La Grande Parade de Paris is a joyous multi-national New Year celebration in the historic heart of the city that melts the hearts of millions.
‘Please know that you now have an admirer ‘across the pond.’ The magnitude of your accomplishments in bringing all the elements together to make this event a success is truly staggering.’
Dr. Paula Crider, Longhorn Bands, Austin, Texas, 2005
‘In my twenty years of teaching high school students, I have NEVER has a more positive or rewarding student travel experience. Every aspect of the trip was thoroughly planned, educationally and musically rewarding. I know from my conversations with students and supporters these past weeks that this was a transformative experience. They speak glowingly about both the concert and parade and the appreciative audiences at each venue. This was the trip of a lifetime for our students’
John Bina Director of Bands Lakeville South High School Lakeville, Minnesota, 2007
‘You certainly had an awesome task in front of you, treading on uncharted waters, dealing with several governments, corralling the desired entertainment, arranging for airline and hotel accommodations, all secured in a cohesive, magical and glorious fashion .’
Mr. Howard M. Richardson, Arlington Heights, Illinois, 2003
‘The flight, the hotel, the receptions, and the daily tour excursions were all done with such professionalism and class.’
Mr. Jerry Hoover Director of Bands, Southwest Missouri State University ,1999
‘Participation in this event provided our students with memories of a lifetime. Thank you again for allowing our ensemble to the New Year with you.’
Mr. Scott Tobias, Assistant Professor of Music, University of NC, 2006
‘Again, thank you for this opportunity of a life time and for all the work that goes into an event of this magnitude.’
Ms. Lori Falcone, Lincoln Southwest High School, Lincoln Nebraska
‘I don’t quite know how to put into words the appreciation and gratitude we feel for all all of you for making this an incredible once in a lifetime opportunity.’
Ms. Pam Norman, Wildcat Wrangles, Texas 2008
‘It was a result of this safe and normal environment that we were able to grant students the ability to independently and experience so many places. Some of their most memorable moments came as a result of that freedom.’
Ms. Robin Engl Wauwatosa, East High School, 2003
‘You continue to provide such an incredible opportunity for the various groups who are part of the festival; it is an opportunity of untold value, and one they will probably not truly understand until long after the fact.’
Tim Lautzenheiser 2003, Attitude concepts for today, Inc. Bluffton Indiana
For many, it was the proudest day of our lives… the turn of every corner was an adventure.’
Vince D’Agostino Principal, Atlee High School, Virginia, 2004
Thank you so much for giving our daughter such a memorable New Year experience! She had a wonderful two days and came back home with stories and memories both with her friends at Albert (& Friends Instant Circus) and other groups, knowing she has built on her skills and looking forward to the next project! I can’t quite picture how they were unicycling in horse costumes though!!
Albert & Friends Instant Circus, London, 2017
We had an amazing time in Paris, thank you very much for organising this for us and thank you very much for the opportunity.
Amit Vekaria, Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Pipe Band, England, UK, Paris Parade 2017
The trip was amazing and everyone was very happy. I’m amazed at how well all the pieces came together. The resource people were some of the best I've had. So easy to work with, so accommodating, so helpful. Outstanding service.
Josh Thompson, Lake Zurich High School, Illinois, USA, Paris Parade 2017
Our students, parents, and staff really enjoyed our trip, and I know there's a lot of planning and preparation that you all have to do on the front end to make this possible. I just wanted you to know how much we appreciate it! Of course, on the last night we were there, the parents were asking where we were going to go next year... I think the travel bug has bitten some of them very hard!
Kevin Zamborsky, Stillwater High School, Oklahoma, USA, Paris Parade 2017
‘I can say without hesitation that of all the wonderful things my Tiger marching band has done in 37 years, none has surpassed our participation in your unique events. Your staff is thoroughly professional; the various venues are impressive and each parade outdoes the last’
Paul Parets, the TIGER MARCHING BAND from Alexis I. Dupont High School in Greenville, Delaware, 2012