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10th Annual

Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade

presented by A&E Networks / HISTORY

Honolulu, Hawaii

Monday, December 7, 2020
4:30 PM Opening Ceremony
6:00 PM Parade

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Web: PearlHarbor Parade.org

Email: Chris Meeker, Associate Producer

Mail: 7255 E. Hampton Avenue, Suite 127, Mesa, AZ 85209

Phone: 800-626-8590

If you're interested in entering your band in the Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade, please request an application from Chris Meeker at the contact info above.
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Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade The Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade is the official parade marking the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. It takes place annually on Pearl Harbor Day — December 7 — and is recognized by the city of Honolulu, the state of Hawaii, Pacific Historic Parks, The Navy League, The Military Order of the Purple Hearts, each of the Branches of the Military, along with the Historic Programs organization.

Marching bands are an important part of the Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade, and students perform in front of thousands of enthusiastic spectators along Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki. Bands from the continental U.S. as well as the Hawaiian islands are invited. The 2016 parade featured 19 marching bands from 18 states. In addition to performing in the parade, bands have the opportunity to perform at the official public ceremony as part of a Mass Band led by the Marine Forces Pacific Band.

The parade route takes bands from historic Fort DeRussy, through the scenic streets of Waikiki, to Kapiolani Park at the foot of Diamond Head Crater. This event is unlike any other event available to a marching band. In the words of a participant director, "This was the most truly meaningful and educationally enriching program I have ever been a part of in my forty years of teaching music."

A live webcast, featuring the opening ceremony and parade, takes place each December 7, beginning at 5 PM Hawaii time (7 Pacific/10 Eastern) at PearlHarborParade.org.

Recent Participating Bands

Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade
Arcadia H.S. Band, California
Bob Jones H.S. Band, Alabama
Briar Woods H.S. Band, Virginia
Burke County Marching Band, North Carolina
Chopticon H.S. Band, Maryland
Fort Madison H.S. Band, Iowa
Galena H.S. Band, Nevada
Hellgate H.S. Band, Montana
Hudson H.S. Band, Wisconsin
Lakeville South H.S. Band, Minnesota
Lakeshore H.S. Band, Michigan
Marine Forces Pacific Band, Hawaii
Monroe Township H.S. Band, New Jersey
Morgantown H.S. Band, West Virginia
NYPD Pipes and Drums, New York
PA Pearl Harbor Honors Band, Pennsylvania
Park City H.S. Band, Utah
Pilot Point H.S. Band, Texas
Shadow Mountain H.S. Band, Arizona
Shorewood H.S. Band, Washington
Uintah H.S. Band, Utah
Valhalla H.S. Band, California
Windsor H.S. Band, Colorado

Related Events

Bands traveling to Hawaii for the Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade can take advantage of many educational and recreational opportunities available on the islands, such as:

• Wreath laying at USS Arizona Memorial
• Performance and group photo at USS Missouri
• Diamond Head Lookout
• Polynesian Cultural Center
• Dole Pineapple Plantation
• Waikiki Beach

Future Dates

Monday, December 7, 2020
Tuesday, December 7, 2021
(Always held on December 7 - Pearl Harbor Day)

For More Information

Web: PearlHarborParade.org

Email: Chris Meeker, Associate Producer
Mail: 7255 E. Hampton Avenue, Suite 127, Mesa, AZ 85209
Phone: 800-626-8590

If you're interested in entering your band in the Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade, please request an application from Chris Meeker at the contact info above.