WorldStrides Teacher of the Year: Holly Grefe

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, WorldStrides will be showcasing our five 2019 Teacher of the Year recipients. These teachers have gone above and beyond, inside of the classroom and out. We are thrilled to honor them for their commitment to students and share their stories! Holly Grefe is a ... Read More

Edinburgh Castle -Edinburgh, Scotland

A WorldStrides Wedding

Love is in the air – and every once in a while, it is even part of a WorldStrides program! In 2000, Susan and Larry Garretson got married while in Scotland for our American High School Theater Festival program. We sat down with them to find out more about how they ended up eloping as […] Read More

Orange Bowl Marching Band Program

A Storied Past: The Super Bowl Halftime Show

Are you looking forward to the Super Bowl Halftime show more than the actual game? You are not alone! Through ups and downs, the famous (and sometimes infamous) big show at the big game has become a cultural icon in its own right. While the halftime show is now known for its spectacle – from [&hel... Read More

Musical Journey Through France

4 Reasons Performers Should Travel to France

France has long been considered a cultural destination. At WorldStrides, we give performance groups the opportunity of a lifetime in the cities and countryside of France. Students are able to perform in spectacular cathedrals and venues, and take in the historic sights. First, stop in Normandy, wher... Read More

TaxSlayer Bowl Dance & Cheer Program Join WorldStrides OnStage programs in sunny Jacksonville, Florida to perform in the TaxSlayer Bowl Halftime Show and Downtown TaxSlayer Bowl Parade! Instead of choosing between attending a cheer camp or convention and performing on a big stage, why not get it all? The TaxSlayer Bowl offers your cheer team an opportunity unlike any other. The game itself averages more than 70,000 fans in attendance. Squads of all levels and size are invited; take advantage of world-class cheer education and grow your program with the performance experience of a lifetime! This event is open to performers aged 7-19.

Interesting Facts About College Bowl Games

College bowl game season is here, and WorldStrides OnStage will have 102 high school marching band and cheer groups performing in 7 different bowl game halftime shows this year – that’s 5,200 students! Bowl games have been part of American tradition for almost a century now, and we are lucky eno... Read More

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

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