The Parade of Bands will be held on Monday, June 19, 2017 at Clearwater Beach, starting at 2PM. We have 7 bands for you to choose from to participate in the parade of bands. If you do not register with a band, you watch the parade as a spectator at the end of the parade route. The band options are listed below with a link to their websites. Bands are listed in the order they will appear on the day of the parade.
Nova Mas International
Band Leaders: Seldon Woolridge & Chesney Pearman
Theme: VIVID: Explore.Dream.Discover
Summary: NOVA Mas International currently holds the 2016 BHW BAND OF THE YEAR title! NOVA is committed to provide an exceptional Bermuda Heroes Weekend experience to local and visiting millennials. During 2017, our band will continue to live true to its name and deliver experiences so outstanding that our light will radiate beyond the boundaries of normality! Simply put, masqueraders will be introduced to a new element and world when playing with NOVA; a world where VIVID dreams rival limits of REALITY!
EXPLORE the depths of your imagination; DREAM the impossible; DISCOVER your greatness!
NOVA promotes a true celebration of life while connecting culture, rhythm and unity!
Celebrate Life, Play NOVA!
Band Leader: Russell Griffith aka DJ Rusty G, Ryan Swan, Najib Chentouf & Karthika Griffith
If you’re looking for an epic, well-rounded and truly authentic carnival experience, Intense Mas is the only way to go. Intense, the brainchild of two-time Best of Bermuda award winner, DJ Rusty G, also holds the spot as Bermuda’s only official band for TeamSoca.com. During their first year, Intense set the bar by being the first to offer all-inclusive packages for Bermuda Heroes Weekend 2016. Now in its second year, Intense Mas has partnered with the renowned International Island Boys, bringing many more years of fete-in’ experience and taking the vibes to a whole new level.
Join us for Bermuda Heroes Weekend 2017 – Our theme: Mythica – inspired by the most intriguing mythical creatures of the world and created by first-class designers, R Babb, Humzee & Christian Boucaud.
Intense Mas – Can you handle it?
X-Plosive Mas Band
Band Leaders: Joann Adams & Akilah Reid
Theme: Sundown in Paradise
Summary: X-Plosive was motivated by the people – those soca hungry, fun loving fete goers, carnival craving people of… Bermuda… the Caribbean…. the World.
Carnival is exploding onto the Bermuda festival and party scene – bursting across the land and the sea gathering people – carrying them on a tropical wave of force. It starts from the centre, a burning sensation of heat and fire. It moves outward, gaining momentum.
X-Plosive represents that feeling… that energy, that movement when people and soca meet the street, and, erupt into the feverish, spellbinding, enticing, passionate throes of Carnival.
That’s….. X – Plo – sive
Band Leaders: Karimah Hollis
Theme: The Ultimate Treasures Eruption
Summary: Ultimate Treasures Carnival Mas thrives on professionalism and energy committed to deliver an exceptional Bermuda’s Heroes Weekend experience event to both local and international masqueraders. Our Mas takes pride on its name and will leave masqueraders with a trendsetting Ultimate experience so remarkable that we will forever remain Ultimate!
Allow Ultimate Treasures Mas to embark on this journey with you as we represent Bermuda Heroes Weekend 2017 as we present our 2017 theme, The Ultimate Eruption.
“When you have treasures found on an Ultimate Island we rate everything as ULTIMATE TREASURES”. Highly Rated!! Come and Get Treasured with UT Mas!!
Passion Bermuda Mas Band
Band Leaders: Yaniko Smith, Carlene Rodney & Jahvon Washington
Theme: The Secret Garden
Summary: The Passion Bermuda Mas Band set the Island ABLAZE when it first appeared in the 2013 Bermuda Day parade. The infectious soca music lured over 3000 parade watchers to follow the big truck. In 2014, the followers doubled to more than 6000 people and in 2015 well over 7000 caught the Passion fever! It’s not just a band it’s a movement. We dare you to FEEL THE ENERGY!
Band Leaders: Abi Rogers, Jason (Jugglin Jason) Ford, Nicola Bromby, Jacobi Robinson, Jaime Ramsay, Darin (Blacka Knights) Minors
Summary: CODE RED BDA is all about producing and unleashing a level of unsurpassed energy anywhere we go. We strive to be original with our themes while promoting top notch quality entertainment for the mass.
We are not just an experienced team, we are an experienced family of #feteaholicbda individuals that spans across various sectors of the island of Bermuda. Just like the sea, Code Red BDA intends on reaching new shorelines of the world through our unrivaled vibes.
Code Red BDA – A way of living, a way of life!!! Full-joyment with no boundaries or limits!!!! That is Code Red BDA!!
Band Leaders: Talia Braithwaite, Wayne Raynor, Keidric Smith, DeVraé Tankard
Theme: Lost in the Triangle: The Journey Continues
Summary: When in Rome do as the Romans do, and when in Bermuda do as the Bermys do. The largest band for 2015 and 2016, Party People strives to provide party goers with innovative events and an unrivaled experience for locals and visitors alike. Breaking down the barriers of age and race while bringing together groups of people who know how to have a good time. To add icing on the cake we have also teamed up with Off Level Bermuda (the organizers of some of Bermuda’s biggest events) to provide an outstanding weekend package. Party People: We are Mas!