Ten years ago The Cultural Department of the City of Rome gave the green light to our European collaborator, Destination Events, to create a series of New Year’s indoor and outdoor musical events to celebrate the New Year in The Eternal City. Within a few years the Mayor of Rome had become fascinated with the International Festival Rome and requested that Destination Events evolve the festival to include ‘The City of Rome New Year’s Day Parade’. Now in its fifth year the parade has become a truly momentous and enormously popular event. Youth Music is proud to be the exclusive Performance Tour provider for overseas groups to both the Rome Parade and the festival of music. The Festival element of the celebrations includes numerous performance opportunities in spectacular venues in both Rome and in the delightful hilltop town of Frascati, forty five minutes outside of the City.
"Our entire music department had the distinct pleasure to experience the trip to Rome. The parade in Frascati and Rome were outstanding, well attended events with such appreciative audiences for our marching band. Additionally, the places in which the Chorus and Orchestra performed were gorgeous venues that made them sound spectacular! It was truly the trip of a lifetime from both a sight seeing and performance perspective. Top notch indeed!."
"Thank you for the opportunity to be part of Rome Parade, 2018. What an extraordinary event, we were most impressed with the flawless organisation and support received."
"Every programme is well thought out and customised for the individual groups that attend. The performance venues and audiences have always been first rate and the people of Italy could not have been any more inviting. The performance venues were packed with enthusiastic crowds and the locations of all the events were unbelievable. We will certainly be back soon!"
“The Rome New Year's Day Parade is an amazing and unique performance opportunity by some of Rome's most iconic landmarks. With a massive audience, this is an experience that students will not soon forget.”
"Everything for the Rome Parade was fantastic! Our group enjoyed the experience, playing with so many people from all over the world and to so many people watching. It was the best New Year’s Day."
"The experience was fantastic. We enjoyed all of our performances, food and everything. Our Tour Assistant was fantastic too."