the Concert Band forms the core of a school’s band program. We know that these large bands are often multi-aged and need to use the full range of woodwind and brass instruments. Our experience with transporting such instruments is second to none. We also have contacts ‘in country’, should you choose to hire your large percussion. Because of our knowledge and experience in the UK, USA and NZ we are able to source clinicians from major universities & schools.
Popular destinations for school music trips include Argentina, Australia, Europe, New Zealand and the USA. Student Horizons will work with you and support you throughout to create an inspiring and memorable experience.
Check out the below destinations perfect for your overseas school concert band tour...
||“I am overwhelmed by the support we received for this tour before, during and afterwards. It was great to have Jane on the tour and made it easier for us to focus on the kids. Everything was just so easy and efficient. Thanks so much, we are recommending you left right and center."
"This was such a pain-free process. I was kept well-informed and my questions were answered very promptly. Took away a lot of stress.”
Tour Leader, Feilding High School, European Music Tour
||“Student Horizons is a company that I have been advocating for since my introduction to them last October. Within one week of making my initial enquiry, the company director, Mr Jamie Wansey travelled from New Zealand to Brisbane to meet with me directly and discuss the option of touring with Student Horizons. His initial passion, commitment and interest in my suggested aims and objectives of such tours from St Mary’s College made it an easy decision. The continued support from Jamie and his staff was incredible, as was the organisation and liaison with Suzanne Whitlock. Further to their commitment, Richard (Programme Development Manager) managed the operation on the ground in New Zealand and had an uncanny ability to ‘pop up’ anywhere and everywhere and support our tour 24/7 – no small feat for a 7 foot Welsh man! Our final thank you must go to Kaitlin, this ‘gritty’ ever determined Florida native was the champion of our tour. Her blog post was outrageously kind! Her intimate involvement and interaction with our group was highlighted in her ability to reflect on each touring member. She sprinted the streets of Auckland, bowled her first strike in ten pin bowling, discovered the great game of Netball and climbed every mountain that we did – whilst at the same time, organising the transportation, coordinating the rooming arrangements, picking up lunches, double checking dietary requirements and getting in ‘some’ sleep. The Student Horizons team was remarkable in every way, and I have no hesitation in recommending them to any school or organisation.”
Tour Leader, St Mary's College, Ipswich, New Zealand Choral & Netball Tour
Grace Morton – Head of Music Tours
Grace is a proud Kiwi, born and raised on the North Shore of Auckland. Grace completed a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music conjoint degree in 2014, majoring in Performance Voice, Psychology and Art History and in 2016, completed her Bachelor of Music (Honours) with First Class Honours in Performance Voice. Making regular appearances as a mezzo-soprano soloist, Grace has experience in performing both as a soloist and as a chorister. Grace is a current member of Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir as one of the top choral singers in the country, under the direction of Dr. Karen Grylls.
Travelling the world with Voices New Zealand and other choral groups has given Grace the opportunity to perform in some of the most sought after venues in the world such as St Paul’s Cathedral, London and The Musikverein, Vienna. Grace is also a cellist and had the opportunity to travel the world with both the school choir and the orchestra at high school, and is incredibly passionate about providing those same opportunities for school students throughout New Zealand.
After directing two high school choirs and through her experience as a private singing tutor, she has gained a passion for teaching and inspiring young and artistic minds. Grace strongly believes in the importance of choral music within schools and communities to bring people together in a safe and artistic space.