Independence Day Parade
Redwood City

July 4, 2011

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Our biggest parade of the year is the Redwood City Independence Day Parade.

The following photos were contributed by Allan Wilson, David Silverman, Doug Anderson, and Rick Haderle.





[Allan-001]  We found a shady spot to assemble before the parade.





[Allan-003]  Patti and Ptah compare notes.





[Allan-004]  Carmen and new member Charlie Chin hum a few bars.





[Allan-005]  Elsa, Dick and Neil guard the beer cart.





[Allan-006]  It was easy to find us on Winslow.





[Allan-007]  David poses with new member Theo.





[Allan-008]  Theo, David, Ben, and Barry relax before the parade.





[Allan-009]  Marc and Rudy look forward to the big event.





[Allan-010]  Kitty is at her patriotic best today!





[Allan-011]  Even Dave is spangled today.





[Allan-013]  Many folks have arrived, including Peaceful George with his wooden nametag.





[Allan-014]  Smiley has been working on his drum trolley for some time now,
and he is confident that his new modifications will survive the big test today.





[Allan-015]  Rich has added “Caution” tape to his mace for better visibility.





[Allan-017]  Wendy, Jeanette and Ivan are excited to be with the LTWCMB today!





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[Allan-020]  Jimmy is saving energy.





[Allan-021]  Greg and Carmen engage in sax talk.





[Allan-022]  Marc and George have a peaceful discussion.





[Allan-023]  Fay and Jan get ready for showtime.





[Allan-024]  Donna and Marty celebrate Independence Day with the band!





[Allan-025]  Carpy and Ross from our juggling division warm up before the big event.





[Allan-026]  It looks like we are ready to step off.





[Allan-027]  And here we go!





[David-001]  Dave in a partiotic pose.





[David-002]  Rich and Donna give us a smile!





[David-003]  Ken demonstrates his cymbal hat to Neil.





[David-004]  Allan and Kitty are showing the colors today.





[David-005]  A fine group on a fine occasion!





[David-006]  Everyone is warming up.





[David-007]  We were happy to see new member Ben Jaffe!





[David-008]  Ben and David are all smiles!





[David-009]  Bruce decided on a “mixed” theme today!





[David-010]  Smiley and Ben are ready to march!





[David-011]  New member Charlie Chin is all tuned up!





[David-012]  Jan, Donna, and Marty are ready to entertain the fans.





[David-013]  Greg is hot to toot!





[David-014]  Anne and Paul have been in the band since 1974!





[David-015]  Paul brought his own whistle, in case he decides to take matters into his own hands.





[David-017]  Smiley at the ready.





[David-019]  Ben is ready to have some fun.





[David-020]  Marc is playing under wind power.





[David-021]  Boris forgot to bring his patriotic outfit today.





[David-022]  The trumpet line will be real strong today!





[David-023]  Raggs has taught Ptah some new tricks!





[David-024]  This one-foot number isn’t easy!





[David-025]  Lois, Jo-Ellen, and Dave never distance themselves too far from the beer cart!





[David-026]  David and Theo think it’s a great day to be in the band!





[David-027]  Smiley and David are looking good.





[Doug-001]  With his new drum trolley apparatus, Smiley can talk on the phone at the same time!





[Doug-002]  Merele and Lou beat the heat with a parasol.





[Doug-003]  Dueling tubas, David and Ben, are a great asset to the brass section!





[Doug-004]  Emperor Norton (aka Rudy) and Jo-Ellen take a spin in a golf cart!





[Doug-005]  Here is the scene in the Broadway Lounge after the parade.





[Doug-006]  Fay and Doug have their own parade outside the Broadway!





[Rick-001]  Pilar says, “What’s in this red cup, anyway?”





[Rick-002]  Ptah and John Hayden discuss physics.





[Rick-003]  New member Sue Mahoney joins Mo and Frank, back near the beer cart!





[Rick-004]  Guess who?





[Rick-005]  Dave, Carmen and Keltie are poised and ready to move.





[Rick-007]  At last, we are on our way with a band as far as the eye can see!





[Rick-008]  Looking good.





[Rick-012]  George displays his new name badge.





[Rick-013]  We had around 85 participants this year.





[Rick-014]  Ginnie and Kathy add a little to class to our act.





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[Rick-019]  Jo-Ellen and Sara Sue do a great job with the banner!





[Rick-020]  A twirler conference in progress.





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[Rick-022]  Jack is all smiles.





[Rick-023]  Anne talks to Anne.





[Rick-024]  Greg is ready.





[Rick-025]  Stew, with his marching toms, can’t wait to get started!





[Rick-026]  Charles (left) came all the way from Germany for an American beer!





[Rick-027]  Jack, Roz, and Dick are ready to march!





[Rick-028]  Steve (left) joined us a little late.





[Rick-029]  Chico never strays too far from the cart.





[Rick-030]  Jimmy is celebrating his independence today.





[Rick-031]  Paul and Stu are serious snare drummers.





[Rick-032]  Marilyn and Max are two of our best sax players.





[Rick-033]  Ken on washboard/cymbals and Dick on Tuba.





[Rick-034]  Bambi on washboard and Suzie Q on snare.





[Rick-035]  John Hayden prefers aluminum funnels.





[Rick-036]  Imagine, 51 years!





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[Rick-038]  Cindy’s piccolo can be heard far and wide!





[Rick-039]  Vinny on accordion and Jack on trombone.





[Rick-040]  Jack is sounding good!





[Rick-041]  Delightful Debbie is having a great time.





[Rick-042]  Chris and Suzie-Q are long-time band members.





[Rick-043]  Max didn’t get the memo about red, white, and blue today.





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[Rick-049]  At last, the end of the parade and our rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner.”





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[Rick-051]  Rick and Hans agree, it was the best parade ever!








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