Thrilling Adventures…Close to Home

Did you know that awesome excursions are right here in your own backyard?  Or at least within a days’ travel?  Shorter trips still offer the features and feeling of a retreat, while keeping students closer to home.  Forum Music Festivals can be combined with a variety of appealing close to home travel for students.

Theme parks have re-opened – always a big hit for students.  Take a look at the many options for student groups.  Extra cleaning precautions ensure the safety of their guests, making theme parks among the safest places for student groups.

  • Musical performance opportunities and workshops.  Many parks offer space to perform or private workshops.
  • Outdoor attractions and activities. Which parks have plenty of outdoor rides versus indoor activities?  We can help with suggestions.
  • Great value for student groups.  Our theme park packages are an economical way to deliver adjudication, fun, and team spirit within your group.
  • Proactive about health and cleanliness  
    • Hand sanitation stations
    • Routine cleaning and sanitizing restrooms
    • Contactless payments in shops and dining locations.
    • Wiping down handrails and rides in an enhanced cleaning schedule.
  • Pre-ordered food options minimize standing in extra lines.  Theme Park meal vouchers are an easy way to feed the group.
  • Attendance monitoring.  Reservations may be required in some parks.   At Forum Festivals, when you purchase our festival package, your reservation is handled.
  • Virtual queues that emphasize social distancing or reducing wait times are becoming popular. 

Outdoor Experiences are also wonderful alternatives for student group outings.  Combine a Forum Festival with one of the following:

Theatre and Symphony performances go hand-in-hand with music education.  In California, this means that theatregoers must prove vaccination status.

  • Most theatres in California are now requiring proof of vaccination or possible proof of a negative COVID test, making indoor seating safer.
  • Masking is required in theatres.
  • Group seating, when possible, helps with social distancing inside the theatre.   

Creative alternatives for fun student festival outings could include:

  • Beach Day with Boxed Lunch – we can arrange box lunches to make it easy.
  • Step-on Guides on your bus will take your students on a guided tour of a new destination.  You select when the group can hop off the bus to explore a specific site.
  • Let’s book a Scavenger Hunt in a new city.  This is a great team-building activity.  For more details, contact us.
  • If a hotel stay is in your plans, schedule a trivia night.  Contact us for hotel rental space to host your own game night.
  • Let us book a night of bowling. Fun and competition while your students interact with each other.

As we inch towards a “new normal,” directors are re-building music programs, opening new doors for students, and deciding how music travel works in a post-quarantine world.  When your group is ready, we’re ready to help with support and assistance.  Close-to-home travel is a definite step in the direction of a well-rounded music education.  Let Forum Music Festivals help you get started.