Blue Regiment in Rome, Italy!
In May 2018, the Hickory Ridge Blue Regiment marching band received a prestigious invitation from Destination Events and Youth Music of the World to participate in Rome's New Year's Day Parade. To receive such an inviation is a tremendous honor for our band program, school and Harrisburg community!
The performance tour will take place in December 2019 and Januray 2020 during winter break. Band members and parents will spend 7 days performing and sightseeing at some of Italy's most important cultural venues. While there we will tour Rome, Frascati, and Pompeii and perform in the Rome New Year's Day Parade and in Frascati. The itinerary is still being developed, but the trip will be packed with performances and activities. This wil truly be an amazing tour for our band!
Travel will require a current US Passport for all passnegers. If you are not a US citizen or hold a US passport a Visa may also be necessary.
The trip will be open to any current band member and his or her parent. Alumni may also attend the trip if you graduated in 2019 and the scheduling works out. All alumni are expected to contribute to the performances of the group. All musicians attending will be expected to perform in all parades and other events, as well as attend rehearsals prior to our departure. Please contact Mr. White if you have any questions.