Palmyra Canal Town Days 2019

by Maria on September 20th, 2019

This was one of those times when getting to the parade was the hardest part of the day. As usual, several streets were closed for the festivities. This meant that all traffic had to enter and exit the parking lot at the fairgrounds through one driveway on the south side. There were a couple of parade volunteers greeting cars at the driveway, but they were taking too long with each car. Soon traffic was backed up all the way to the main road - in both directions! Finally, a State Trooper came and talked to the volunteers and traffic started to move a little faster. A couple of our marchers spent more than fifteen minutes in stand-still traffic.

Kristen likes to play the small bass drum. Steve and Margaret keep the drums at their house, but they were out of town, so Maria went to get the drum. She brought the right drum but the wrong harness. Fortunately, Kristen has her own drum from marching with The Mark Time Marchers, so she used that one.

Josh's daughter, Lilly, and her friend, Julie, carried the banner. Lilly plays trumpet in her school band, and Julie used to play cello. They were fun to talk to before the parade, and they did a great job marching in the parade.

For woodwinds, we had Cindy and Maria on alto sax and Jack on tenor sax. For brass, we had Bob and Tom on trumpet, Scott M. on trombone and Josh on sousaphone. For percussion, we had Scott W. on snare drum and Kristen on bass drum.

This marks the end of our summer marching season. We'll be switching gears to prepare for our Christmas parades: The Santa Claus Parade in Toronto and the Hometown Holidays Parade in Caledonia. See you there!


Posted in Performances, Stories    Tagged with Palmyra, Canal Town Days, Cindy, Maria, Jack, Bob, Tom J., Scott M., Josh, Scott W., Kristen

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