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NYC Veterans Day Parade

New York, NY

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
11:00 AM

Band of Pride Tribute™

Times Square, New York City

Monday, November 10, 2014
7:30 AM

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For More Information

Web: NYCVeterans DayCelebrations.com

Email: Melinda Marinoff, Band of Pride Tribute Executive Director

Mail: NYC Group Tours, 1560 Broadway, Suite 809, New York, NY 10036

Phone: 866-489-6888

If you're interested in entering your band in the NYC Veterans Day Parade and Band of Pride Tribute, please request an application from Melinda Marinoff at the contact info above.

NYC Group Tours is the Official Marching Band & Youth Sponsor of the New York City Veterans Day Parade.
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Band of Pride Tribute logo The NYC Veterans Day Parade is the oldest and largest parade of its kind in the United States. The patriotic event features more than 20,000 participants, including veterans of all eras, active duty military, ROTC and JROTC units, civic and youth groups, all accompanied by music performed by top high school bands from around the country.

The event gives high school band members the opportunity to say "thank you for serving" to veterans, perform for thousands of cheering spectators, and march along New York's Fifth Avenue past landmarks such as Rockefeller Center, Saint Patrick's Cathedral and the Empire State Building.

One day prior, the NYC Veterans Day Parade kicks off with a unique one-of-a-kind high profile performance event, The Band of Pride Tribute. This mass band performance is held in the heart of Times Square and features all the student performers participating in the parade. The Band of Pride Tribute performance is conducted by Dr. Kenneth Dye, Director of Bands at Notre Dame University.

In 2014 the NYC Veterans Day Parade will be commemorating the 50th Anniversary of The Vietnam Conflict. The non-profit Band of Pride Tribute organization is a proud partner of the Vietnam War Commemoration, a national program conducted under the leadership of the Department of Defense to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.

The NYC Veterans Day Parade is televised in New York City and the surrounding states on FOX5 New York. The parade is also streamed live from 12 Noon to 3 PM on MyFoxNY.com.

NYC Group Tours, the official travel sponsor of The Band of Pride Tribute and The NYC Veterans Day Parade, invites bands to apply to participate in one of the most popular and meaningful parades in America — The New York City Veterans Day Parade.
Band of Pride Tribute mass band performance photo
The Band of Pride Tribute mass band performance is held in Times Square one day before the NYC Veterans Day Parade.

2012 Band Participants

NYC Veterans Day Parade photos
Band of Pride Concert
Chapman High School, South Carolina
The Michigan City Soul Steppers, Indiana
Prospect High School, Illinois
Oneida High School, New York

NYC Veterans Day Parade
Chapman High School, South Carolina
The Michigan City Soul Steppers, Indiana
Prospect High School, Illinois
Ringgold High School, Georgia
Oneida High School, New York

2011 Band Participants


Amsterdam HS, New York
Bloomington HS, Illinois
Centaurus HS, South Boulder, Colorado
East Limestone HS, Athens, Alabama
Edina HS, Minnesota
Harrisonburg HS, Virginia
JR Arnold HS, Panama City Beach, Florida
Lebanon HS, Tennessee
Maastricht Community & Show Band, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Mariposa HS, California
Maury HS, Norfolk, Virginia
Mt. Union HS, Pennsylvania
Mountain Ridge HS, Frostburg, Maryland
Nelson County HS, Bardstown, Kentucky
Oregon City HS, Oregon
Pickerington North HS, Pickerington, Ohio
Pike County HS, Zebulon, Georgia
Seneca East HS, Attica, Ohio
Westfield HS, Massachusetts
White Plains HS, Anniston, Alabama

Related Events

• Pre-Parade Motivational Breakfast — To capture the spirit of parade day, students and chaperones are treated to a pre-parade breakfast at an exciting theme restaurant in the heart of Times Square. The highlight of the morning is a motivational talk by a true American hero, Ret. FDNY Chief Dan Daly (www.chiefdaly.com). Dan shares his stories about the weeks he spent working at Ground Zero and his vision for a brighter future where peace — not violence — is the norm.
• 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.

Future Dates

2014: Special 50th Anniversary Vietnam Commemoration. Parade - Tuesday, November 11 / Band of Pride Tribute - Monday, November 10
2015: Parade - Wedneday, November 11 / Band of Pride Tribute - Tuesday, November 10
2016: Parade - Friday, November 11 / Band of Pride Tribute - Thursday, November 10
(Parade is always held on November 11 with the Tribute taking place one day prior.)

For More Information

Web: NYCVeteransDayCelebrations.com

Email: Melinda Marinoff, Band of Pride Tribute Executive Director
Mail: NYC Group Tours, 1560 Broadway, Suite 809, New York, NY 10036
Phone: 866-489-6888 NYC Group Tours logo

If you're interested in entering your band in the NYC Veterans Day Parade and Band of Pride Tribute, please request an application from Melinda Marinoff at the contact info above.

NYC Group Tours is the Official Marching Band & Youth Sponsor of the New York City Veterans Day Parade.

NYC Veterans Day Parade and Band of Pride Tribute Highlights Video



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