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Branson is known as one of the most veteran-friendly, patriotic cities in America. Although Branson honors Veterans every day of the year, Veterans Homecoming Week is a special annual event for service members and their families.

About Veterans Homecoming Week 2021

Veterans Homecoming Week salutes veterans in a variety of ways.  These include mini-reunions, memorials, a military ball, and, of course, the Veteran’s Day Parade.  There are performance opportunities for bands, choirs, and orchestras.

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Be Part of the Celebration

Your ensemble can take part in this very special week.  They can perform for hundreds of active and retired military members as a part of the parade, or at one of the many other opportunities taking place that week.

Following the performance, they will have a chance to talk with these incredible men and women and hear their stories of bravery and sacrifice on behalf of our country.  Branson Veterans Homecoming Week is truly a one of a kind experience for your students!

Bands, Choirs and, Orchestras

Get involved by choosing one of the week’s many performance options.  Bands, choirs, and orchestras of all sizes are encouraged to participate.  

If you’re not sure where to start, contact the performance travel experts at Kaleidoscope Adventures.  They’ll help you find the perfect performance opportunity for your group and handle all the details of your trip.

 

Other Branson Performance Opportunities

 

Branson Veterans Homecoming Week 2021 Schedule


Friday, November 5, 2021

10:00 AM: The Vietnam Memorial Opening Ceremony takes place outdoors at the Vietnam Memorial Wall, weather permitting, it will move inside if the weather is bad. This is an opportunity for groups to perform for the gathering at the wall either before or after the ceremony. Patriotic music is encouraged.

2:00 PM: Vets for Vets is a USO-style production at the Star Theater. It is free for Veterans to attend. This is a production of entertainment provided entirely by veterans. This is an opportunity for groups to perform for the gathering at the wall either before or after the ceremony. Patriotic music is encouraged.

3:00 PM: WWII Mini Reunion is a salute to those who served during WWII. This is an opportunity for groups to perform for the gathering at the wall either before or after the ceremony. Patriotic music is encouraged.

5:00 PM: Opening Ceremonies Show celebrates America’s greatest heroes, our veterans and active military. Free to all veterans and their families. This is an opportunity for groups to perform for the gathering at the wall either before or after the ceremony. Patriotic music is encouraged.

Saturday, November 6, 2021

All Day: Veterans Village is a place where veterans gather for lunch daily, has a “day room” to sit and talk to veterans or provide small ensemble performances. There is also a room with retail booths selling Americana and patriotic items. Groups could perform here at anytime during the day. The busiest time is during the lunch hours 11am to 1pm.

8:00 AM: POW/MIA Service of Remembrance is outdoors at the Vietnam Memorial Wall, weather permitting. It will be moved inside if the weather is bad. This is an opportunity for groups to perform for the gathering at the wall either before or after the ceremony. Patriotic music is encouraged.

11:00 AM: Vietnam Vets Reunion

12:00 PM: WWII Vets Lunch

1:00 PM: Youth Salute to America and Her Veterans is a mass choir patriotic event that will be comprised of young people performing a program that recognizes the sacrifice and commitment of Americas veterans.

5:00 PM: Opening Ceremonies Show is a celebration of Veterans and active military. This is an opportunity for groups to perform for the gathering at the wall either before or after the ceremony. Patriotic music is encouraged.

 

Sunday, November 7, 2021

All Day: Veterans Village is a place where veterans gather for lunch daily, has a “day room” to sit and talk to veterans or provide small ensemble performances. There is also a room with retail booths selling Americana and patriotic items. Groups could perform here at any time during the day. The busiest time is during the lunch hours 11am to 1pm.

8:30 AM: IMAX Military Film Fest takes place at the IMAX theater and presents films based on historical conflicts that the U.S. Military has been involved in fighting. Groups can perform as people enter or depart the theater. Some inside performances maybe available

10:00 AM: Veterans Tribute is a Sunday Service hosted by Barbara Fairchild and Roy Morris at the Baldknobbers Theater. This is a worship service that would be appropriate for choirs with sacred music.

1:00 PM: Homefront Heroes Spouses Luncheon is held in honor of those loved ones that were waiting while their service members were deployed overseas. For those serving, knowing someone was at home waiting for them was a comfort. Any ensemble type is welcome for pre or post luncheon. Some volunteers may be necessary.

 

Monday, November 8, 2021

All Day: Veterans Village is a place where veterans gather for lunch daily, has a “day room” to sit and talk to veterans or provide small ensemble performances. There is also a room with retail booths selling Americana and patriotic items. Groups could perform here at any time during the day. The busiest time is during the lunch hours 11am to 1pm.

8:30 AM: IMAX Military Film Fest takes place at the IMAX theater and presents films based on historical conflicts that the U.S. Military has been involved in fighting. Groups can perform as people enter or depart the theater. Some inside performances maybe available

10:00 AM: Clay Cooper Theater hosts the Veterans Show every year. It begins at 10am with one show,  everyone in the audience receives lunch, then the Clay Cooper show. Opportunities for pre/post performances for both shows, performances in between shows during lunch, and greeting people as the arrive/depart. Also, opportunity to assist with passing out lunch to the audience.

5:00 PM: The Military Gala salutes every branch of service, every conflict and every veteran past and present. It is open to the public and is the ultimate opportunity to perform before, during, and after the banquet portion. Fireworks are prior to dinner and could be an opportunity for a band to play briefly before the fireworks. Multiple volunteer opportunities may be available.

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

All Day: Veterans Village is a place where veterans gather for lunch daily, has a “day room” to sit and talk to veterans or provide small ensemble performances. There is also a room with retail booths selling Americana and patriotic items. Groups could perform here at any time during the day. The busiest time is during the lunch hours 11am to 1pm.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

All Day: Veterans Village is a place where veterans gather for lunch daily, has a “day room” to sit and talk to veterans or provide small ensemble performances. There is also a room with retail booths selling Americana and patriotic items. Groups could perform here at any time during the day. The busiest time is during the lunch hours 11am to 1pm.

8:30 PM: Tribute to the Veterans This will be the 12th annual tribute in one of the largest theaters in Branson. A large stage and large outdoor area can accommodate bands and choirs before and after the show.

Thursday, November 11, 2021

11:00 AM: Veterans Day Parade always takes place at 11:00am on November 11th. This parade will wind through downtown Branson and has excellent attendance. Open to all types of groups: dance, marching bands, ROTC, etc.

 

All performances at regularly scheduled shows, theaters and performance opportunities, remain available during the week.