Rome New Year – the annual celebration of music and culture held in the historic heart of the Eternal City – has become an event of global significance.
Dr. Adam Dalton, Director of Bands, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia, USA, 2017
My students were able to experience something that the people of this area only dream of. I can't thank you enough for that. We had an amazing experience! The students loved the trip, and the parade was one of the coolest things I've been a part of. I'm already looking forward to our next one in a few years!
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Mr. Kenneth F. Beard, Director of Bands, Woodward Academy, College Park, Georgia, USA
The parade was a blast for the students and they absolutely loved it. The Rome audience was so friendly and receptive that our students felt like celebrities. The churches we played in were a very fine experience for the kids and they enjoyed it. I really appreciate all that you have done for us on this trip. The kids said it was the best trip ever and was perfect. Thanks for all of your help!
Mr. Kyle Hildebrant – Archbishop Riordan High School, San Francisco, California, USA, 2017
The students and family members were very impressed with all of the destinations and experiences provided. I know all of the students had a tremendous experience! We are definitely considering the same tour again in the very near future!
Annoucing our second participant for 2108..... Welcome to Needham B. Broughton High School Festival Chorus, from Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. To find out more about them click here.
Want to be part of Rome's Spectacular New Year'sDay Parade, 1st January 2018? Click here to find out how.
And Rome’s 2018 New Year’s Day Parade, first participant to be announced is……… Tri-City Band Corps, from California, USA. To find out more about them click here.
Dr. Matt McCutchen, Director of Bands, University of South Florida, Tampa, USA, 2017
The USF Herd of Thunder Marching Band was thrilled to participate in the 2017 Rome New Year's Day Parade. The accommodations, food, excursions, and performance opportunities were exceptional and we enthusiastically recommend it to anyone who wants to provide their students with an unforgettable experience.
Dr. Daniel Galyen, Univeristy of Northern Iowa
We had a terrific trip! Our students loved the parade. It was just an incredible experience.
Birmingham Seaholm high School
A big warm welcome to Birmingham Seaholm high School from Birmingham, Michigan.