Granger Marching Band

Memorial Day Parade Info

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Naperville Memorial Day Parade

Memorial Day is fast approaching and we wanted to give you a bit of info about the after school practice schedule and the parade.

The Granger Middle School Bands are proud to participate in the City of Naperville and City of Aurora parades on an every other year rotating basis. All students in our band program 6th – 8th grade are asked to participate in the parade. By having everyone in the program participate, students’ gain a feeling of belonging and it is our way of giving back to our community.

Memorial Day is a day that was set aside to honor those that lost lives in battle and our veterans. Students are taught about the meaning of Memorial Day and learn that our participation in the parade is a minor sacrifice compared to those who gave us so much. This is always a meaningful and fun event for all of our students. We have already started preparation for this year’s parade and we wanted to give you some advanced notice about the practice schedule. Please contact Mr. Dyhouse or Mr. Pakkebier with any scheduling conflicts.

Drop off is at 7:45 a.m. at Granger and the estimate for pick up is between Noon -12:30 p.m.

Once we know our number in the parade, we will place it here.

Naperville Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 28th, 10am

Naperville, IL, United States

Naperville, IL

The main Parade steps off from Jackson and West St. – East to Washington, North to Benton, East to Saint Peter and Paul Parking lot.

Memorial Day Parade Practice Schedule

Tuesday May 1st Drum Majors 3:10-4:00pm

Thursday May 3rd Drum line 3:10-4:00pm

Tuesday May 8th Drum Majors/Flags 3:10-4:00pm

Wednesday May 9th Flags 3:10-4:00pm

Thursday May 10th Drum line/Flags 3:10-4:00pm

Monday, May 21th Everyone 3:10-4:00pm

Tuesday, May 22nd Everyone 3:10-4:00pm

Wednesday May 23rd Everyone 3:10-4:00pm

Thursday, May 24th (Longwood 50th @ Longwood) Everyone 2:00-5:00pm

Friday, May 25th Rain Date If necessary 3:10-4:00pm

Drum Majors are auditioned positions open to only 8th grade students. The Drum line includes all percussion students from 6th, 7th and 8th grade bands. The Flag core is open to the first 25-30 students interested. Sign-ups start first with 8th grade and move down through the grade levels. If your child is part of these special three groups they will bring home reminder info about them at a later date.

All practices are required and these rehearsals are worth points toward the students’ grade. Please remember to have appropriate shoes: sandals, clogs, and flip-flops don’t work for marching band.

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