Frequently Asked Questions
When and where will the 2014 Ball be held?
The 2014 Ball will be held Saturday, December 27, 2014 at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel in the Symphony Ballroom.
Is there a formal invitation coming?
A formal invitation will be mailed before Thanksgiving.
I would like to receive an invitation. How can I arrange that?
Please send your name and address to David Pippin, firstname.lastname@example.org, and your name will be added to the mailing list.
Who will be the guest speaker?
We're working on it! If you have ideas, send them our way (e-mail above)
Where do we park?
The hotel does provide a paid parking lot. However, free parking is available about the hotel parameter - watch for restriction signs.
What is the Dress Attire for the Ball?
Students: Mess Dress, Full Dress over White or winter uniform. Military Guests: Uniform. Civilians: Black Tie (optional).
We are thinking of spending the night in Nashville. Are there any special room rates for overnight stays for Ball attendees?
Yes. Lowes Vanderbilt's special rate is $122.
I would like to make a donation to the Tennessee All Academy Parents' Club in support of their efforts to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project. Where do I send a check?
Checks made out to the club can be sent to PO Box 873, Brentwood, TN 37024-0873.
Is there a live band?
Maybe. Stay tuned for more news.
Will you provide a photographer?
Yes. Our photographer will be available to take posed and candid shots throughout the evening. Check out our sample photos from her.
Is this a buffet or a seated dinner?
This is a served dinner with dessert. If you have specific needs, make a note on the reservation form.
Will there be any exhibits?
Yes. The Military Collectors will be back!
What will the Silent Auction items be?
We have a variety of Silent auction items and the list is growing daily. Duck Dynasty tickets, local restaurant gift cards, music memorabilia, sporting event tickets and much more.
Is the seating assigned?
Yes. There will be tables of up to ten. You will receive a table number at our welcome table upon arrival. The returned reservation card included in your invitation will allow you to request seating with friends and family and we will do our best to accommodate your requests. Seating is set up: Air Force guests will be seated with other Air Force guests; Navy guests with other Navy guests; etc.
What is the evenings format?
6:00 Cocktail Hour with cash bar in reception area outside Symphony Ballroom
7:00 Presentation followed by formal toasts
7:30 Dinner, Speaker, Cash Bar, Dancing, and Raffle