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2017 Inaugural Festival and Competition

Washington, D.C.

January 18-21, 2017

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Presidential Inaugural photo
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Web: BrightsparkTravel.com

Email: Maggie Vnuk, Brightspark Events Coordinator

Mail: 8750 Bryn Mawr Ave, Suite 450E, Chicago, IL 60631

Phone: 1-877-545-0070

If you're interested in entering your band in the 2017 Inaugural Festival, please click here to request an application online or contact Maggie Vnuk at the info above.
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The 2017 Presidential Inauguration is coming up, and your band can be a part of this historic event! From watching the swearing-in ceremony to performing for nationally-renowned adjudicators during the 2017 Inaugural Festival & Competition, this special event is filled with one memorable moment after another. Plus, your group will get a tour of D.C.'s best museums, memorials and more.

Inaugural Festival photos Opportunities for bands at the 2017 Presidential Inauguration:
  • Participation in the 2017 Inaugural Festival & Competition
  • Viewing of the Swearing-in Ceremony
  • Viewing of the Inaugural Parade
  • Tour of the Arlington National Cemetery
  • Visits to the Smithsonian Museums
  • Tour of Monuments
All bands will see the Inaugural Parade, but qualified bands can apply to march in it for themselves. Think your band has what it takes? Brightspark Tour Consultants can help you with the application.

Participating Bands

Bands of every level are welcome to participate in this event. Because many of the bands participating in the Inaugural Festival & Competition also qualify to march in the Inaugural Parade, there is a strong representation of the country's finest performers.

Related Events

Bands traveling to the 2017 Inauguration can add fun extra activities to their trip. Whether you want to stick around D.C. or explore surrounding East Coast areas, there's plenty to do:
  • Art of Advocacy Workshop
  • George Washington's Mount Vernon
  • Colonial Williamsburg

For More Information

Brightspark Events logo Web: BrightsparkTravel.com

Email: Maggie Vnuk, Brightspark Events Coordinator
Mail: 8750 Bryn Mawr Ave, Suite 450E, Chicago, IL 60631
Phone: 1-877-545-0070

If you're interested in entering your band in the 2017 Inaugural Festival, please click here to request an application online or contact Maggie Vnuk at the info above.


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