The parade will be held Thursday, July 4, 2019
TIME & PLACE
High School band room
7:30 a.m. UJB Shirts available
8:00 a.m. Rehearsal
9:00 a.m. Bus to parade Route
10:00 a.m. Parade Begins
11:00 a.m. Bus back to UHS
11:30 a.m. Students should be done for the day
Khaki shorts, white socks, white tennis shoes and **the official white “UJB Shirt” of the UHS Marching Band. For all members, the shirt will be available on the morning of the parade starting at 7:30 a.m. The Activities Office will collect the $8 fee later.
We will play Patriotic Spectacular, the School Song (Confidence) and the drum cadence. Remember to bring your Flip Folder and Music Lyre (available from Riemans or other music dealers: see June News for specific model #’s). Tubists, bring your Tuba mouthpiece to use in the Sousaphones. Horn players, please use your horn mouthpiece and adaptor in the mellophones.
It’s important that students prepare the music in advance of the parade. Our rehearsal plan will be to run the song once inside the band room and then move outside to set a parade line-up, practice playing, marching, and turning the corners all at the same time. Also – be in shape. It takes a bit of energy to march the 1.8-mile route while playing and carrying an instrument!
PARADE DRUMLINE REHEARSALS:
Snares, Tenors, Bass Drums, and Cymbals will have two short rehearsals prior to July 4th:
July 2nd from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. in the high school band room. (Battery only)
July 3rd from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. in the high school band room. (All Percussionists) We will prepare the cadence, Patriotic Spectacular, and the School Song.
See you then!!