Macy*s Bands

Macy*s Band Testimonials

“Make your NYC trip a success…”


“The pulse of Students on Broadway is Jerry Schwartz. His preparation and communication throughout the months leading up to our travel was second-to-none. Jerry gives not only his infectious energy, but also puts his heart into every last detail. Jerry’s “boots on the ground” approach is invaluable for any group traveling to New York City. If there’s a problem (and let’s face it, with traffic and such there will always be some potential hiccups along the way), Jerry is not frantically picking up the phone from a remote location. Rather, he is walking directly to locations, meeting face to face with people that can help solve problems. This personal approach is desirable for any group traveling to New York City.
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Tom Reifenberg
Director of Bands
Greendale HS
2016 Macy*s Thanksgiving Day Parade

“The true NYC experience…”


“Students on Broadway put together an incredible package for the “trip of a lifetime’ for our students and parents. We were given the true NYC experience traveling by the subway and walking around town, not just touring on a bus. Our guides were incredibly friendly, accommodating, and knowledgeable. All of our facilities were a 10 as well as the shows and events we attended. Every day was its own adventure. The staff really understands what it takes to put a trip like this together and understands how educators have to approach traveling with a group.”

Matt Minick
Director of Bands
Cary High School
2016 Macy*s Thanksgiving Day Parade

 

“I have never been happier…”


“Who knows more about a city than those citizens within the city?  With their unique perspective of New York City as well as all its dynamics, the fact that Students on Broadway is located in New York and designed around New York is vital to the success of any trip into the city.  Jerry and his very talented staff not only designed an itinerary that met the needs of the 600+ members traveling in our group, but also managed the smallest of details to ensure the smoothest and most efficient trip possible.  Working closely with our local coach company and coordinating all our requests with great passion, a unique tour company must be selected.  Our goal was to perform for the world AND witness the many sights and sounds of NYC, and that is exactly what Students on Broadway made possible.”
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Barry Trobaugh
Director of Bands
Munford High School
2015 Macy*s Thanksgiving Day Parade

 

“The trip was everything we hoped for and more…”


“When we were selected for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, we knew that we wanted to make it a trip of a lifetime for our students. That was our goal, to not only have this world class performance experience, but to wrap it in a trip that our students and supporters would never forget and was equally world class.  We vetted several tour companies, but in the end no one could match the experiences offered at the prices that Students on Broadway offered for New York City.
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David Rogers
Director of Bands
Walled Lake Central HS
2015 Macy*s Thanksgiving Day Parade

“You have done a terrific job staying in touch and answering our questions…”


“When we initially made our choice regarding a travel company for the 2015 Macy*s Thanksgiving Day Parade, we were very impressed by the recommendations we received from Jeff Hood, Director of the Dunbar HS Band and from his parent organization.

The site visit we had in New York–seeing the parade route, the hotel, the theatre, etc. makes me so much more comfortable and informed as I discuss the trip with my kids and as I go through the planning process with your NYC team.” Read More

Brian Froedge
Band Director
North Hardin High School
2015 Macy*s Thanksgiving Day Parade

“They know New York City…”


“I have had the opportunity to participate in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with two different bands, and this year’s trip was the best.

If you are taking a performing group to New York City, I would recommend Students on Broadway. Since they live and work in the city, they know New York. Every detail will be anticipated and taken care of. The tour guides are knowledgeable and personable. This means that you and your students can concentrate on performing and having fun.”

Jeff Hood
Director of Bands

Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
2014 Macy*s Thanksgiving Day Parade

 

“It is without hesitation that I would recommend the Students On Broadway NYC …”


“We were selected to March in the 88th Annual Macy*s Thanksgiving Day Parade and NYC based Students On Broadway managed our NYC ground operations. Their attention to detail and the care and attention their team paid to our students, staff and parents was apparent from the moment we arrived in NYC on 9 different flights at New York’s 3 different Airports.

Whether it was the amazing indoor football field size rehearsal space or being the first Macy*s Band to ever perform in Central Park the Students On Broadway Team made us all feel very special at every turn.” Read More

Tony Ruiz
Director of Bands
Winston Churchill High School
2014 Macy*s Thanksgiving Day Parade

“You have done a terrific job staying in touch and answering our questions…”


“Two years ago, our band was selected to participate in the 88th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade.  Since then, it has been a whirlwind of events to prepare for this Once-In-A-Lifetime experience with our program.

From the time we arrived in NYC, we were greeted with smiles and helpful assistance from the Students on Broadway crew.  Their tour guides provided us with a unique knowledge of the city, and their time management and flexibility with our students was wonderful.  Transitions between events ran smoothly, and communication between the Students on Broadway correspondents and directors was immaculate.  At no point was I worried about anything logistical regarding the students.” Read More

Charles ‘CZ’ Stollon
Assistant Director of Bands
Winston Churchill High School
2014 Macy*s Thanksgiving Day Parade

“Students on Broadway is one of the most qualified with whom we work…”


“As the official tourism, marketing and partnership organization for New York City, NYC & Company works with many tour operators that coordinate student group travel to NYC and Receptive Tours NYC/Students on Broadway is one of the most qualified with whom we work. Their knowledge in developing exciting and creative itineraries, paired with their experience in navigating the city on a daily basis make for unforgettable visitor experiences.

The organization’s commitment to customer service, its attention to detail in all aspects of tour planning, a proven track record of success and the team’s enthusiasm for New York City make Receptive Tours NYC/Students on Broadway not only one of the most competent NYC receptive tour operators but also an organization with whom it is a pleasure to work.” Read More

Reagan Stulbaum
Senior Director, Tourism Development
NYC & Company
July 2, 2013