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Everything for the Rome Parade was fantastic! Our group enjoyed the experience, playing with so many people from all over the world and to so many people watching. It was the best New Year’s Day.
Matteo Rebecchi, Bedizzole Marching Show Band di Bedizzole, Brescia, Italy
Da Hawts & Cabin Krewe have safely returned to our home and have been sharing our tales of delight from our adventure in Rome. Thank you so very much for hosting the Amelia EarHawts. Words cannot express the gratitude and kindness you all have shared and showered our group with this year. From the logistics to planning, traveling to parading, sightseeing and departure, ya'll did it all and flawlessly.
Val & Helen Killion, Amelia EarHawts & Cabin Krewe, Louisiana, USA
We want to express all our affection and gratitude. We are proud of this collaboration, and we trust in future synergies.
Angelo Curti & Sergio Belardi Gruppo Folk 'La Frustica' di Faleria, Lazio, Italy
Thank you for once again giving us the opportunity to participate in the ROME PARADE, the event is always special and unique. Now the XIV edition of the ROME PARADE is behind us we are already working on the next edition with the same spirit and enthusiasm. THANKS, THANKS and THANKS AGAIN FROM AVXILIA LEGIONIS !!!!!!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR! Ad maiora
Sabatino Maniafave & Ivano Cavaterra Associazioni Riunite di Rievocazione Storica Romana, Rome, Lazio, Italy
We had an amazing experience in Rome. We couldn’t be more pleased with the coordination, programming and services rendered by all. The pictures are incredible and will help students, chaperones and conductors remember these incredible memories. Thanks for all you do in making this a “world class” event.
John Woger Director of Bands/Orchestra Menomonee Falls High School
On behalf of the Shawnee Mission East Lancer Band students and parents, a heartfelt THANK YOU for the incredible trip. I’m so incredibly happy to have shared this experience with my students, parents and all of you. Thank you for the hard work that all of you put in to make this trip a success. Thank you again, and I’m hoping this is just the beginning of many trips together!
Alex Toepfer, Director, Shawnee Mission East Band
Not only was this an incredible experience but an amazing opportunity. To perform and travel to such a destination was truly the trip of a lifetime for my students. 1000 times thank you for all you do!
Jennifer Martinez, Director of Bands, Pittsburg Marching Show Band, California, USA
'We had a terrific trip! Our Students loved the Parade, It was just an incredible experience.'
Dr. Daniel Galyen, Director of Bands, University of Northern Iowa, Iowa, USA,
'The USF Herd of Thunder Marching Band was thrilled to participate in the 2017 Rome New Year's Day Parade. The accommodation, 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. Matt McCutchen, Director of Bands, University of South Florida, USA,
'The parade was a blast for the students and they absolutely loved it. The Rome audiences were 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. Kenneth F. Beard, Director of Bands, Woodward Academy, Georgia, USA,
'Let me start by thanking you all for the incredible amount of work that went into creating this once in a lifetime experience. 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 have been a part of. I cannot say enough words about how unique and special this parade is. I cannot imagine planning a trip like this with anyone else. I’m already looking forward to our next one in a few years!'
Dr. Adam Dalton, Director of Bands, Marshall University, West Virginia, USA,