It was perfect marching weather for the Independence Day Parade this year! We had a good turnout, and everyone had a good time. We won FIRST PLACE in the Community Band category, and FIRST PLACE in the Drum Major category!
[001-John] Anne, John, Del, and Captain John are ready for the big parade!
[002-John] Stars and stripes are the order of the day!
[003-John] Carmen is ready to wail!
[004-John] Vinny enjoys the perfect marching weather.
[005-John] Art is our first chair bass drum player today.
[006-Neil] Neil and Elsa add some class to our act!
[007-Neil] I like the “Four Roses” on Art’s drum!
[008-Neil] The sounds of tuning up fill the air.
[009-Neil] “Looking at the world through beer-colored glasses.”
[010-Judi] Judi takes a nice selfie of herself (obviously) and Jimmy.
[011-Judi] OK, so here is a solo selfie!
[012-Judi] Even this feline enjoys good music!
[013-Judi] Drum major Rich is feeling the tension before the big parade!
[014-Judi] Our warm-up numbers sound good!
[015-Judi] Dick’s tuba flag mount should win us a few points...
[016-Judi] ...but this drum mount is nice, too!
[017-Judi] Heather, our new twirler, has a terrific dual-baton routine!
[018-Judi] Keltie and Judi are all smiles.
[019-Judi] Heather and Chris are ready to step off.
[020-Judi] After the parade, we relax at Bobby D’s Lounge.
[021-Judi] This band sounds good indoors, too!
[022-Judi] Cindy and Jack are releasing a few endorphins!
[023-Judi] I guess Jack told one too many piccolo jokes.
[024-Judi] Anne is looking for the beer cart.
[025-Judi] A great way to end a wonderful parade day!
[026-Judi] Cyndi, Jack and Doug don’t want to leave.
[027-Judi] Rich wants to play one more tune!
[028-Judi] Anne does a nice job on her Bb slide whistle!
But wait, there’s more! John also took a video clip at Bobby D’s, and we have two YouTube selections from the parade this year (see below).