“Dear Tour-Rific Team,
The Boys Choir had a fabulous weekend at the Dixie Dude Ranch. It continues to be our very favorite trip. We lucked into beautiful weather throughout. As usual the staff of the ranch was amazing. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. We had extremely happy families as we got back in last night.
Our bus driver, by the way, was top notch. Polite, on time and extremely helpful! We liked him a lot!
Attached is a picture of our group at the lodge.
Thanks again for helping us take such great trips!”
Spring Branch Boys Choir
“Thanks for a great trip. Appreciate all of the hard work everyone at Tour-Rific did to make this possible. The buses were great and the hotel was amazing.”
Director of Choirs
Deer Park High School
Deer Park, TX
“Good morning Tour-Rific,
Thanks for another awesome trip — we had a blast!
The hotel and its staff were really wonderful; I would highly recommend it for other groups.
The sculpture gardens were beautiful. One of our chaperones is a sculptor who actually has a piece there so we had an excellent guide!
The dinner cruise and jazz brunch; food was good and the ensembles were terrific; some of the kids even sang with the group on the boat. Everything went smoothly, and a good time was had by all. We really LOVED our driver. He went above and beyond and took very good care of us.
Lanier Middle School Choir
“For many years now, we have been using Sandi, Caye and all of the other wonderful people at Tour-Rific for all of our Technical Theatre field trips within the United States. All have been successful! The Tour-Rific customer service formula is consistent and second to none. With attention to every detail and willingness to hear feedback, we always feel like their most important customer. I would recommend their services without hesitation.”
David H. Poole
Westlake Community Performing Arts Center at Westlake High School
“Suzi, just having my room on a different floor is so nice but the view is out of this world!!! Thank you so much for always taking care of me and my kiddos. Love the tote bag and chocolates too, I feel beyond spoiled! Thank you for everything! Tour-Rific of Texas fan for life!”
Director, Timber Creek High School Drill Team
“Hello fabulous ladies,
We had a GREAT time on our trip! The girls did not want to have to come home, and lasting memories were made. Thank you so much for planning such a great trip — it made our life as directors much easier knowing that those small details were taken care of!”
Rebecca A. Belter
Head Dance Teacher
Kempner Brigade Dance Team Director
Kempner High School
“Dear Tour-Rific staff,
On behalf of the Morton Ranch High School Orchestra, we want to thank you for a truly memorable and fantastic out of state trip! My students and I were treated so wonderfully and had an incredible time in Branson. Every aspect of our trip was well organized and hospitable. We are also so grateful for the opportunity to have a clinic and perform at the Legends in Concert show. It was really a neat and unique opportunity!
Thank you for all of your time and work to help our group have such a great experience. All of the stops on our itinerary were exciting and the students loved every part of it. It was really a stellar and exciting trip!”
Renee Gilliland—Director of Orchestras
Morton Ranch High School
“Just wanted to report on the boys choir trip to Austin. Everything went really smoothly! We had a great time despite the rain. All of the attractions were ready for us when we got there. The hotel was great as was our bus driver. The bus was state of the art which we really liked.
All in all a fabulous time! Thanks as always for all you do to make our trips great!”
Director Spring Branch Boys Choir
“It was amazing!! The kids were great, and had a wonderful time. Thanks to you, and your entire staff for making this happen for us.”
David Gresens—Director of Bands
Klein High School
“Just a quick note to say “THANK YOU” for a wonderful trip to Washington, D.C.. Everything was absolutely perfect! Cadets wanted to stay to see the snow! :-) Please extend my heartfelt thanks to everyone at Tour-Rific for making this trip painless.”
Wanda L. Ewing, Major, USAF (Retired)—Senior Aerospace Science Instructor
Cypress Woods High School
“Sandi & Co.:
On behalf of the directors, students and chaperones at Stevenson, I'd like to thank you for another wonderful band trip.
Your attention to detail, as well as your flexibility and responsiveness to our particular ideas, needs & customs helped ensure another great trip for all involved.
Through each of these past 5 tours together, I've appreciated many of your practices…
- the transparency of costs which have allowed us to estimate expenses very closely for our students—even 12-14 months in advance.
- the opportunity to have one of you travel with us to ensure that all the fine details of each tour component are worked out in real time, and any unexpected challenges (there have been just just a few), are met head-on by you with service providers.
- the experience you bring to planning tour activities.
- the wide variety of activities you have been able to offer on each tour.
- and much more…
On a personal note, it was a pleasure to plan and execute this trip with you, which was my last trip before retiring from Stevenson. I was confident going in that—while tours with 200-300 students and adults are always a lot of work—there was never any need for worries or doubts that you would all cover all of the bases thoroughly. We have received many, many enthusiastically grateful emails from parents of students who participated. The Stevenson Band Directors & chaperones know that it was your team and our team working together that was the key to an exceptional tour filled with music, learning, fun, cultural and historical content and context and amazing performances and sightseeing events.
Thank you for all of your collaborative hard work on our behalf.
Jeff Slepak (Retired)
Stevenson HS Bands
“I highly recommend Tour-Rific of Texas. Having taken many trips with middle school and high school bands and orchestras, all organized by Tour-Rific of Texas, I can state with extreme confidence that Sandi Kerth and her very capable staff will ensure that the logistics of your trip are arranged to your satisfaction. The folks at Tour-Rific of Texas will attend to every detail of the trip, so you can spend your time doing what you do best: teaching and rehearsing students. I can and do recommend Tour-Rific of Texas to you without reservation!”
