Strike Up the Bands!


High school and univesity marching bands will keep the evening booming in pursuit of a trophy and prize money during the 2017 QVC West Chester Christmas Parade.

Three professional judges evaluate the bands on music execution, music general effect, marching style and presentation, and use of color. Participants will vie for more than $5,000 in prize money with the Grand Champion awarded $1,200. Winners will be announced at main stage (in front of the historic Courthouse) at the intersection of High & Market Streets immediately following the parade.

“The performances given by these tremendous high school bands is a testament to the perseverance and dedication of the students, their parents and band directors. We’re thrilled to present so many talented groups of musicians from all across the region” said parade producer Todd Marcocci.