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27th Annual

San Diego Veterans Day Parade

San Diego, CA

Monday, November 11, 2013
11:00 AM

Band of Pride Tribute™

Aboard The U.S.S. Midway, San Diego Bay

Sunday, November 10, 2013
11:00 AM

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San Diego Veterans Day Parade photo
For More Information

Web: Patriotic Performances.com

Email: Melinda Marinoff, Band of Pride Tribute Executive Director

Mail: The San Diego Veterans Day Parade
2384 Camino Vida
Palm Springs, CA 92264

Phone: 866-489-6888 Ext. 1

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

With offices on both the East and West Coasts, NYC Group Tours is the Official Marching Band & Youth Sponsor of the San Diego Veterans Day Parade.
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Band of Pride Tribute logo The 2013 edition of the San Diego Veterans Day Parade promises to be extra special, with a route through San Diego's historic Gaslamp District and expanded performance opportunities for marching bands.

Marching bands can participate in multiple performances saluting America's Veterans over Veterans Day weekend. The two-day music program kicks off on Sunday, November 10, with The Band of Pride Tribute — a mass band rally featuring all the student performers participating in the San Diego Veterans Day Parade. Bands will showcase their talents on the flight deck of The U.S.S. Midway, the nation's West Coast symbol of American strength, freedom and peace. All arrangements are provided, including a guest conductor, performance shirts and an audience. After the performance, band members are treated to a box lunch aboard the ship and have time for a self-guided tour of The U.S.S. Midway.

On Monday, November 11, the streets of the historic Gaslamp District will come alive when marching bands perform to enthusiastic crowds in the San Diego Veterans Day Parade.

San Diego Veterans Day Parade photos All bands are invited to a pre-parade band competition judged by members of the Southern California School Band & Orchestra Association (SCSBOA). Trophies are awarded for the top bands (Class A and Class B), drum majors, auxiliary units and overall sweepstakes.

NYC Group Tours, the official marching band and youth sponsor of The Band of Pride Tribute and The San Diego Veterans Day Parade, invites bands to apply to participate in an extraordinary event in one of the most beautiful cities in America — The San Diego Veterans Day Parade.

2012 Band Participants


El Rancho High School, California
Kingwood High School, Texas
Mariposa County High School, California
Native American Women Warriors Color Guard

2011 Band Participants


Castle Park High School
Clairemont High School Chieftan Marching Band
Compton High School Band
El Cajon High School Marching Braves
Granite Hills High School Band
Grossmont High School Royal Blue Regiment
Madison High School Warhawk Regiment
Monte Vista High School Band
Olympian High School Band
Spring Valley Middle School Band
U.S. Marine Band San Diego

Related Events

• Awards Dinner Dance Cruise — As the sun sets on parade day, marching band students enjoy a fun-filled awards dinner dance cruise around San Diego Bay, providing dazzling views of the city by night.

Future Dates

2013: Parade - Monday, November 11 / Band of Pride Tribute - Sunday, November 10
2014: Parade - Monday, November 10 / Band of Pride Tribute - Sunday, November 9
2015: Parade - Monday, November 9 / Band of Pride Tribute - Sunday, November 8
(Parade is always held on the Monday closest to November 11 with the Tribute taking place on Sunday prior.)

For More Information

Web: Patriotic Performances.com

Email: Melinda Marinoff, Band of Pride Tribute Executive Director
Mail: The San Diego Veterans Day Parade, 2384 Camino Vida, Palm Springs, CA 92264
Phone: 866-489-6888 Ext. 1 NYC Group Tours logo

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

With offices on both the East and West Coasts, NYC Group Tours is the Official Marching Band & Youth Sponsor of the San Diego Veterans Day Parade.

Band of Pride Tribute Veterans Day Events Video



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