A History of Inspiring, Motivating and Educating
We understand that each group is unique and deserves a program that compliments their curriculum while inspiring both the participant and the spectator.
We are an organization committed to hearing you first and then delivering everything you expect and so much more. Our emphasis on education will provide a solid foundation for educational excellence while creating memories that will last a lifetime.
For over two decades, SOUND Education Programs and it's professional partner organizations have provided thousands of outstanding music students the opportunity to travel to and perform in historic destinations world- wide. These students have experienced educational excellence as they learn of other cultures, world history along with the music that marked the time. Our proud history includes the following programs:
A sound history
American Musical Salute to America - Commemorating the Bicentennial of our Nations Capital - Washington DC
National Anthem Project - Presented by MENC (NAFME) and the American Musical Salute - Nationwide
NBA On Key Jam - Anthem performances and concerts at teams within the NBA *
Music in the Majors - Anthem Performances and concerts at teams withing Major League Baseball *
American Musical Salute to Liberty - Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Statue of Liberty
All National Honors Concert - Presented by MENC and Salute Productions - Kennedy Center, Washington DC
Show Choir National Championship Series - National Championships by FAME Productions - Nation-wide *
Field Show USA - Commemorating the Bicentennial of the White House on the White House Ellipse - Washington DC
Bicentennial of Mount Vernon - Tribute to George Washington - Concerts at Mount Vernon, Virginia
Salute to Benjamin Franklin - 300 years of the Birth of Ben Franklin - Philadelphia
Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial - 200 Years - Lincoln Memorial - Washington DC
Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade and Salute to the Veterans - Honolulu Hawaii *
D-Day Memorial Parade and Salute to the Veterans - Normandy, France *
150th Anniversary of the Washington Monument - Washington DC
American Musical Salute to the Reunification of Germany - East and West Berlin
Passion for Music Festival - Site of the Passion Play - Oberamergau, Germany *
Salute to Hawaii - Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Statehood - Honolulu, Hawaii
Salute to Arizona - Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Statehood - Arizona
American Musical Salute to Freedom - Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the MLK I have a dream speech.
Rally for Music Education - MENC, American Musical Salute - Department for Education - Washington DC
National Orchestra Finals - presented by Forte - Lincoln Center - Alice Tulley Hall - New York City *
Rose Parade - NAMM - National Honors Chorus - Pasadena, California
70th Anniversary of D-Day and the Liberation of Europe
Vietnam 50th Anniversary Commemoration - Washington DC / Honolulu, HI
National Gold Star Families - Memorial Day Parade - Honolulu, HI *
National Choral Symphonic Festival - Colorado Springs *
American Musical Salute to Liberation - Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings - Normandy
D-Day Memorial Parade commemorating the 75th Anniversary of D-Day
Silent Night 200 Years Commemoration - Austria, Germany, Switzerland*
WWI 100 Year Commemoration - Washington DC - France
National Fall Sing - Remembering 9-11 - Carnegie Hall*
* Reoccurring Annually
WHAT THEY ARE SAYING ABOUT SOUND
We are fortunate to work with many outstanding music directors who are truly committed to their students and community. We are honored by our association with these true professionals and will do all we can to ensure that your Sound Experience is everything you can expect and much more
We have been recognized by many officials and organizations for our programs. Among them are the following:
White House Commemorative Committee - New York City Mayor Micheal Bloomberg - Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission - Governor Abercrombie - Hawaii - Governor Jan Brewer - Arizona - Mount Vernon Historical Society - Mayor of Washington DC - Mayor of Honolulu - Department of Defense Office of Commemorations - Pearl Harbor Historical Site - USS Missouri - Military order of the Purple Hearts - Navy League - Greatest Generation Foundation - A&E History Channel - NAFME (MENC) - Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary Commission - Veterans Center - National Basketball Association - Major League Baseball - Various Senators and Congressman - Hawaii Vietnam Veterans Committee - Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary Commemoration Committee -
Mayor Sainte-Mere-Eglise - MLK 50 Years Committee - WWII75 Committee
MORE THAN I COULD IMAGINE
"Your organization is friendly, accommodating, efficient and a lot of fun! Thank for delivering everything I could possibly imagine.
- Greg Gilpin, Director / Composer
“Your organization is friendly, accommodating, efficient and just a lot of fun! Thank you for the opportunity to work with you.”
- Greg Gilpin, Composer
“You have a first-class organization!”
- Joe Wilhelm, Band Director
“I wanted to send a letter to say how much we enjoyed your program. The service, details and accommodations provided were top-notch and well-arranged. I never felt that money was the main concern of the company, which really impressed me since I’ve worked with numerous tour companies. This is a fine quality a company and you should be proud of the efforts your staff puts forth.”
- Debbie Shannon, Choir Director
“…Totally top drawer!”
- Dr. David Lunt, E.A.C. (retired)
“The staff endorses an attitude of ‘whatever - whenever.’ In other words, they go out of their way to make ‘whatever’ you need to happen ‘whenever’ you need it to happen while at the same time ensuring fairness to all involved. FAME is exceptional at making everything work.”
- Jeff Gemar, Glenwood High School, IL
“The organization is based on a solid foundation of honesty and integrity. They deal honestly with all people, and their integrity is evident both to musical and personal situations. They really care about music and they have a sincere commitment to each person involved. Theirs is a high quality, first-rate class act.”
- Dr. Donald Neuen, U.C.L.A. (retired)
“I just wanted to take a quick moment to express my gratitude to you and all the staff for the opportunity to participate in a FAME Event. I hope that we are able to share again in the near future and continue to support the nation’s premiere tour operator.”
- Valerie Lippoldt Mack, Butler CC
"I have taken groups on tours for over 30 years and have never seen the equal to your organization. Thank you for an incredible experience."
- Robert Matthews (tour leader)
"In the twenty eight years of teaching music it was my finest moment... I expected it to be moving but I did not expect it to be consuming...these students are forever changed."
- Lori Von Koenig (Band Director Lakeshore HS)
"Words do not seem adequate to describe the experience we had on the Historic Performance ... my students and I were overwhelmed with patriotism, pride and the utmost respect for those who fought those battles so that we might enjoy the freedoms we have today. Thank you for giving us the opportunity of a lifetime!"
-Scott Hines (director of Elite Energy)
Thank you for an amazing trip of a lifetime! I will always feel so grateful for the experiences we had performing in Normandy and Paris. Historic Programs has changed our lives by this experience.
- Leah Rober ("We Are America" Music Theater)
Great organization! The staff was so helpful and always works to make the event special for me and my students. Scoring, judges, staging, lighting, sound -- top notch!
- Jill Jeran, Carroll HS
“I just wanted to send out a huge thank you for all the trips you have planned for my choral groups! They are certainly some of the most memorable experiences I have been able to offer my students!! I especially appreciate everything you have done to keep the price affordable and still put together a wonderful trip for all of us! I am retiring this year (2018) and I didn't want to move on without expressing my appreciation for everything you have done for me and my students!”
- Cindy Durazo, Sandra Day O’Connor HS (Glendale, AZ)
“The trip to Normandy for the D-Day 75th Anniversary Commemoration was all we dreamed it would be and so much more. We joined with several groups in a massed chorus and nearly 3000 brass players for a John Williams Anthem - Hymn to the Fallen - What a sound. ”
- Bruce Henson Sound of the Rockies