From Dr. Don Deal:
For the 21st year, we will be putting together an alumni band for the July 4 parade. If you’re going to be in this part of the country for the holiday, please consider joining us! I know that some of you have been playing professionally while others haven’t touched it since graduation – ALL are welcome! Instrument loans are available as are fingering charts! No marching is involved, we’ll be sitting on a flatbed truck!
The parade starts at 10 AM on the 4th. We’ll plan to meet at Lincoln Elementary School (Prince St. between Highland and Walworth) around that time although we will be near the end of the parade. (The current WHS band will lead it) Do not attempt to drive up Prince Street that morning, best bet for close parking is in the Middle School (old HS) lot off Elizabeth Street. Drummers talk to me about the best way to get your equipment onto the truck. This year the parade is going from Lincoln to Main Street, then downtown to Whitewater St. and ending at the Cravath Lakefront park (near the downtown area).
PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU’RE COMING so I know how many chairs, stands & copies of music we need. Also, please forward this to any other WHS Band Alumni you know from any decade – MANY are not connected through this Facebook page [yet!]