The James E. Taylor High School Band and Color Guard continues the tradition of a community parade for the neighborhoods surrounding the school on Saturday, Aug. 18.
The community parade will begin at 8 a.m.
The 300-member band will trail through surrounding neighborhoods, stopping for a lunch break at noon at Memorial Parkway Junior High and continue at 1 p.m. The parade will conclude at 3 p.m. at Taylor High School.
“We want to provide entertainment for the supporters of our program,” said Chris Bailey, director of bands. “Secondly, we want to gain exposure from the supporters of our program and, lastly, we are going to use this as an opportunity to raise funds for the 2012-2013 school year.”
The members of the band will be accepting donations for their total marching distance. In addition to pledges, for a minimum donation of $150 the entire 300-piece marching band will provide a small personal concert containing songs chosen by the individual houses or cul-de-sacs along the route. A list of available songs will be provided.
The concerts and donations will take place along the parade route.
The JET Band has received 17 consecutive years of first division ratings at marching contests.
This year the band will be traveling to Orlando, Fla. for competition, as well as competing in Katy, Houston, Dallas and San Antonio.
Visit www.jetband.org for the parade route and information.