The Mustang Band was invited to be part of the D-Day 2021 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.


JUNE 1-2, 2021

Arrive at SMU. Check into SMU housing (TBD), meetings and rehearsals.

JUNE 3, 2021

Depart for France

JUNE 4, 2021

Arrive in Paris

Travel to Normandy

JUNE 5, 2021

Memorial Parade in Sainte Mere-Eglise

Visit Pointe du Hoc and Utah Beach

JUNE 6, 2021

Performance at American Cemetery Brittany

Visit Mont. St. Michel

JUNE 7, 2021

Performance at American Cemetery Omaha Beach

Depart for Paris

JUNE 8, 2021

Guided tour of Paris

Dinner and evening in Montmartre

JUNE 9, 2021

Visit Louvre

Sightseeing and farewell dinner

JUNE 10, 2021

Depart for Dallas

Trip Payment Site

NOVEMBER 1, 2019

$300 trip deposit due

MARCH 1, 2020

$300 trip payment due

NOVEMBER 1, 2020

$300 trip payment due

MARCH 1, 2021

Final payment due (approximately $800)


Donate to the Mustang Band D-Day Trip

If you are not attending the trip, but would like to donate to the Mustang Band D-Day Trip, please provide that information here.


$200 due upon trip enrollment

OCTOBER 15, 2019

$300 trip payment due

MARCH 1, 2020

$300 trip payment due

OCTOBER 15, 2020

$300 trip payment due

MARCH 15, 2021

Final trip payment due (approximately $1000)

Other Notes

The total ground package of approximately $2100 includes double occupancy hotel, breakfast and dinner daily, all necessary fees and ground transportation. Airfare is not included in the above payment schedule. You may use our airline carries (cost and carrier TBD) or procure your own tickets. When student arrival time is determined for landing in Paris you will be given an arrival window to arrive at CDG. For security reasons, travel to Normandy must be via motor coach with the band.

An individual donation of $500 or a family donation of $1000 to the Mustang Band D Day Trip must be paid in order to travel with the band.

DECEMBER 15, 2019

25% penalty

DECEMBER 15, 2020

50% penalty

MARCH 15, 2021

75% penalty

APRIL 5, 2021

100% penalty