The weather is looking sunny and clear for our final competition before championships! Please take a moment to review the Show Day document as we prepare for Saturday. Have a GREAT week!
It’s MU homecoming weekend and time for the Millersville Parade! PMMU will be marching in section “B” for this year’s parade (sections span A-E). The parade kicks off at 9:00am and travels up Herr Ave, left on Landis Ave, left on George St. and finishes by the Student Memorial Center at Millersville University. Students will be walking back to PMHS after the parade to change out of uniforms and put equipment away. Here are some key times:
- Band Room Opens – 6:50am
- Arrival time at PMHS – 7:15am
- Breakfast served for students – 7:30am
- Uniforms on – 8:15am
- Move outside to parade staging location (along Circle Dr.) – 8:30am
- Parade begins – 9:00am
- Aprox. PMMU end time – 10:30am
- Aprox. pick-up time at PMHS- 11:15am
Parking – please do not park in the normal PMHS parking lot for marching band. Students and chaperones need to park under the parking deck or back by the old tennis courts.
Hey Band – First of all, your performance last evening was spectacular! The crowd reaction spoke for itself and I couldn’t be more proud of everyone. However, we can all agree that last evening was incredibly late – something I would have never predicted. The Millersville parade takes about half the amount of time to complete and the lack of prior PMMU participation at New Holland gave us no warning to the extreme slow pace or reference for time. Because of the late evening, we will end rehearsal tonight at 8:00pm instead of 9:00pm.
PMMU was also given last-minute notification yesterday that we need to perform pre-game and Cedar Crest will perform post-game (homecoming). Because of this change made by Cedar Crest, we will probably arrive back to PM around 11:00pm tomorrow. To accommodate another late night, report time for Saturday’s rehearsal will be 10:00am instead of 9:00am.
Due to a last-minute notification, PMMU will be performing PRE-GAME at Cedar Crest. Bus departure time will be 4:30pm sharp!
This will be the first time in DECADES that PMMU will be performing in the New Holland Parade. I mapped out the parade route so families know where we will be marching. The band will start and end the parade at the park and as you can see, total distance is 2 miles. We will have plenty of water available during the parade to ensure everyone stays hydrated and safe.