(ST. PETERSBURG, October 2013) – It’s getting closer …St. Petersburg’s own Second Time Arounders Marching Band will be marching in the National Cherry Blossom Parade in Washington DC – April of 2014 – with an exceptional performance opportunity!
A rare invitation has been extended to the Second Time Arounders Marching Band – the chance to perform a show in front of the grandstands, LIVE on television – during the National Cherry Blossom Parade. Marching bands are typically not allowed this few minutes of fame, however the uniqueness and reputation of the Rounders has changed that!
They did it for Macy’s and they’ll do it for the National Cherry Blossom Parade!
Their performance will be filled with patriotism and Americana – powerful music, an abundance of red, white, and blue, plus stunning visual effects that will leave the crowd proud Americans and smiling from ear to ear!
NOW is a GREAT time to join the Rounders if you’ve ever marched in a high school, college, or military marching band!
The Rounders perform locally, nationally, and internationally…most recent performance was in the Conch Republic parade in Key West and most notably is our trip to march in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2008.
Ages 18-85, 32 years in the making, and about 450 members strong…the Second Time Arounders Marching Band is the first all-ages band in the country! The Band proudly supports arts and music programs in local schools.
For more information on the Band, the trip in 2014, who they are and how to join, please visit www.secondtimearounders.org.
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Telephone: (727) 421-2344
The Greater St. Petersburg Area Awesome, Original, Second Time Arounders Marching Band was founded in 1983 by Bill Findeison, the conductor, and Herb Melleney, then director of the Festival of States. The Band was formed to give folks who ever played in a high school, college, or military marching band, the chance to do it a “second time around”. The Band has about 500 members ranging in age from 18-85. The Band has made appearances in festivals and marched in parades all over the world including Key West, FL; Portland, OR; Orlando, FL; Dublin, Ireland; San Antonio, TX; Savannah, GA; New York City, NY; and in Calgary Canada