A Letter from Gary Schwartzhoff: The Historical Importance of FDR’s Four Freedoms

The following is a guest post by Dr. Gary R. Schwartzhoff, Artistic Director and Conductor of the Four Freedoms Choral Festival. The Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) has shaped not just the United States of America, but the world … Continue reading

SELU Wind Symphony at the Sousa Band Festival

The Southeastern Louisiana Wind Symphony joined us in performing at the the inaugural John Philip Sousa Band Festival in Washington, D.C. earlier this year. We were delighted to hear from Dr. Glen Hemburger, director and Professor of Music & Director … Continue reading

Join Us LIVE at the 2015 National Memorial Day Parade!

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

2015 National Memorial Day Parade to Air Live on REELZ

REELZ today announced that the men and women who have given their lives in defense of freedom in the world will be honored at The American Veterans Center’s 2015 National Memorial Day Parade airing live on Monday, May 25 starting at 2pm ET/ 11am PT. The Grand Marshals of this year’s Parade are the veterans of World War II with 2015 marking the 70th anniversary of the end of the war. (Via PRWeb.com) Continue reading

Lemoore High School Choir Tours Washington, D.C.

Lemoore High School Choir

The Lemoore High School Choir of Lemoore, California, recently returned from a tour of Washington, D.C. as part of the National Festival of the States. The ensemble performed several times in the area, including at the Lincoln Memorial, Vinson Hall Retirement Community, and at a clinic led by renowned choral director Dr. Stanley Engebretson. Continue reading

Announcing the 2nd annual Sousa Band Festival at the Kennedy Center

Sousa Band Festival - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Music Celebrations International is pleased to present the Sousa Band Festival, an exclusive event that will take place on Saturday and Sunday, April 2-3, 2016, at the Concert Hall of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Four select concert bands will be featured in performance at this historic concert venue. Continue reading

SPOTLIGHT: “The Pride of Torrington” at National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade

Torrington High School Marching Band

The Torrington High School Marching Band, also known as “The Pride of Torrington” from Connecticut, recently returned from Washington, D.C., where they marched in the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade. Continue reading

Announcing the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade: April 16, 2016

National Cherry Blossom Festival

Music Celebrations International is proud to be a longtime facilitator of travel services for Parade-for-webmarching bands performing in the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade, part of an annual springtime festival held in Washington, D.C. Continue reading

Announcing the Four Freedoms Choral Festival: April 22-24, 2016

Four Freedoms Choral Festival

The Four Freedoms Choral Festival was conceived to salute the presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and will take place during the 75th anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor – a monumental event in Roosevelt’s presidency, and in American history. The festival will feature a combined force of mixed voices singing en masse with a professional orchestra in Merchant Hall at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas, Virginia. Continue reading

Announcing the 2016 Capital Orchestra Festival

Capital Orchestra Festival

Music Celebrations is proud to present the Capital Orchestra Festival, an exclusive orchestra festival taking place at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. on February 14, 2016. Continue reading