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2022 Apple Blossom Parade

Photo credit: NorCal Images

Saturday, April 23, 2022

WHO - ALL STUDENTS in Concert Band (6th period) and Symphonic Band (5th period) will march in the Apple Blossom Parade on Saturday, April 23, 2022. Participation is mandatory/graded.

CALL TIME - ALL Concert Band, Symphonic Band and banner holders should arrive at the WCHS Band Room by 8:00 AM with their uniform on and instrument ready to go.

PERMISSION SLIPS – Due Friday, April 15, 2022

REHEARSALS – Marching rehearsals will take place during the school day: class time and Tutorial (T/TH 10:20-10:53am). Please encourage your students to wear or bring walking shoes, which may be stored in their instrument cubby.

UNIFORM – For this parade, we will have the following uniform:

  • New WCHS MUSIC black t-shirt (will be distributed to them before the parade.)

  • Black Pants (for example: chinos or nice black jeans - no rips or holes)

  • Solid black walking shoes and long solid black socks

SUNGLASSES – Students are encouraged to bring and wear sunglasses for the parade. There is a supply of sunglasses in the band room if your student needs a pair.

STUDENT NEEDS – Even though we march in the morning, it can get very warm. Please make sure your student has plenty of water. Students may wear sun hats during the morning rehearsal, but hats will not be allowed during the parade. Students should wear sunscreen as they will be facing the sun while practicing and while they are marching in the parade.

Students will have a short break between rehearsal and lining up for the parade. Parent volunteers will bring breakfast snacks for the students - see sign up below.

CHECK-OUT - Students will need to check out with Scott Barkman/Mr. Jones after the parade. Students may be picked up at the end of the parade route (Calder Ave) or upon return to the band room. The band room will be available for students to return their instruments until Noon.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – We need the following volunteers, please use our link to help out!

  • Pick-up truck at the end of the parade route (Calder Ave) to collect large instruments

  • Photographer

  • Donations of muffins and other breakfast items would be very much appreciated for the band that morning

Please contact Scott Barkman if you have any questions about the parade or (323) 274-8278.

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