Your marching band makes a statement on the field and brings pleasure to the hometown fans who see them perform week after week. Bring these consummate performers to one of these wonderful parade opportunities on your next tour!
In their own words …
Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival: Winchester, VA
Participate in the Firefighters’ Parade on Friday: “The first Torchlight and Mummers’ Parade in 1929 stepped off at 8 p.m. with each of the Winchester fire departments participating. Each firefighter carried a flaming torch. From this humble beginning, it is now the largest and one of the oldest firefighters’ parades in the world.”
Or take part in the Grand Parade on Saturday afternoon! Competitions for concert bands and jazz ensembles are also available.
NATO Festival’s Parade of Nations: Norfolk, VA
“The Norfolk NATO Festival is proud to present its annual Parade of Nations, the longest continuously running parade in Hampton Roads and the only parade in the United States honoring NATO! Over 100 Parade Units with local and visiting high school bands, U.S. and International Military Bands, and colorful floats which represent each of the 29 NATO Member Nations! Local community organization and Festival partners are also featured.”
This is truly a festive, cultural experience for your students.
Main Street U.S.A.: Performing Arts Onstage, Walt Disney World
“Paying homage to the unbridled magic and vivid pageantry of Fantasyland and its many inhabitants, the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade is a thrilling sight-and-sound spectacular that winds its way through the streets of Magic Kingdom park each afternoon.”
Tournament of Roses Parade: Pasadena, CA
“On January 1, the world focuses its attention on Pasadena, California, USA, home of the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game. It’s a celebration more than a century old – a festival of flowers, music and sports unequaled anywhere else in the world. It’s America’s New Year Celebration, a greeting to the world on the first day of the year, and a salute to the community spirit and love of pageantry that have thrived in Pasadena for more than 100 years.”
STARS Marching Band Performance: Universal Studios, Orlando
“Combine a day of thrilling rides with the excitement of performing in a unique setting as you march through Universal Studios Florida ™ theme park. Your marching band will represent your school with pride as you take to the streets lined with cheering theme park guests.”
Photo credit: 2012 c Rachel Greenberg