2020 Featured Event
400th Anniversary of the Voyage of the Mayflower
BOSTON / PLYMOUTH
400TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MAYFLOWER
2020 Marks the 400th Anniversary of the Voyage of the Mayflower and the founding of the Plymouth Colony. This event will feature bands, choirs and orchestras in a year-long concert series to be held in Plymouth and Boston. Performing groups will take in the rich culture of New England while having the opportunity to pay a musical tribute to those who helped make this great nation a beacon of freedom throughout the world.
PEARL HARBOR MEMORIAL PARADE
December 7, 1941 was a day that would live in infamy and thrust the United States of America into the second World War. Now 70 years later Americans and people from all over the world gather to pay tribute to those who were here on that fateful day. The the ceremony and parade are organized to provide the public an opportunity to express their appreciation for the service and sacrifice of our veterans and their families.
D-DAY MEMORIAL PARADE
On June 6, 1944 Allied forces crossed the English Channel and landed on the beaches of Normandy, France to liberate Western Europe from the occupation of Nazi Germany. Today the D-Day Memorial Parade pays tribute to all those who paid the price to ensure the liberation of Europe. The beautiful and historic village of Ste. Mere Eglise in Normandy is proud to host this parade on the anniversary of D-Day each year.
GOLD STAR FAMILIES
MEMORIAL DAY PARADE - HAWAII
Each year Gold Star Families are recognized for their sacrifice to our nation in the National Gold Star Families Memorial Day Parade. This historic event takes place in our beautiful island state of Hawaii.
Bands, Choirs, Orchestras, Community and Veterans organizations join together in a heartfelt tribute to those who have lost a loved one in military action. We must do what we can to demonstrate our appreciation for their service to our nation and for their sacrifice for the cause of liberty.
AMERICAN MUSICAL SALUTE
American Musical Salute programs feature All-American performing ensembles in meaningful historically themed concerts in Washington DC, New York City, Philadelphia, Boston and other historic cities across America.
PARADE OF HEROES
Parade of Heroes is an annual event held in Washington DC on Veterans Day week. This event features outstanding bands, choirs and JROTC cadets from around the country in a special tribute to our Veterans at the WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam War memorials.
The National Fall sing features outstanding choirs in a combined Honor Choir performance at Carnegie Hall in New York City. This Historic Occasion pays tribute to those who lost their lives during the events of 9-11. This concert will take place during the second week of October each each year.
NATIONAL FALL SING REMEMBERING 9-11
Join the official Beethoven 250th Anniversary Celebration at the Lincoln Center in New York City in the Spring of 2020. This event is primarily for outstanding school orchestras.