ST. PETERSBURG – St. Petersburg’s own Second Time Arounders Marching Band will be marching in the National Cherry Blossom Parade in Washington D.C. in April 2014.
A rare invitation has been extended to the Second Time Arounders Marching Band: The band will have the opportunity 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.
The band’s 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.
The band is seeking new members. They are looking for those who marched in a high school, college, or military marching band. The Rounders perform locally and nationally, including a recent performance in the Conch Republic parade in Key West. Their most notable performance to date was its march in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2008.
The band is made up of 450 members, ages 18 to 85.