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 fourth 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!."
"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!"
“We had a terrific time, and it was the highlight of my career thus far. Thank you again for letting us participate in the parade, we hope to be back again someday”
"The Itineraries, tours, accommodations and hospitality were amazing. My bands have participated in several international excursions, including London and Paris, all with Youth Music of the World. The Rome trip is one of, if not the best, highlight of my forty year career. Youth Music of the World, Musical Destinations and all of their staff, made this a truly incredible experience."