UHS Marching Band returns to Kennett Memorial Day Parade

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The Unionville High School Marching Band marches in the 2011 Kennett Memorial Day Parade.

EAST MARLBOROUGH — Unionville High School Marching Band is pleased to return to the Kennett Square Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 28, 2012. “Marching in the parade is a great way to be part of the larger community,” said band director G. Scott Litzenberg. “We’re proud that our area still celebrates Memorial Day the right way!”

The UHS band joins Civil War and Revolutionary War re-enactors, bagpipers, fife-and-drum groups, vintage military vehicles, other local bands, fire equipment, and prancing horses—more than a thousand participants in all—to march through the bunting-draped streets of downtown Kennett Square. Organized by Bill Taylor and the American Legion Post 491, the event honors all who serve our country, and remembers those who made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve our freedom. The parade starts at Kennett High School at 10 a.m. and concludes with a ceremony and 21-gun salute at Union Hill Cemetery.

People of all ages will enjoy Unionville High School Marching Band’s rendition of patriotic tunes including “Our National March,” the parade version of John Philip Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever.” The color guard adds visual excitement to the festivities with flag-twirling and
precise steps.

The approximately 80 students in the Unionville High School Marching band participated in the BCS Championship Festival in New Orleans in January, 2012, and will perform at Walt Disney World in December, 2012.

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