National Independence Day Parade – It’s Here!

Happy Fourth of July Weekend from MCI Headquarters! We are incredibly excited about all of the Independence Day festivities about to happen over the weekend in Washington, D.C., and we hope that YOU can join us and be a part … Continue reading

Applications now accepted to march in the nation’s Independence Day Parade – July 4, 2016

Band at the Capitol Building waiting to march in the National Independence Day Parade

“Pfft.  Please!  I’ll be cooking barbecue and heading down to the local fireworks.  Not interested!” When we talk with marching band directors about participation in America’s National Independence Day Parade, especially when it means traveling to another part of the … Continue reading

Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg Marching Saints Experienced the Thrill of Marching in the National Independence Day Parade

“The parade experience was indescribable. I wish I had words for what it felt like to turn the corner onto Constitution and hear and see the roaring crowd for us! It was an exciting feeling from start to finish. I felt safe and welcomed! It was organized and I never felt pressured or lost…” Continue reading

Coronado High School Bands Have A Blast in Washington, DC

“I just wanted to let you know that my band had a BLAST during our [Washington, D.C.] trip. Our guides were fantastic. Our drivers were wonderful. I would also like to say that working with you has been great. Please pass on this praise to whomever may wish to see. I will be recommending your company to others that may be interested in doing a similar trip.” Continue reading

Willow Canyon High School Band Play Their Hearts Out in the National Independence Day Parade

“The parade was definitely the BEST PART OF THE TRIP. I think this was set up very well not only for the students but also for the band directors. We have attended many festivals over the past few years, and I can say, without a doubt, that the National Independence Day Parade was the most well organized, stress free, friendly, safe, and enjoyable event we have had the privilege to participate in…” Continue reading

Santaluces High School Band March Down Constitution Avenue in the National Independence Day Parade

“The parade was the most organized event I have ever been a part of in my 14 years of teaching. From picking up the boxed lunches to unloading, from pictures to step-off there was constant communication from Music Celebrations Staff members. Your staff was professional, friendly and complimentary. They answered all questions and provided guidance during the day…” Continue reading

Springdale High School Band March in the National Independence Day Parade

“What an incredible way to end our year! The trip to Washington, D.C. for the 4th of July National Parade and related concerts is the most wonderful educational experience our students and staff have ever had. What a treat!” Continue reading

North Pulaski High School Band March in the National Independence Day Parade

“Words cannot describe the feeling of marching down Constitution Avenue on the Fourth of July. Flags are waving, crowds are screaming, bands are playing and everyone is proud to be an American. Surrounded by historical sites, I get chill bumps and tears in my eyes as I proudly watch my students experience the memory of a lifetime.” Continue reading

Aiken High School Marching Band Represents South Carolina in Washington, D.C.

Aiken Band in DC

I have been teaching for 14 years and have had many trips each year.  This was, by far, the best trip I have taken.  The educational opportunities were over-abundant, the performance venue was amazing, and everything ran like clockwork!  This … Continue reading

Cabot High School Band Represents Arkansas in the 2012 National Independence Day Parade

2012 National Independence Day Parade

“This is our 3rd time to march in the parade and by far it was the best experience. Even though the weather was extremely hot, the students performed to the best of their ability and for the first time ever, not a single student dropped out of the parade because of heat related problems! The crew that handles the parade does a great job of making things work.” Continue reading