ST. PETERSBURG – St. Petersburg’s own Second Time Arounders Marching Band will kick off its 2014 season with a music run-through on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 6:45 p.m., in the band room at Northeast High School, 5500 16th St. N., St Petersburg.
The baton will drop and the Rounders’ season will officially begin as the band runs through all its music for the first time, getting familiar with it and seeing what sections need some practice – all in anticipation of the 2014 season, which includes their trip to the National Cherry Blossom Parade in Washington D.C.
The band was invited to not only march in the parade, but to perform a three-minute show for the television cameras … something never done prior by a marching band during this parade.
The performance will be filled with patriotism and Americana and will feature powerful music and an abundance of red, white, and blue. There also will be stunning visual effects.
The run-through is the perfect opportunity to check out the band, people and music – and decide to join.
The season’s first official rehearsal will be Tuesday, Feb. 18. Attendance at the rehearsal is a must in order to participate in the National Cherry Blossom Parade. The band welcomes those who have previously marched in a high school, college or military marching band.
The Rounders performs locally, nationally, and internationally. The band took part in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2008, the Calgary Stampede in Calgary Canada in 2011, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Savannah, Ga., in 2012, and the Conch Republic Parade in Key West in April 2013.