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Virginia International Music Festival
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Norfolk NATO Festival Parade of Nations

Norfolk, Virginia

April 25-28, 2019

Chrysler Hall and Roper Center for the Performing Arts

66th Annual Parade: Saturday, April 27, 2019, 10:00 AM

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Web: www.usafest.org

Email: Performing Arts Consultants

Phone: 800.USA.FEST

If you're interested in entering your band in the Virginia International Music Festival and Norfolk NATO Festival Parade of Nations, please request an application from Dr. Mike Mazzarisi at Performing Arts Consultants at the contact info above.
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Performing Arts Consultants Virginia International Music Festival and Norfolk NATO Festival Parade of Nations Performing Arts Consultants (PAC) in conjunction with The Virginia International Music Festival, the annual Virginia Arts Festival, NATO Fest, and the Virginia International Tattoo provides exciting student performance opportunities for marching bands, concert bands, orchestras, jazz bands, choirs and dance teams in beautiful Norfolk, Virginia.

Groups perform at the adjudicated Virginia International Music Festival, then march in the (optional) NATO Parade of Nations alongside up to thirty other competing bands. Parade-only trips in conjunction with NATO Fest and a ticket to the Virginia International Tattoo are also offered.

The annual Norfolk NATO Festival Parade of Nations on Saturday morning is the longest continuously running parade in Hampton Roads and the only parade in the United States honoring NATO. The parade features more than 100 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.

Norfolk is home to the largest naval base in the world and offers world class sightseeing on her shores and nearby. Music groups can enjoy Colonial Williamsburg featuring Busch Gardens Theme Park, the beautiful beaches at Virginia Beach, dinner on the Spirit of Norfolk, and the acclaimed Virginia International Tattoo.

The Virginia International Music Festival is a Performing Arts Consultants exclusive festival. Parade-only itineraries are also available. Visit vafest.org for more information about the Festival and usafest.org for details about PAC's exclusive packages.

Recent Participating Bands

NATO Parade of Nations photos Performing Arts Consultants is expecting 30-plus bands in 2019 including jazz bands and orchestras for the adjudicated festival. Some of the bands that have joined PAC in Norfolk the last few years:

• Allentown H.S. Band, Allentown, NJ
• Altoona Area H.S. Band, Altoona, PA
• Amsterdam H.S. Band, Amsterdam, NY
• Arthur L. Johnson H.S. Band, Clark, NJ
• Austintown-Fitch H.S. Band, Austintown, OH
• Beavercreek H.S. Band, Beavercreek, OH
• Belle Vernon Area H.S. Band, Belle Vernon, PA
• Bentworth H.S. Band, Bentleyville, PA
• Beresford H.S. Band, Beresford, SD
• Boardman H.S. Band, Youngstown, OH
• Brick Township H.S. Band, Brick, NJ
• California Area H.S. Band, Coal Center, PA
• Caroline H.S. Band, Milford, VA
• Central Bucks H.S. Band, Doylestown, PA
• Chambersburg Area H.S. Band, Chambersburg, PA
• Clearfield Area H.S. Band, Clearfield, PA
• Clifton H.S. Band, Clifton, NJ
• Colonia H.S. Band, Colonia, NJ
• Corning-Painted Post H.S. Band, Corning, NY
• Delran H.S. Band, Delran, NJ
• Douglas H.S. Band, Douglas, MA
• East Fairmont H.S. Band, Fairmont, WV
• Elizabethtown Area H.S. Band, Elizabethtown, PA
• Elmwood H.S. Band, Bloomdale, OH
• Frazier H.S. Band, Perryopolis, PA
• Girard City School Band, Girard, OH
• Greater Latrobe H.S. Band, Latrobe, PA
• Greensburg Salem H.S. Band, Greensburg, PA
• Hammonton H.S. Band, Hammonton, NJ
• Hampton H.S. Band, Allison Park, PA
• Hernando H.S. Band, Hernando, MS
• Herndon H.S. Band, Herndon, VA
• Hopewell Valley Central H.S. Band, Pennington, NJ
• Howell H.S. Band, Farmingdale, NJ
• James Kenan H.S. Band, Warsaw, NC
• Jeannette H.S. Band, Jeannette, PA
• John F. Kennedy Memorial H.S. Band, Iselin, NJ
• Lacey Township H.S. Band, Lanoka Harbor, NJ
• Loudoun Valley H.S. Band, Purcellville, VA
• Methuen H.S. Band, Methuen, MA
• Montour H.S. Band, McKees Rocks, PA
• Morgantown H.S. Band, Morgantown, WV
• Morristown H.S. Band, Morristown, NJ
• Mount Pleasant Area H.S. Band, Mount Pleasant, PA
• Neptune H.S. Band, Neptune, NJ
• North Attleboro H.S. Band, Attleboro, MA
• North Caroline H.S. Band, Ridgely, MD
• Ocean Township H.S. Band, Oakhurst, NJ
• Octorara Area H.S. Band, Atglen, PA
• Parsippany H.S. Band, Parsippany, NJ
• Pine Richland H.S. Band, Gibsonia, PA
• Plymouth H.S. Band, Plymouth, MA
• Point Pleasant Borough H.S. Band, Pt. Pleasant, NJ
• Riverview H.S. Band, Oakmont, PA
• Robbinsville H.S. Band, Robbinsville, NJ
• Rocky River H.S. Band, Rocky River, OH
• Seneca Valley H.S. Band, Harmony, PA
• South Park H.S. Band, South Park, PA
• Spring Woods H.S. Band, Houston, TX
• Toms River East H.S. Band, Toms River, NJ
• Toms River South H.S. Band, Toms River, NJ
• Trinity H.S. Band, Washington, PA
• University H.S. Band, Orlando, FL
• Upper St. Clair H.S. Band, Pittsburgh, PA
• Virginia H.S. Band, Virginia, MN
• Waynesburg H.S. Band, Waynesburg, PA
• Westfield H.S. Band, Chantilly, VA
• Wilmington Area H.S. Band, New Wilmington, PA
• Woodbury H.S. Band, Woodbury, NJ

Related Events

Bands traveling to Norfolk for the Virginia International Music Festival and Norfolk NATO Festival Parade of Nations can take advantage of educational and entertaining opportunities including:

• Virginia International Tattoo
• Spirit of Norfolk Dinner Cruise
• National Maritime Center
• Nauticus (maritime-themed science center and museum)
• Battleship Wisconsin
• Busch Gardens
• Colonial Williamsburg
• Jamestown
• Virginia Beach
• Haunted River
• Berkeley Plantation
• Carter's Grove
• Virginia Air & Space Center

Future Dates

April 25-28, 2019
(The Virginia International Music Festival and Norfolk NATO Festival Parade of Nations are always held at the end of April)

For More Information

Web: www.usafest.org

Email: Performing Arts Consultants
Phone: 800.USA.FEST

If you're interested in entering your band in the Virginia International Music Festival and Norfolk NATO Festival Parade of Nations, please request an application from Dr. Mike Mazzarisi at Performing Arts Consultants at the contact info above.


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