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Parade of Nations Norfolk Application

The Norfolk NATO Festival in Norfolk, VA is home to the Parade of Nations each April.  Over 100 parade units with local and visiting high school bands, U.S. and International Military bands, and colorful floats which represent each of the 29 NATO Member Nations!


About the Parade

Each spring, Norfolk, Virginia welcomes military bands, massed pipes and drums, drill teams, Celtic dancers and choirs from around the world to participate in the Virginia International Tattoo.

High school marching band and choral groups are encouraged to join the excitement as part of the Norfolk NATO Festival Parade of Nations that kicks off Tattoo.  Featuring more than 100 units representing each of the 29 NATO member nations, it’s the only parade in the U.S. that honors NATO.

How to Apply

Contact a student trip planner like Kaleidoscope Adventures for participation information.  If you want to add to your performance experience, plan to stay an extra day!  Rich history, beautiful beaches, outdoor fun and exciting entertainment can be part of your student group’s visit to Norfolk and Virginia Beach.

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