Posted: 06 November 2017
One of our schools from West Yorkshire had a wonderful music tour to South Holland.
On returning from his tour Matt, their party leader commented: “A tour is something every school musician should have the chance to experience. The destination, concerts, excursions and experience were amazing.”
Club Europe Senior Account Manager Hannah Bastick worked with Matt on the tour: “Working with Hannah has been an absolute pleasure. We have worked with Hannah on a number of tours and I couldn’t recommend her enough; she is polite, clear with deadlines, goes the extra mile and makes things very clear.
“I was most impressed with the contact with the team, the helpful nature of the people and the useful advice on where to go when.
“The accommodation exceeded my expectations. What a brilliant destination, central with easy to reach venues and activities. It was great to be by the beach, this was so helpful. This was one of the best destinations we have been to; a really good place to stay.
The school’s mixed ensembles performed in a music festival while on tour: “There was lots of passing audience due to the outside nature of the venue. We had a really good audience reaction, lovely comments from audience members and it was great to be part of the festival. We even got a framed certificate!”
“Alice, our Tour Manager was brilliant. She brought things together brilliantly from start to finish, nothing was too much trouble. She was always in touch with the venues, liaising with the organisers and acting as the go between to ensure it all worked.
“I can’t talk highly enough of Alice. She made sure it was a success; she was stunning.
“Our drivers were also brilliant throughout, really polite, helpful, knew what was going on and an absolute pleasure to work with.
Matt summed up: “Your staff were simply stunning: Ed, Hannah, the coach drivers and the wonderful van drivers, who need a big mention for their excellent work and Alice is a gem, so keen to get everything right.
“This was one of, if not the best, tour we have ever done, thank you all for making it a success.”
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Anthony Chew, Head of Music, Darwen Aldridge Community Academy, Lancashire.
Jane Werry, Head of Music, Hayes School, Kent.
James Williams, Llandovery College, Carmarthenshire.