D-Day 75 Normandy Parade

The D-Day 75 Normandy Parade will be a highlight of the musical events commemorating the 75th Anniversary of D-Day June 6, 2019. Marching bands from across the United States are invited to participate in this once-in-a-lifetime experience to march on the beaches of Normandy for enthusiastic crowds lining the streets of these historic towns.


In addition to your experience in Normandy, your ensemble will also have the opportunity to explore and perform in Paris. The French love and support both traditional and contemporary musical performances. Paris was “second Vienna” for French musicians and composers including Berlioz, Auger, Gounod, Saint-Saens, Franck, Faure, Ravel, Debussy, and many others. Your concert tour is truly enriched with your surroundings of art history, architecture, and beauty that is best experienced “first hand.”

Imagine Your Ensemble Performing Along the Beaches of Normandy On The D-Day Anniversary


Sample Itinerary

Caen / Paris


Day One: June 4, 2019

Depart via scheduled air service to Paris, France


Day Two: June 5

Arrive in Paris
Transfer to Caen region
Lunch, on own
Evening welcome dinner and overnight


Day Three: June 6

Breakfast at the hotel
Morning Performance
Lunch provided
Afternoon of sightseeing
Dinner and overnight


Day Four: June 7

Breakfast at the hotel followed by checkout
Morning excursion to Coleville and participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at the American Cemetery, site of the June 6th Normandy Invasion
Lunch, on own
Afternoon transfer to Paris
Evening dinner and overnight


Day Five: June 8

Breakfast at the hotel
Half day guided tour of Paris historique, including Notre Dame Cathedral, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysees, Place de la Concorde,
Luxembourg Palace and Gardens, Latin Quarter, Place de la Bastille, etc.
Lunch, on own
Afternoon Performance
Evening dinner at local restaurant, and overnight


Day Six: June 9

Breakfast at the hotel
Morning guided tour to Versailles Palace. This palace is the creation of the
French monarchy at the moment of its greatest splendor. Consisting of the
great palace, the gardens and the Trianons, it is a wonderfully harmonious
composition of building and landscape, the definitive monument of French
Lunch, on own
Afternoon at leisure
Evening dinner at local restaurant
Evening Performance


Day Seven: June 10

Breakfast at the hotel
Tour of Paris artistique, including entrance to the Louvre, the world’s
largest and greatest art museum
Lunch, on own
Afternoon at leisure
Evening farewell dinner at local restaurant
Enjoy a nighttime cruise along the Seine river with Bateaux Mouche


Day Eight: June 11

Breakfast at the hotel
Transfer to Paris Airport for return flight


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