Frequently Asked Questions
When and where will the 2013 Ball be held?
The 2013 Ball will be held Thursday, December 27, 2013 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, email@example.com, and your name will be added to the mailing list.
Who will be the guest speaker?
We're working on it!
Where do we park?
The hotel does provide a paid parking lot. However, free parking is available across West End Avenue on the Vanderbilt University campus.
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. Information will be available soon.
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?
Yes. And they'll be great, stay tuned for more!
Will you provide a photographer?
Yes. Our photographer will be available to take posed and candid shots throughout the evening.
Is this a buffet or a seated dinner?
This is a served dinner with dessert.
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