Thanksgiving Parade of Bands
With more clinicians and fewer participants than any of the major bowl games, the Thanksgiving Parade of Bands at the Walt Disney World® Resort is the mass band event that your students deserve.
A Performance Where You Matter
- Give a featured performance where the band is the highlight
- Perform with the Presidio Brass, professional narration and an appearance by Mickey Mouse
- Play for thousands of guests, watching in person and via live webcast
- Work with noted collegiate instructors, DCI champions and professional musicians
- Play custom arrangements created exclusively for you by Grammy nominated composer Rick DeJonge
- Learn in a pre-trip clinic led by a distinguished clinician
- Apply for an additional Disney Performing Arts Workshop or OnStage performance for your band, choir or orchestra (based on availability)
Exclusive Extras and Fun
- Enjoy an extravagant Thanksgiving dinner, awards ceremony, and private performance by the Presidio Brass.
- Rehearse in the park before it opens, just like the pros
- Take comfort in award-winning hotel accommodations and an extensive buffet breakfast
- Interact with other schools in a non-competitive environment
- Create memories in the world's most visited theme parks
Learn from Distinguished Clinicians
- Gary Smith, University of Illinois Marching Illini Director Emeritus
- Joe Hermann, Tennessee Tech University Director of Bands
- Ben Collins, DCI champion with Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps
- Ruth Ann Medworth, Indiana State University Sycamore Guard Director; WGI Board of Directors and Hall of Fame
- Whitney Medworth, Lucas Oil Stadium, Event Manager; former DCI staff
- Presidio Brass, special guests
The Presidio Brass appear in cooperation with Jupiter Band Instruments.