The 2020 Rome New Year’s Day Parade

Thousands of high school musicians from the USA will parade on January 1st, 2020

The famous Rome New Year’s Parade is making a comeback on January 1st, gathering thousands of young American high school musicians from the United States. A musical party with Italian and foreign teams that offers over two hours of absolute fun in the historic center of Rome!

Destination Events, which for years has also been the creator of the analogous event in London (London New Year Parade) where tens of thousands of visitors come together every year, is pleased to announce also for Rome many new participants in what promises to be a great party of fun and sharing.

For over two hours the performers will march in various music and choreography along via del Corso, via Frattina, Piazza Mignanelli, Piazza di Spagna and via del Babuino and will perform, for the grand finale, in an arena created for the occasion where the public will also have the opportunity to sit in the grandstand and enjoy the great live show and on the big screens.

Rome New Year's Parade 2020

Rome New Year's Parade 2020

This is the list of artists who will parade in this long and exciting marathon: from Italy the Combined Associations of Roman Historical Re-enactment, the Band Association of the City of Mentana with Majorettes, the Stilt Artifacts of Rome, the Vejanese Philharmonic Association of Vejano ( VT), the flag wavers of Castiglion Fiorentino, the Majorette Medullia of Sant’Angelo Romano, the Amaseno Harmony Show Band of Frosinone, the folk group Ma Tru’di of Amatrice and the folk group ‘La Frustica’ of Faleria; from the United States the marching bands Olivet Nazarene University Tiger Marching Band (Illinois), Olivet College Marching Comets (Michigan), Hinsdale Central High School Red Devil Marching Band (Illinois), Hickory Ridge High School Blue Regiment (North Carolina), Ramsey High School ‘Big Blue’ Marching Band (New Jersey) and the North Port High School Alliance Marching Band (Florida).

Rome New Year's Parade 2020

The scenography of the Parade will also be enriched by typical “made in Italy” means of transport such as the Vespas, the vintage Fiat 500s, the vintage 900 bicycles and the Sound cars of ShareNGo, and by the giant themed balloons “Rome Parade”, “Gladiator , “Senator” and “Centurion”, carried by students and the Menomonee Falls High School Symphonic Orchestra of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.

In addition to the parade, some concerts will also be organized within the churches and basilicas of the historic center, with repertoires of sacred and classical music held by some of the formations of the Rome Parade. This is the calendar:

  • Monday 30 December 2019 at 8pm: Menomonee Falls High School Symphonic Orchestra and Olivet Nazarene University Symphonic Winds (Church of Santa Maria in Portico Campitelli);
  • Thursday 2 January at 5.30pm: Olivet College Wind Ensemble (Church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli);
  • Thursday 2 January at 8.40pm: Menomonee Falls High School Symphonic Orchestra and Polyphonic Choir Beato Angelico della Minerva (Basilica of Sant’Andrea della Valle).
  • The celebrations will be closed by the Ramsey High School Jazz Ensemble on Friday January 3rd at 4.30pm in Piazza Mignanelli with an enthralling open air performance.

Get ready to join in the fun from 3.30pm. The parade begins at Piazza del Popolo and is free of charge!

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