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Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade

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Honolulu, Hawaii

Saturday, December 7, 2024
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 December 7, 1941 - "A date which will live in infamy"

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 Heart, 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. Over the years, hundreds of bands representing nearly every state in the country have taken part in this incredible event. Bands will not only march in the parade, but they will be an integral part of the Official Public Ceremony, performing as part of the mass band led by the Marine Forces Pacific Band.

The parade route takes bands from historic Fort DeRussy, along the iconic King Kalakaua Avenue in 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 4:30 PM Hawaii time (6:30 Pacific/9:30 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
Campo Verde H.S. Band, Arizona
Chopticon H.S. Band, Maryland
Colbert County H.S. Band, Alabama
Desert Ridge H.S. Band, Arizona
Don Antonio Lugo H.S. Band, California
Fort Madison H.S. Band, Iowa
Freedom H.S. Band, Pennsylvania
Galena H.S. Band, Nevada
Hellgate H.S. Band, Montana
Highland H.S. Band, Arizona
Hudson H.S. Band, Wisconsin
JM Robinson H.S., North Carolina
Lakeville South H.S. Band, Minnesota
Lakeshore H.S. Band, Michigan
Larry Ryle H.S. Band, Kentucky
Marine Forces Pacific Band, Hawaii
Monroe Township H.S. Band, New Jersey
Morgantown H.S. Band, West Virginia
NYPD Pipes and Drums, New York
Omro H.S. Band, Wisconsin
PA Pearl Harbor Honor Band, Pennsylvania
Park City H.S. Band, Utah
Pilot Point H.S. Band, Texas
Rigby H.S. Band, Idaho
Saint Johns College H.S., Washington DC
Shorewood H.S. Band, Washington
Spring Hill H.S. Band, Kansas
Somerset Berkley H.S. Band, Massachusetts
Uintah H.S. Band, Utah
Valhalla H.S. Band, California
Western Illinois University Band, Illinois
Westfield H.S. Band, Virginia
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:

• Tour of Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona
• Feature Performance in Pearl Harbor at the USS Missouri
• Diamond Head Lookout
• Polynesian Cultural Center
• Dole Pineapple Plantation
• Waikiki Beach
• Pali Lookout
• Historic Haleiwa Town

Future Dates

Saturday, December 7, 2024
Sunday, December 7, 2025
Monday, December 7, 2026
(Parade and Public Ceremony held annually 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.