Our first big parade of the year is the San Francisco St. Patrick’s Day Parade. This year, we had the best weather in many years, and a big turnout for both spectators and band members!
[SK-126] Florence takes the CalTrain into The City for the big parade.
[SK-136] David is one of the first ones to arrive at our formation spot on Second Street.
[SK-138] