The New York City Veterans Day Parade invites marching bands to be part of the largest celebration of service in America. This "Veterans Day USA" parade
is the oldest and largest parade of its kind in the United States. The patriotic event features more than 40,000 participants, including veterans of all eras along with
veteran supporters. They are accompanied by music performed by top high school bands from around the country.
Bands march up historic Fifth Avenue past iconic landmarks such as the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center and Saint Patrick's Cathedral as 500,000 spectators
cheer them on. The NYC Veterans Day Parade is broadcast live on television, streamed live online around the world, and shown on Armed Forces TV. A highlights program is also
shown later in the week in major cities across the USA.
New York City is a destination unlike any other, offering band members the opportunity to visit world-class museums and monuments along with exciting Broadway productions.
The parade is produced by the United War Veterans Council, a non-profit organization dedicated to mobilizing public support for
veterans, connecting veterans with resources, and assisting organizations serving veterans. NYC Group Tours, the official travel sponsor,
invites bands to apply to participate in the most popular and meaningful Veterans Day parade in America.
Pictured: A group photo of band members in Times Square one day before the NYC Veterans Day Parade.
Amsterdam HS, New York
Bellefonte Area High School, Pennsylvania
Bloomington HS, Illinois
Bridgeport High School Band, Pennsylvania
Centaurus HS, South Boulder, Colorado
Christ the King High School Marching Band, New York
Chapman High School, Inman, South Carolina
Clearfield High School Bison Band, Pennsylvania
East Limestone HS, Athens, Alabama
Edgerton High School, Wisconsin
Fire Department of New York City Band
Gordon Central HS, Georgia
Grayslake North High School, Illinois
Harrisonburg HS, Virginia
Heritage HS, Georgia
JR Arnold HS, Panama City Beach, Florida
Kent Island High School, Stevensville, Maryland
Lebanon HS, Tennessee
Mariposa HS, California
Maury HS, Norfolk, Virginia
The Michigan City Soul Steppers, Indiana
Milton High School, Georgia
Mountain Ridge HS, Frostburg, Maryland
Mt. Union HS, Pennsylvania
Nelson County HS, Bardstown, Kentucky
New York City Police Department Band
Olathe Northwest High School, Olathe, Kansas
Oneida High School, New York
Oregon City HS, Oregon
Pendleton HS, South Carolina
Pike County HS, Zebulon, Georgia
Port Authority Police Department of New York and New Jersey
Prospect High School, Illinois
Quantico Marine Corps Band, Virginia
Ridgeland High School, Rossville, Georgia
Ringgold High School, Georgia
Seneca East HS, Attica, Ohio
Spain Park High School, Hoover, Alabama
Spartanburg High School, South Carolina
Uniondale High School Band and JROTC
U.S. Coast Guard Band
U.S. Military Academy at West Point Pipes and Drums
U.S. Navy Band Northeast
West Valley HS, Washington
Westfield HS, Massachusetts
White Plains HS, Anniston, Alabama
• Complete travel packages are available to facilitate your band's trip to perform in the New York City Veterans Day Parade.
3-night package starting at $259 per student; 2-night package starting at $199 per student; 1-night package starting at $159 per student. (Based on quad occupancy.)
• Awards Dinner Dance Cruise As the sun sets on parade day, marching band students enjoy a fun-filled awards dinner dance cruise around New York Harbor. Bands from across the nation join together to enjoy a catered buffet dinner, live DJs and dancing while seeing dazzling views of the New York skyline.
Web: Patriotic Performances.com
Email: Melinda Marinoff
, Band Coordinator
NYC Group Tours, 1560 Broadway, Suite 809, New York, NY 10036
If you're interested in entering your band in the NYC Veterans Day Parade,
please request an application from Melinda Marinoff at the contact info above.