Caledonia-Mumford Hometown Holidays Parade and Concert 2014

by Maria on December 7th, 2014

It was cold and cloudy in Caledonia, but at least the rain stopped in time for the parade. The middle/high school band, under the direction of Matt Trost, marched at the front of the parade, and Kelley's Heroes marched near the end in front of Santa. When everyone reached the fire hall, the middle/high school band played Rockin' around the Christmas Tree while Santa lit the tree. Then Kelley's Heroes moved into the fire hall to play an hour of Christmas music while people shopped at the craft vendors.

Three new members joined us today: Hannah and Krissy on flute and Steph on alto sax. Hannah was the recipient of the Tim Kelley Heroes Scholarship this past June. Krissy, Margaret's niece, is a student at Buffalo State College. Steph works at the local branch of The Bank of Castile. If you would like to join Kelley's Heroes band or color guard, visit our homepage and click on Join.

We were all happy to have Don marching with us today. This was his first parade since his motorcycle accident in September. He was a little sore after the concert, but he sounded as strong as ever.

Tom's daughter, Kayla, and her friend, Evelyn, carried the banner. Tom's wife, Kristen, carried the American flag, and their son, T.J., marched as its guard. Kris dressed as an elf and carried a set of jingle bells that have been in her family for 85 years. Tara's son, Peyton, marched with our canine unit consisting of Petunia and Attila. They looked very festive in their matching red sweaters.

Today was the last parade of 2014. We're already booked for a handful of parades for 2015, and in January we'll be working on filling in the rest of our schedule. We'll be back on the street in March for the St. Patrick's Day Parade. Happy holidays!

Posted in Performances, Stories    Tagged with Cal-Mum, Hometown Holidays, Hannah, Krissy, Steph, Margaret, Don H., Kristen, Tara, Tom J.


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