Who We Are

HP_Festival_AwardGroupSharing our love for music is the reason we started WorldStrides Heritage Performance nearly 35 years ago. Enriching the lives of students through music and performance opportunities is at the heart of everything we do. We take pride in providing access to perform in renowned venues and exciting destinations that help foster a lifetime of music appreciation. Each year, thousands of directors and tens of thousands of students from all over the country join us in creating memories that last forever.

Bands, choirs, orchestras, cheer and dance teams will each find a dynamic performance event that is exciting, educational, and fun. Music festivals, bowl games, parades, and custom programs are ready to be tailored for your students. When you choose a WorldStrides Heritage Performance program, you can be assured that you are making the best decision for your students.

Our passionate and professional team is at the core of our success. Our world-class customer satisfaction scores are a testament to the quality of our work. Every year, directors consistently rate our team at the highest levels.


WorldStrides satisfies the same educational standards as public and private schools across the country, and is accredited by multiple regional accrediting bodies:

Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
AdvancED (The parent organization for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement, the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, and the Northwest Accreditation Commission)

Professional Affiliations

WorldStrides is committed to achieving educational excellence and maintains partnerships with the following organizations:

Music and Dance Organizations
National Band Association
Music Teachers National Association
American Choral Directors Association

Educational Organizations
Center for Civic Education
Colonial Williamsburg
Mount Vernon
Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)

Academic Associations
International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO)
National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP)
National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)
National Association for Music Education (MENC)

State Boards of Education
Georgia Department of Education
Illinois State Board of Education
Michigan Institute for Educational Management
New Jersey Department of Education
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Texas Education Agency (Approved provider)
Washington State Board of Education

As the premier educational student travel provider in the country, we are partnered with the leading associations in the travel field:

United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA)
Student and Youth Travel Association of North America (SYTA)
National Tour Association (NTA)
American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA)
Washington, D.C. Convention and Visitors Association
International Airlines Travel Agent Network
Airlines Reporting Corporation