Our band will be able to participate in this “once in a lifetime” opportunity with the help of community sponsors like you. Click here for our Sponsorship Packet.
About This Event
The National Pearl Harbor Memorial Day Parade committee has selected the Station Camp Thundering Herd Marching Band to represent the great state of Tennessee in its 75th commemoration event celebrating the ending of World War II. Tennessee marching bands have traditionally been included in the annual parade event, as the USS Tennessee was one of the great battleships moored at Pearl Harbor during the attack; however, because this is a landmark anniversary year, the selection is even more prestigious. We are deeply honored to showcase the dedication of our band program, our school, and our community in this special event.
Station Camp Thundering Herd will unite with bands from across the country to play in the parade’s opening ceremony. We are thrilled to demonstrate our musicianship as we perform America the Beautiful, now in the 125th anniversary of its writing. Following the opening ceremony, we will march down Kalakaua Avenue, in Waikiki, in front of thousands of spectators from all over the world. In addition to this spectacular experience, we will be featured in a stand- alone performance at Pearl Harbor, in the shadow of the USS Missouri, upon whose decks the surrender was signed marking the end of the war 75 years ago.
Our student performers will step out of the classroom and into history as they help to commemorate the past and celebrate the future with music. Our participation will demonstrate to our Veterans and their families the sentiments of a grateful nation, as well as remind the world that once bitter enemies can become friends and allies.