Marching Band Participation Hotline: 1.888.979.5522

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Contact us at

Orlando Veterans Parade Committee
5706 Parkview Lake Drive
Orlando, FL 32821

Marching Band Directors,

On behalf of the City of Orlando, Florida, and the Mayor’s Veterans Advisory Council, it is with extreme pride that we cordially invite you and your band to apply for participation in the 16th Orlando Veterans Day Parade.

We are continuing our joint effort of the Mayors office and numerous Veterans Organizations to designate Orlando as having one of the largest Veterans Day Parade and surrounding activities in the country! This year, the City of Orlando is proud to honor our men and women returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan as well as those Veterans who have fought for our nation’s freedom in past wars and conflicts.

On Saturday, November 14th, 2015, downtown Orlando will be alive with military bands and equipment, ROTC units, floats, pipe bands, and, of course, high school marching bands. We offer you a superb platform to showcase your band on television as an exhibition or with judged ratings at a time of year when your band may be at it’s best!

We would like to extend this invitation to you to apply to march in Downtown Orlando for thousands of spectators and television audience. As you know, Orlando offers attractions that no other city can. Coupled with the honor of saluting our veterans, Orlando gives high school music programs a great reason to fund raise for a visit to Orlando's attractions as well.

We have a tremendous Festival Program that can incorporate judging and ratings for your band at the best time of year for peak band performance! We can offer you some great travel options through out travel partners, or we will even work directly with your Travel Provider of choice to help incorporate our program into your travel itinerary.

Please feel free to download the accompanying Marching Band Application and we will promptly respond with our personal contact to you!

We have partnered with Universal Studios to offer your Band additional performance venues, dinners, awards ceremonies, special discounts and more to thank you for call us toll free at 888-979-5522 or email us with your questions at . We look forward to any help we may extend to you or your booster group or travel provider to help you make this exciting weekend a part of your upcomng school calendar!

We thank you for your commitment to our youth as a music and marching band director and welcome your participation in this or any Veterans parade in your local area. We also thank you for any encouragement you give your students to take part in any Veterans awareness programs that may be available in your area. We look forward to hearing from you.

Good luck this year and every year as we thank our veterans for their service!

Orlando Veterans Parade Committee