Italian artists and American marching bands meet at 3 pm in Piazza del Popolo to celebrate the first day of the year with a big musical parade.
Rome Parade is the big free event featuring the numerous performers of American high school bands, Italian folk groups and majorettes along a route that is twice as long as in previous editions and that, in addition to touching the main streets of the Trident, the iconic heart of Capitoline shopping, will stretch as far as the Villa Borghese park.
From San Angelo, Texas, comes the Angelo State University Ram Band; from San Francisco, California the Archbishop Riordan High School Crusader Marching Band; from Virginia the Charlottesville High School Marching Knights; from Sparks, Nevada, the Edward C. Reed High School Raider Band; from Overland Park, Kansas, the Howlin' Husky Marching Band; from northern Chicago the Libertyville High School Marching Wildcats; from New York The Saints Brigade Drum and Bugle Corps; from Dallas the Spirit of America Dancers; from around the world, the Red Hat Society; from Southern California, The Spirit of Great Oak Marching Band & Guard; from Birmingham, Alabama, the Vestavia Hills Rebel Marching Band; from Palm Beach County, Florida, the Vestavia Hills Rebel Marching Band; from College Park, Georgia, the Woodward Academy.
From Italy come Myriam Abutori's Artefatti Stilts, Ivano Cavaterra's Associazioni Riunite Di Rievocazione Storica Romana, the Gruppo Storico e Sbandieratori Città di Castiglion Fiorentino and the ever-present Gruppo Folk 'La Frustica' from Faleria.
Accompanying the long artistic procession are the most characteristic models of the Vespa Side Car Tours and the Megaflatable Balloons, mega-artistic inflatable balloons that, in addition to the traditional Rome Parade, Senator and Centurion, present two new characters: the majorette Marie and the vigilante Trevor the Triangle.
Lunedì 1° gennaio 2024
A partire dalle ore 15.00
Partenza da Piazza del Popolo per continuare a via del Corso, via Tomacelli, via dei Condotti, Piazza di Spagna e via del Babuino.
Proiezione su due megaschermi in live streaming sul canale YouTube dell'evento.