American Tours and Travel was incorporated in the State of Connecticut in 1977. Our primary purpose was operating ski tours in the Northeast for High School Senior Classes and Corporate Recreational groups. With the opening of Walt Disney World in 1981, we focused our business on operating Senior Class Tours to Orlando and Walt Disney World. We then began to emerge in the High School Band market bringing these groups to Walt Disney World to perform in the Magic Kingdom. In 1984, we began the All American Music Festival. We started operating tours for these groups where they would compete with Bands from across the country and be adjudicated by College Music Professors for ratings and trophies. There is also an educational value to the students as they are able listen to other bands from across the country and learn discipline, stage presence and the ways of travel; some of them have never traveled away from home so for them it is a learning experience to pack, go through airline security, fly together, check into a hotel and be responsible for their instruments, personal belongings, admission tickets, etc.