Valero Alamo Bowl Marching Band Program

Valero Alamo Bowl Marching Band Program

An invitation to perform at the Valero Alamo Bowl halftime show puts your band in the heart of San Antonio, where history, culture, art, and commerce are revitalizing this legendary Texas town. The Alamodome, which seats 72,000, becomes the heart of the city in December as people pour into town for this major college bowl game. Be part of the action at the River Walk Pep Rally and cheer on the college bands as they battle it out on river barges. You’ll love meeting the university performers and the fans, and your visit to San Antonio will be one to remember!


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12/26/2016 - 12/30/2016
Package Highlights:
Performance in the Alamo Bowl halftime show finaleOptional performance on the River Walk during the Alamo Bowl Pep RallyAlamo Bowl game tickets
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Package Inclusions

Your Alamo Bowl package includes:

  • Performance in the Alamo Bowl halftime show
  • Awards ceremony, dinner, and dance
  • Placement and Caption awards in parades and field show
  • Multiple performance opportunities (optional)
    • Battle of the Bands Field Show Competition
    • Arneson Theatre on the River Walk during the Alamo Bowl Pep Rally
  • Game tickets for each participant
  • 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

Alamo Bowl Band Overview Video

Your Adventure, Day by Day

Day 1 Welcome to San Antonio!
  • Hotel check-in
  • Directors Reception Meet your fellow Alamo Bowl directors at the Director’s Reception this evening.
Day 2 Alamo Bowl Battle of the Bands
  • Alamo Bowl Battle of the Bands Strut your stuff at the Alamo Bowl Battle of the Bands marching competition and parade review this morning! 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 Alamo Bowl pre-game show!
  • Alamo Bowl Pep Rally Be part of the Alamo Bowl fanfare as you perform for passersby along the legendary San Antonio River Walk at the official Alamo Bowl Pep Rally.
  • Optional Activity You have the evening free to take in the sights of San Antonio. Enjoy SeaWorld®, Six Flags, or the San Antonio Zoo.
  • Awards Ceremony  Enjoy an exclusive dinner, dance, and awards ceremony at the Downtown Convention Center.
Day 3 Master Your Skills
  • First Rehearsal Join students, Directors, and top clinicians from across the U.S. as you begin rehearsing for the Alamo Bowl Halftime Show Finale.
  • Check out San Antonio Take time for sightseeing. Take a boat cruise on the River Walk, visit Ripley’s Attractions, or relax at the Alamo IMAX Theatre.
Day 4 Game Day!
  • Final Dress Rehearsal Final Halftime Show Dress Rehearsal with the entire show cast…marching bands, dancers, cheerleaders, color guard, etc.!
  • Be Part of the Festivities Enjoy a free as afternoon to take part in the Valero Alamo Bowl festivities in San Antonio and eat at Hard Rock Café or Casa Rio along the River Walk.
  • Alamo Bowl Kick-Off! The winning field show marching band performs their show solo at pre-game and everyone performs the halftime show finale!
Day 5 Enjoy San Antonio!
  • San Antonio Exploration After a good night’s rest, enjoy San Antonio a bit more before heading home!