World Stage

Festival Welcome – 11:00 a.m. on the World Stage

Beverly A. Cosham – Chair, RCC Board of Governors
Sherrie Hebert – President, Reston Association
Pat Hynes – Hunter Mill District, Fairfax County School Board
Catherine M. Hudgins – Hunter Mill District, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors
Sharon Bulova – Chairman, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors
The Honorable Janet Howell – Senate of Virginia
The Honorable Gerry Connolly – United States House of Representatives

Naturalization Ceremony

Welcome
Sarah Taylor, Washington District Director, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

Presentation of Colors
South Lakes High School JROTC

Star Spangled Banner
Paula Chaves, Kristina Macaluso, Corinne Wellman, Clarisse Cubas-Lopez Tessa Auda, Margarita Gamarnik, Raisa Hoq

Presentation of Candidates
Cara Davis, Supervisory Immigration Services Officer, USCIS

Oath of Allegiance
Sarah Taylor, Washington District Director, USCIS

Pledge of Allegiance
Lisa Sechrest-Ehrhardt, Reston Community Center Board of Governors

Keynote Address

Presentation of Certificates

God Bless America
Beverly A. Cosham

Release of Doves
Cornucopia Farms

Closing Remarks

Entertainment Lineup

1:00 p.m.
Sidiki Conde and Tokounou
National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Fellow
African Dancing and Drumming
2:00 p.m.
Jayamangala
Indian Dance
2:40 p.m.
Tamue Attata
Polynesian Dance
3:30 p.m.
Broto Roy Duet
American Raga music
4:10 p.m.
Nomad Dancers
Dances from Iran, Uzbekistan, India, Turkey and more
4:30 p.m.
Raqs El Hob
Middle Eastern Dance
5:10 p.m.
Phil Wiggins Blues House Party
National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Fellow
Piedmont Style Blues and Dance

 

Please Note: Times are approximate and subject to change.