Memorial Day Disgrace

Now I don’t wanna get off on a rant here…  But my high school band was very disappointing today in Milo’s Memorial Day Parade.  To my knowledge, this is the first year they haven’t marched. They road on a flat-bed trailer.  But oh no, it doesn’t stop there.  They weren’t in uniform, matching shirts, or even matching colors. They were in an odd mish-mash of red/white/blue.

When I was at Penquis Valley, we practiced marching for over a month in preparation for the parade. We marched circles around the high school parking lot until we had it right (or at least passably decent).  It just doesn’t seem right for a Memorial Day parade to NOT march.

To top it all off, the district’s elementary schools now have a band (with my old band director). And they were MUCH more impressive.  They were marching (and surprisingly enough mostly in step), and they had uniforms.  Oh, and there were at least 3 times as many people in the Elementary Band as the High School Band.

But that’s just my opinion as a member of the “Alumni Band”, I could be wrong.


One Response to Memorial Day Disgrace

  1. Avatar George Dean
    George Dean says:

    That’s sad…when I worked at PVHS and later at Milo Elementary, I saw Mr. East marching his band day after day getting ready for the parade… Too bad the current music department doesn’t have the pride Mr. East always displayed… right up to wearing a Tux for the band concerts! He is a true professional!