McDonald’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Marching Band Program

Interesting Facts About the Chicago Thanksgiving Parade

WorldStrides OnStage high school marching bands from across the country will once again participate in the Uncle Dan’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in Chicago this year. Formally the McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade, this iconic Chicago holiday event has a rich history and continues to be quite the pro... Read More

Valero Alamo Bowl Marching Band Program

Our 2018-19 Bowl Game Predictions

It’s almost bowl game time again! WorldStrides OnStage will have 102 band, dance, and cheer groups performing at the games and parade events this year – that’s 5,200 students! Although we are mostly excited for the halftime entertainment, we also have some MAJOR college football fans a... Read More

4 Reasons Performers Should Travel to Italy

There’s much more to Italy that just decadent carbs and cheese. From the Madrigals of the Renaissance, to Neapolitan song, to Bel Canto opera, Italy has always been a major musical center with artists innovating musical styles. On WorldStrides OnStage’s Musical Italy tour, students have the oppo... Read More

A cappella group visiting with students in Kenya

A Cappella Group Makes Musical Friends in Kenya

The seed for the idea of a trip to Kenya was planted more than 7 years ago for the 2018 University of Rochester YellowJackets, before any of the a cappella group’s current members were even in college. The 2011 YellowJackets had traveled there as part of a cultural exchange to collaborate on music... Read More

Students can perform at nationally acclaimed Bowl Games like the Sugar Bowl, Orange Bowl and Holiday Bowl

Our 2017 Bowl Game Predictions

It’s almost that time of year again – Bowl Game time, that is! While our favorite part of bowl games are the parades and halftime shows (of course!), we also love the game and we’re waiting anxiously along with our performers to know who will be playing where this year. Here are our 2017 bowl ... Read More

Palais Garnier, Opera Paris

5 Haunted Performance Venues Around the Globe

We’re in the spirit of the Halloween season at WorldStrides, and have already shared haunted performance venues in North America. Now, we’re going global! Here are five haunted performance venues from around the world that famously boast a specter or two. Huguang Guild Hall – Beijing Buil... Read More

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