ROME, Italy (December 31, 2019) – The Hampton University Marching Band, otherwise known as “The Marching Force,” is participating in the 2020 Rome New Year’s Day Parade tomorrow in Rome, Italy. The Parade is set to start at 11:00 a.m. Rome time, which is 5:00 a.m. EST.
Thousands of people will gather in St. Peter’s Square to celebrate and receive the Pope’s New Year’s Day blessing and The Marching Force will be there as well to enjoy the festivities. The Rome New Year’s Parade celebrates life, cultural diversity and international goodwill. It takes place in conjunction with the World Day of Peace, where the parade proceeds along the Grand Via Delta Conciliazone and culminates in St. Peter’s Square.
While in Italy, the band will also get the opportunity to visit and perform in other local communities where they will be joyously welcomed by the local residents.
To watch The Marching Force’s performance on New Year’s Day, click here: https://www.facebook.com/hamptonuniversity/