Thursday, November 20, 2014

Monroe Christmas Parade Update

We just received word from the city of Monroe and UCPS central office staff that the 2014 Monroe Christmas parade has been rescheduled due to the threat of inclement weather this weekend.

The parade will take place on Sunday, December 7 at 2pm.  All marching band and color guard students should report to the open field next to Walter Bickett Stadium (next to the cemetery) at 1pm dressed in full uniform.  Color guard members are to wear their full uniform with color guard jacket and santa hats (provided).  

We do not have any additional rehearsals scheduled after Thanksgiving break, so it is IMPERATIVE that students review the parade music on their own at home over the next two weeks.

I speak on behalf of the city of Monroe and the central officestaff  when I say that the decision to reschedule the parade was made with the best interest of everyone in mind.  Last minute schedule changes are not alwasy easy, but we can certainly work through this one.  Our band provides an important service to our community by marching in this annual event and we are expected to be there on December 7.  

If you have a MAJOR schedule conflict that cannot be avoided or adjusted on December 7, please let me know via email.  In the event that we have to rework our parade block or instrumentation due to an absence, it is better to know sooner than later.  Thank you in advance for working around the schedule change so that we can fulfill our civic duty and provide a high quality marching band for this year's parade.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with your families and friends and we will see you on Sunday, December 7 for the parade!