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MARCHING PROGRAMS

Marching Programs

Marching Programs

When it comes to school music tours, everyone loves a parade, and Performing Arts Consultants marching programs are worlds away from your typical half-time show! We offer a variety of great marching band parade opportunities and competitions throughout the United States. Your music students will never forget their chance to perform for thousands of people, as well as meeting other marching band students from across the country as they take in the sites and attractions of their host city. Click here to request a custom itinerary quote.  
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Plymouth, MA
2025 America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration
Performing Arts Consultants is proud to continue our exclusive partnership with America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration and Parade (televised on ABC in Boston) in Plymouth, Massachusetts. For over 20 years, hundreds of thousands of people from all walks of life have traveled to historic Plymouth to experience a bounty of authentic Americana. The celebration of Thanksgiving becomes history-brought-to-life as Pilgrims, Native Americans, Soldiers, Patriots, and Pioneers proudly climb out of the history books and onto the streets of Plymouth. Please join us for the opportunity to perform for thousands of spectators as we celebrate a true American holiday in the place where it all began over 400 years ago! After the parade, groups will be treated to a special event at Plimoth Patuxet, including Thanksgiving Dinner, and Self-Guided Tour of the Plantation and the Mayflower. As Plymouth is only a short distance from Boston, overnight groups will also have the chance to experience one of America’s finest large cities, as well!
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Norfolk, VA
2025 NATO Fest Parade of Nations
Our favorite Springtime parade! Norfolk is home to the largest naval base in the world. When aircraft carriers return from months at sea, local TV stations cover the event. Norfolk is surrounded by the Hampton Roads harbor to the west, the Chesapeake Bay to the north and Virginia Beach and the Atlantic to the east. Participants can visit Colonial Williamsburg also featuring Busch Gardens Theme Park or the beautiful beaches at Virginia Beach. The 71st “Norfolk NATO Festival’s Parade of Nations” will step off on Saturday morning with 16-22 bands in competition for rating, or just to experience the event and march through.
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Orlando, FL
2025 Disney Imagination Campus
Disney Performing Arts OnStage (formerly Disney Magic Music Days) is a unique educational program designed for students of the arts. It gives instrumental, vocal, theater and dance ensembles an opportunity to showcase their talents in a professional setting, study their craft in a positive, lively environment, and have fun doing it! The Disney Performing Arts OnStage program is available year-round to performing groups from schools, dance studios and other organizations around the globe. Workshops are taught by professionals in their respective fields: actors, choreographers, comedians, dancers, composers, singers, arrangers, musicians and conductors. Many are nationally recognized artists, working in Hollywood and performing arts venues throughout the country.
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Orlando, FL
2025 Universal STARS
Universal Stars is the music performance program that puts your group in the heart of two incredible theme parks! If you’re a marching band, concert band, dance team, choir, or other performance group then our universe is yours to perform in! If you’re a marching group you will travel through uniquely themed backdrops within Universal Studios Florida®. You can even perform at the Macy’s Holiday Parade™ or the *Mardi-Gras parade at Universal Studios. Walking not your thing? Dazzle the crowds from our Citywalk Plaza Stage. Universal Stars provides your performers with unparalleled thrills and excitement before, during and after their show.
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New York, NY
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is tied as the second-oldest parade in the United States. This parade is a tradition that many witness in person and many more embrace at their homes with loved ones at the start of the holiday season. Having your Marching Band march through The Big Apple during the New York’s world-famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is a major accomplishment for any Band Director and his/her band. Band directors need to apply years in advance and submit an application video to the Macy’s Band Selection Committee. The decisions are made by early May. The parade will be broadcasted on NBC. During a band’s visit, the group could also attend a Show on Broadway, a cruise to the Statue of Liberty or see performances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, or Radio City Music Hall and take in some shopping and some of the greatest food around.
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Pasadena , CA
Tournament of Roses Parade
Since 1890, the Tournament of Roses has produced America’s New Year Celebration, bringing the traditions of the Rose Parade to Pasadena and the World for over 130 years. PAC takes many of the Best Bands to this BIG Event and does so in splendid fashion! Once accepted, PAC’s parade staff works with you to select just the right hotel, a Southern California practice facility, make Charter Air arrangements, schedule meals, excursions, and of course your parade at Disneyland and a lot of fun! We know our way around this event recently taking Southern University, Tennessee State University, the Gibson County Mass Band, Munford High School and this year, Norfolk State University. Oh yes, we take their Friends, Family, and Alumni along on a separate itinerary as well. Let our experience and vendor relationships allow you to come and…enjoy the Rose Parade Experience.
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