Apple Blossom Parade – Important Info

Hi Band Families,

As most of you already know the combined bands (Concert & Symphonic Bands) will be marching in the Apple Blossom Parade on Saturday, April 13th.  All Band Students (Concert Band, Symphonic Band and banner holders) should arrive at the band/orchestra room by 7:30am.  Once they arrive, students should get their instrument and hat then proceed to the track by the football field.  Please do not be late!  The parade starts at 10:00am

There is a mandatory rehearsal for all bands during tutorial on Thursday, April 11th.  Students are required to come for the entire tutorial time (7:35am – 8:05).  It is important that everyone makes the “mandatorial” as this will be the first time that all bands are marching together.

Students are to wear their marching uniforms.  This includes their all black tuxedo pants, white tuxedo shirts, bow tie, cuff links, studs, all black socks, all black closed shoes and their vest.  A couple of things to keep in mind regarding the marching uniforms: The vest and shirt should be ironed.  Ladies, the white shirt is sheer so please wear neutral undergarments and you may want to wear a white cami or tank top underneath.  Also, it is very important that shoes and socks be ALL BLACK.  It is very obvious when marching if both socks and shoes aren’t all black.  We do have band shoes that students can rent out, just let Janis know IN ADVANCE if you are interested.  The rental fee is $10.

Things to bring the day of…sunglasses (not oversized), sunscreen and water bottle.  Please eat a good breakfast.  The Analy Athletic Boosters will be having their pancake breakfast in the cafeteria beginning at 7:00am and the price is $8.

Please remind those students that will be driving themselves NOT to park in the student parking lot the day of the parade.  Since we are one of the first to perform, students will not be able to get out of the parking lot when they are done performing.

We are still in need of a few parent volunteers on the parade day.  Please contact Janis ASAP if you can help out.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janis in the band/orchestra room: coordinator@analybandwagon.org or (707) 824-2337.