Granger Marching Band
Memorial Day Parade Info
Aurora 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 10:00 a.m. at Granger and the estimate for pick up is between 1:15-1:45 p.m.
We are 26th in this years parade.
Aurora Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 29th, 12pm
Aurora, IL, United States
The parade route will begin at Benton and River, head east on Benton, north on Broadway, west on Downer Place and ending at River Street. The Memorial Day Reviewing Stand will be in front of the David L. Pierce Art and History Center at 20 East Downer Place for best viewing.
Memorial Day Parade Practice Schedule
Tuesday May 2nd Drum Majors 3:10-4:00pm
Thursday May 4th Drum line 3:10-4:00pm
Tuesday May 9th Drum Majors/Flags 3:10-4:00pm
Wednesday May 10th Flags 3:10-4:00pm
Thursday May 11th Drum line/Flags 3:10-4:00pm
Monday, May 22th Everyone 3:10-4:00pm
Tuesday, May 23rd Everyone 3:10-4:00pm
Wednesday May 24th Everyone 3:10-4:00pm
Thursday, May 25th Everyone 3:10-4:00pm
Friday, May 26th 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.