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Bowl Games in foreign countries generate the same enthusiastic crowds as in the U.S. For many, the only ingredient missing to complete this "American football experience" has been American bands.» more destinations
International Bowl Games
GE Challenge Bowl, Kawasaki, Japan – March
The Kawasaki Stadium welcomes an anticipated crowd of 15,000 passionate Japanese football fans to watch top high school football players take on the National Japanese Junior All-Star team. Entertainment by American marching bands will be a major highlight for band-loving Japanese fans. Kawasaki, located in the greater Tokyo area, is "the City of Sports and Music." Highlights of a week-long tour of Japan could include an exchange with a Japanese student band, Tokyo sightseeing, excursions to the countryside and a traditional tea ceremony.
Vienna Charity Bowl, Austria - May
The Vienna Vikings host this exciting game against American collegiate teams at Höhe Warte Stadium. A pre-game pep rally, post game BBQ and half-time shows offer performance opportunities for thousands of spectators. Now in its 10th year, the event theme is "strong helping the weak" with proceeds helping charitable youth organizations. Bands also march in a parade through the historical heart of Vienna. Travel on to Salzburg, the Austrian Alps, Budapest or Prague.
Paris All-Star Basketball Game - December
Each year since 1987, just prior to New Year’s, the crème de la crème of the French basketball league are selected to compete in a one-off All-Star game in Paris. The game, played at the ultra-modern Bercy Palais Omnisport (or Bercy Sports Arena), pitches the French All-Star team against the best players in Europe brought together to form the All-Star Foreign team.
The event draws crowds of up to 16,000 and is frequently televised throughout France. The entire event is sponsored by Nike. Photos and video are available at the event's French-language website: http://www.allstargame.fr. Previous performers at the Paris All-Star Game include the New York City Knicks Dancers and the Miami Heat Street Band.
Event organizers are eager to welcome their first American marching, show and pep bands! Over the holidays Paris is magical, an unforgettable backdrop for New Year's celebrations. Suggested tour extensions include London or Normandy.