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Marching Bands Information & Application

The National Veterans Parade Foundation recognizes the success of any parade depends on the the marching bands to entertain the spectators as well as helping keep pace of a parade. 

I’m sure you will agree that Washington DC remains the perfect venue to march in the heart of the Capital City, and our National Mall. A march along Constitution Avenue to celebrate and recognize such an important National Holiday is that perfect venue! 
To further the experience for high school marching bands, we also recognize that Veterans Day Weekend is the ideal time of the year for High School Bands to show off their just completed field show program. Our experienced team has created a wonderful (and optional for those in the Parade) opportunity to show their Parade and Field Show skills, along with partnering with major vendors and sponsors to create a full experience in an affordable atmosphere. We’re happy to work with your chosen tour professional to include our Festival Experience into your itinerary. Please feel free to contact us for more information, as well as any assistance with your Application. We pledge to review each one as we receive it, and also pledge to make your National Veterans Parade Festival weekend a highlight of your students marching band participation! Feel free to click on the link below for your 2024 application.

Tentative Schedule of Events:

Saturday, November 9th, 2024.
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM National Field Show on the National Mall. 
As part of our Festival Program, your Band will perform on the Washington Monument Grounds across from the WWII Memorial for an Iconic Custom Video Performance for each Band.
Sunday, November 10th, 2024
Your Band staging will warm up with the backdrop of the Capital for a great opportunity for a Band Photo!
Starting at Noon on Constitution Avenue, stepping off in front of the National Archives, thousands of spectators and a live viewing audience will see your Band March up our National Parade Route!
All Participating Festival Bands receive plenty of Official Festival Swag, including shirts, hats, pins, and more, including your own custom produced video of both days performances.
Contact us for more information, as well as your completed, no obligation Application!

Need more info before submitting your application?

Simply complete the Band Contact Form below – we will follow up asap!  
Be sure to check out the PARADE GUIDELINES.

Band Information Request Form

Please call or text us at  800.942.1960
Fill out the form below OR
Email us at [email protected]


Traveling with your entire music department?


We may be able to provide additional performance venues as part of our Festival Weekend!