Greetings! We are so glad you have decided to join us as we represent not only Southern Methodist University, but the United States of America at the annual D-Day commemoration events in France. The ceremonies and the entire experience will be unforgettable and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for all who participate.
First and foremost, please note that the trip is still scheduled, and the Mustang Band will participate in the D-Day Memorial Ceremonies; however, due to many mitigating factors related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are postponing our trip from June 2021 to June 2022. While we are very hopeful about the future with vaccine distribution underway and case counts going down, many uncertainties remain, and with the 2021 travel dates only a few months away, we feel postponing to 2022 will allow for a more complete experience for students and guests who will be traveling and participating in these special events.
You are sure to have questions. Please see the enclosed FAQs; hopefully, your answer will be there. If you have any additional questions, you may contact Tommy Tucker, Interim Director of the Mustang Band at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your continued support of Southern Methodist University and the Mustang Band. We look forward to a wonderful and safe event next June.
The Mustang Band was invited to be part of the D-Day Memorial Parade in Sainte-Mère-Église in Normandy, France where they will proudly be the official band performing during the ceremonies held at the American Cemetery in Brittany and the American Cemetery at Omaha Beach. Mustang Band members and alumni, along with their families, are invited to join the Mustang Band in France.
Please see below for more details on how you can join and/or support the Mustang Band on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.