Dec 26-30, 2017
Package Highlights:
Performance in the Holiday Bowl halftime show finalePerformance in the nationally televised Big Bay Balloon ParadeBattle of the Bands Field Show CompetitionAll-day pass and private awards ceremony at SeaWorld®
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Package Inclusions

Your Holiday Bowl package includes:

  • Performance in the Holiday Bowl halftime show
  • Performance in the nationally televised Big Bay Balloon Parade
  • Battle of the Bands Field Show Competition
  • Holiday Bowl game tickets
  • All-day pass to SeaWorld® plus private dinner, dance, and awards ceremony at SeaWorld®
  • One free base package for every 50 participants
  • Rehearsals with nationally renowned band directors
  • Specially arranged music and CD for pre-trip rehearsals
  • Director’s gift and souvenir for every participant
  • Quality hotel accommodations
  • Director’s preview trip summer prior to travel
  • Academic credit opportunities for students and professional development for directors
  • Medical, accident, and liability insurance coverage

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Overview Video

Holiday Bowl Band Overview Video


Your Adventure, Day by Day

Day 1 Welcome to Sunny San Diego!
  • Hotel check In Check in to your hotel and relax. Explore San Diego before the Director’s Meeting which is held tonight.
Day 2 Game Day!
  • Big Bay Balloon Parade This morning, march in the nationally-televised Big Bay Balloon Parade through the heart of San Diego. Have some free time afterwards to visit sites like Seaport Village or Old Town San Diego.
  • Rehearsal Join students, directors, and top clinicians from across the country as you rehearse for the Holiday Bowl Halftime Show.
  • Holiday Bowl Kick-Off! Step out onto the field and feel the excitement as you perform at the Holiday Bowl Halftime Show.
Day 3 Battle of the Bands!
  • Holiday Bowl Battle of the Bands Strut your stuff at the Holiday Bowl Battle of the Bands marching competition! This is a great opportunity to see what other marching band programs from around the country are doing. The winner of this field show competition will perform solo at the Holiday Bowl pre-game show!
  • See San Diego You have the evening free to take in the sights of San Diego. Enjoy some beach time, check out the harbor, or visit the San Diego Zoo.
Day 4 Awards Ceremony
  • SeaWorld® & Awards Ceremony Spend the afternoon exploring SeaWorld®, and in the evening, enjoy an exclusive dinner, dance, and awards ceremony there after the park has closed to the public.
Day 5 Explore San Diego
  • Sight-See After a good night’s rest, enjoy San Diego a bit more before heading home!