It was perfect marching weather for the Columbus Day Parade this year! We had a good turnout, and everyone had a good time. We won THIRD PLACE in the Independent Bands category!
 Florence is happy to be in The City for today’s parade and to be with her band buddies!
 Chico, Rich, and Jimmy have their trumpets ready for action.
 Heather is teaching baton twirling to anyone who will listen.
 David is looking good!
 Judi explains to Jimmy why pizza is good for you!
 They don’t call him Squeezer or nothing!
 Patti drinks some breakfast, while Jim checks his emails.
 Jo Ellen and Lori will be our banner carriers today!
 Lori is proud to be carrying the banner today.
 Squeezer is coping with the usual anxiety before any big parade.
 Most of the band has shown up, almost ready for the big step-off.
 Most importantly, the beer cart has arrived and is functioning properly.
 Bob Brennan hopes Bee knows how to put it together.
 If you know Hal and Dave very well, you know how rare it is for a serious discussion like this!
 The beer cart remains the focal point, as we wait for the parade to begin.
 Fortunately, the weather was perfect for the parade.
 Vinny is in good spirits as he celebrates his Italian heritage!
 Bill Todd only drinks beer before noon on special occasions.
 Heather warms up for her special 2-baton routine!
 Chris wears his froggie headgear.
 The tension is building as step-off is imminent.
 Pili and Ross always have a smile for the camera!
 Toni and Heather have big smiles for us, too!
 The parade is finally underway, as we head up Columbus Avenue toward North Beach. Penny is doing a nice job on her washboard!
 The Columbus Day Parade always coincides with Fleet Week activities, so we are entertained by a continuous air show.
 North Beach is near, so we are ready for the big finale.
 The spectators are plentiful at this point.
 We have a well-balanced band this year, so the sound is good!
 Heather has three batons going at this point!
 Many folks are dining at tables on the sidewalks, enjoying the musical entertainment.
 Heather found a friend in the audience!
 Ross had his juggling act in pretty good shape.
 Keltie always looks good, and is appropriately dressed for the occasion!
 A warm, calm day made the parade enjoyable for all!
 Yes! We have no bananas!
 Heather keeps her multi-baton act going strong.
 After the parade, we finish with the Star-Spangled Banner at Greenwich and Powell.
 Just in time for the Blue Angels to fly overhead!
 Chico takes it easy after the parade.
 Our usual routine is to go to Green Street after the parade. This paid trio was playing in front of Belle Cora Restaurant. David helped out on tuba.
 Heather always likes Fleet Week, when there are lots of sailors around!
 Pili and Patti enjoy some refreshment at Belle Cora, where they serve German food in the heart of North Beach!
 They served those big, soft German pretzels!
 Would you buy a used car from this guy?
 It’s not clear whether a wardrobe malfunction required this safety pin, or what?
 David doesn’t seem to be falling for the recruiting pitch, does he?
 After some refreshment, we play a few tunes to entertain ourselves and enjoy the afternoon.
 A nice conclusion to a beautiful day in The City!
 See you next year!