Music Bus Tours With A Mystery Twist: How It Helps With Team Building
February 15, 2023
In order for your company to function like a well-oiled machine, your employees need to be more than a group of people – they need to be a team. Our mystery bus tour can help strengthen their bond and give them opportunities to think as a unit, solving a (fictional) problem and having fun at the same time.
Going on a murder mystery bus tour with the Music Tour Bus gives your employees a chance to come together in a way that’s not always possible in an office environment. By cementing their bond on a mystery bus trip while cruising around the city, you’ll find that the work they do back at home base, along with their outlook and sense of community, will be improved upon.
Many people don’t realize how useful these team-bonding activities are for their employees and their organization as a whole. That’s why it’s our job to get the information out there on how helpful and refreshing the Music Bus Tour can be!
What is The Music Tour Bus?
The Music Tour Bus is a murder mystery bus trip that takes place across your city. It’s not your run-of-the-mill bus tour, though, since it has a musical twist!
This mystery bus tour follows a storyline – and with good reason. Stories are the through line for humankind, and they bring people together. With a story to follow and a goal to achieve, your team can come together to work towards a common goal.
The story isn’t your typical, predictable story, though. When you ride with us, you can expect:
- Lead singer rivalries
- Groupie romances
- Silent guitarists
- Drama that’s sure to rustle up trouble
All of it’s fictional, of course, but that’s what makes it so fun!
What Happens on the Tour?
Each mystery bus tour takes place around a city, whether that’s the city where you work or one that’s completely new to your team. When it comes to the details, we handle them all. Every location is chosen with your specific story in mind, and we’ll coordinate all the necessary logistics. You don’t have to worry about anything.
Well, there is one thing you have to worry about, and that’s solving the mystery at hand. This mystery will send you on an exciting adventure, whether it includes finding new spots in your own city or discovering someplace that’s brand new to everyone involved.
At the end of the Music Bus Tour, you’ll find yourself at a local music hangout spot – chosen by yours truly. This mystery bus trip is a great way to begin your company’s happy hour or even a full retreat, as it gets the ball rolling for team bonding and creates a slew of fun and happy memories to think back on as the night continues.
Why Your Business Should Use Music Bus Tours
Your business should use Music Bus Tours because music bonds people together like nothing else. It’s not just music that helps bond your team, either. It’s also the task of solving a collective mystery that will keep your team interested and focused on a common goal.
Here are some benefits that come along with your team enjoying live music together:
It Encourages Stress Reduction and Discourages Burnout
Most everyone knows that music has the power to change your mood, but what you might not know is the fact that it also has the ability to reduce stress levels. When a group comes together to listen to music, their collective stress levels go down and the mood of the environment starts to shift upwards. This mood change isn’t temporary – the memories of the musical adventure will keep your team’s spirit high for weeks to come, or maybe even longer.
It’s Great for Self-Expression
Children are often encouraged to dream, create, and think outside the box. But can you remember the last time you were encouraged to do any of those things as an adult, in a fun and risk-free environment? That’s what music can do for a group of people, it can bring them back to the simplest time in their lives while they intermingle and enjoy the tunes together. It’s like sharing something personal without even having to speak – in a way, music is its own language.
It Fosters Camaraderie
Listening to music by yourself can be healing and calming, but listening to live music with a group of people will bring that group together in a unique way. It’s a platform or expression, and your team will feel a deeper sense of harmony, connection, and compassion with those that they work with after they enjoy the same musical experience.
We’ve talked about the live music aspect of the Music Tour Bus. Now, it’s time to talk about the murder mystery, problem-solving aspect of it. Coming together to solve a common goal, with a healthy dose of fun included, is a surefire way to bond your team.
They’re working together towards a common goal and thinking up new ways to come to new conclusions – nothing bonds a team quite like that.
What Are the Benefits of Team Bonding?
The murder mystery bus tour is an exciting, thought-provoking way to bring your team together. But what will a bonded team look like once you’ve finished the activity?
Here are a few things you can expect from your team after the Music Tour Bus:
Our mystery bus tour encourages your employees to talk to one another and get to the bottom of what’s going on – the goal is to find the culprit, and that can only be done with effective communication.
Such effective communication isn’t a ‘one and done’ type deal. This sort of conversation and brainstorming will translate into the workplace once you head back.
Improved Problem-Solving Skills
In order to solve the murder mystery, your team will have to think creatively. Such practice with solving fictional problems will make it easier for your team to come together to solve real-life problems that occur at the workplace.
Discovery of New Leaders
There might be leaders present within your team that you aren’t even aware of. Usually, in a group with one appointed leader, there are more lingering just beneath the surface. This mystery bus trip is a great way to bring those leaders out of hiding – outside of work, they might feel more comfortable showing off their leadership capabilities. And this might increase their confidence to show such traits back at the office.
Team bonding activities like the Music Tour Bus encourage employees of all levels to come together to solve a common problem. While doing this, every individual member performs their best and, in doing so, they discover how effective their work can be, and how good of an outcome it creates, when every employee is going above and beyond for the common goal.
“I” Becomes “We”
At work, some employees feel like an island. It’s a mindset that’s all too easy to slip into in today’s day and age. But when your group gathers for the murder mystery bus tour, they’ll realize that nothing is possible without your team – or, at the very least, working together as a team makes achieving the goal so much easier. Such a mindset will inevitably translate to their duties at work.
How is the Music Bus Tour Program Designed?
The Music Tour Bus program, as we’ve discussed, is designed along the lines of murder mystery story. Every story is different, so you can’t get ahead of the game by talking to someone who’s ridden the bus before!
The program looks a little something like this:
- For teams with 20-100 members
- A time window of 4-6 hours needed
- An immersive murder mystery story with plenty of twists and turns
- A trip complete with 3-4 stops around town
- An interesting ride complete with games, live music, trivia, and carpool karaoke
This is one of our favorite projects to host, and we’re known for keeping things light and fun, so you should come in expecting to laugh and have fun!
Our community matters to us, which is exactly why we found a way to incorporate it into the Music Tour Bus. Each and every adventure will include a real, live member of a local band performing their original music. If you’re not familiar with your city’s local music scene, this is the perfect chance to get a taste of it. Or, if you are familiar with it, you might hear some music that you can sing along to!
Where Can I Sign Up For The Music Tour Bus?
This mystery bus trip comes equipped with everything that you need for a fun, immersive, thought-provoking team-bonding experience. All we need from you is a parking lot where we can safely pick up and drop off the members of your team. As long as you can provide that, we’ve got the rest covered. So sit back, put your thinking caps on, and get ready for a fun day or night about town, solving an exciting mystery and bonding with your team.
If you’re ready to energize your employees, entertain the group, create an icebreaker, and learn new skills, the Music Tour Bus is the perfect fit for your organization. We can’t wait to plan a trip for you and take your team on a murder mystery bus tour that they won’t soon forget.
Signing up is easy. Just fill out our contact page with the necessary information, and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible with further details.
We look forward to riding with you very soon!