Dr. James Drew — Director of Fine Arts, Speech & Journalism
Fort Bend Independent School District
Sugar Land, TX
“It was some 15 years ago that I ran into Tour-Rific for the first time as a band director. The trip that resulted was so complete and trouble-free that I knew where I would turn for the next one…and the next. I found no reason to use anyone else and have always recommended them immediately when someone spoke of a trip. I have always had total confidence in their reliability and professionalism and they were extraordinarily careful in developing everything specific to our needs. There are no cookie-cutter trips with Tour-Rific.”
Rusten Hess — Director of Fine Arts
Spring Branch ISD
“I have been working with Tour-Rific of Texas since 1994 and would not think of using any other company. I have taken kids literally across the country (Los Angeles, Chicago, Orlando, to name a few), and they have completely taken the worry and stress out of the experience! Top notch professionalism and genuine good people!!”
Jed Weeks — Director Byron Nelson High School Bands
Byron Nelson High School
Trophy Club, TX
“When I began teaching at Memorial -- one of the first calls I received was from Sandi Kerth. The mission of her phone call was to assure me that her work was of high quality and that I would always be satisfied. Well -- she undersold herself.
As I choose a destination for my orchestra to travel each year -- I immediately call
On many occasions -- I have called Sandi to tell her of our chosen destination and immediately -- she was able to tell me the great attractions of the area, the ins and outs -- the details only an experienced person could know. During the trips -- I realize the number of things that would have been overlooked had the
Over the years -- I have been pleased to recommend Sandi and
Bingiee Shiu — Director Memorial High School Orchestras
Memorial High School
“LA - Fabulous!
I'm sitting in John Wayne Airport and just thought I'd send you a quick note about how picture perfect our trip was! The weather was amazing - I know, not your doing - but it sure makes a trip sweeter! Loved the itinerary, so well thought out based on attractions, traffic & hotel. Our hotel had a great breakfast, comfy rooms & terrific pool. Our final trip feast at Claim Jumper was incredible. The kids loved the Pirate thing......and they loved the recording session. Everything was wonderful because of Tour-Rific's meticulous planning and follow-up. Our bus driver was precious, you might want to request him again in the future. Many thanks to all at Tour-Rific who swiftly answered my questions, put out any fires before I even had a chance to smell smoke. This was a great trip.
I hope all of your Spring Break travelers are as happy as the Birdville HS Singing Hawks”
Amy Allibon — Director Birdville High School Choirs
Birdsville High School
N. Richland Hills, TX
“I have utilized Tour-Rific of Texas for my in state & out of state trips for many years, they have always made planning my orchestra trips very easy. Tour-Rific has planned our travels to New York, Chicago, Dallas, San Antonio, South Padre, Corpus Christi — our trips are very well organized with plenty of fun activities for my students & hassle free itineraries for me. They really focus on customer service as emails & phone calls are answered very promptly. I can rely on Tour-Rific for all my travel arrangements so I can focus my attention on my students and the music.”
Mamie Morlacci-Cook — Director Klein Forest High School Orchestras
Klein Forest High School
“I just wanted to thank all of you for everything ya'll did for us on this trip! We absolutely had a blast, and everything worked out well! The concert was great, much bigger crowd than we expected! Blue Man Group was the highlight of the trip, we even had a student selected out of the audience to be a part of a magic trick! We had no idea that it would be Star Wars Weekend at Universal Studios, which made it a ton more fun!
Please send our sincere appreciation to the bus company. The drivers were excellent, always on time, very friendly, and very knowledgeable about the area. They were great, could not have asked for better drivers, PERIOD. The buses were fully equipped with charging ports and Wi-Fi, a nice surprise!”
Russell Balusek - Director of Bands
“THANK YOU sooooo much for taking care of our bus transportation. I cannot thank you enough. It had truly been a worry for me. Thank you again”
Reece Nagai — Director George Junior High School Bands
George Junior High School
“Tour-Rific of Texas is awesome. The staff is a pleasure to work with. They will go "above and beyond" to help you with your trip plans. We have used Tour-Rific of Texas as our only tour company for at least 14 years. We have never been stranded, never been left without a driver or bus etc. We have never been a "surprise" guest at any restaurant or activity.”
Brad Behrens — Director Marble Falls High School Bands
Marble Falls High School
Marble Falls, TX
“Our experience with the bus company you booked last summer was superb, and hopefully the same company will have the best rates again for this summer to Georgia. Thanks so much for your time and hard work! We're going to New Mexico next summer, so we'll be back in touch”
Boy Scout Troop 1323
Email between Orchestra Director & parent
“I am so glad the students had such a great time in Chicago! This was a fabulous trip which exceeded all of our expectations in every possible way. In short, we learned a ton and had a blast doing it! In regard to your volunteering to be our trip coordinator for next year---This is great news! I know you will do a great job! The first thing to do is to start working with the Travel Company Tour-Rific of Texas on what our in state options are and what the costs are projected to be. I have already asked them to investigate three possible in state trips for next year: Thanks again for all your help and support! I am so happy with the way the Chicago trip turned out!”
Michael Fahey — Director Stratford High School Orchestras
Stratford High School