Student Performing Groups

June 17, 2014
Cleveland Student Performance Opportunities

Cleveland Gives Your Choirs, Bands and Ensembles a Chance to Perform in Iconic Places

You made it through the screeching and droning, the off-key clunkers and piercing notes. Treat yourself with a trip to Cleveland to celebrate both your patience and your music students’ progress.

Why Cleveland? Cleveland is a music town, manageable enough to easily navigate, but large enough to generate big city excitement. We can give your choirs, bands and ensembles a chance to perform in iconic places (and places with go-karts and laser tag, too).

Don’t miss the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Students can learn about musicians and singers who’ve made it, and feel a bit of the rush themselves. As part of the Rock Star Package youth groups perform on one of the Rock Hall’s two stages. Marching bands perform outside on the front plaza.

The Rock Hall also offers a one-hour interactive music education program from October through June. The museum provides materials for teachers to extend learning before and after the visit. Hey, this could actually be fun for all involved.

At Swings-N-Things, in suburban Olmsted Falls, groups can perform for 30 minutes and then spend the rest of their visit letting loose on go-karts, mini golf, bumper boats and indoor laser tag. (A better alternative than trashing the hotel room.)

For music clinics around Greater Cleveland, check with The Cleveland Orchestra, ranked one of the top 10 in the world; the Cleveland Pops Orchestra; and Cleveland State University.

Students considering music colleges can tour campuses at the Cleveland Institute of Music and the conservatories of music at Oberlin and Baldwin-Wallace colleges. All three schools also offer plenty of performances, some of them free.

Take your group of music lovers to Cleveland’s House of Blues or the Hard Rock Café for meals. They’re loud places, so your troop of chatterboxes won’t attract the stink eye.

If time allows, schedule some high-decibel screaming at Cedar Point a roller coaster haven consistently ranked as the best amusement park in the world.

For more sightseeing opportunities in Greater Cleveland, plus ideas for group-friendly music festivals, hotels, restaurants, museums and businesses, contact us here.

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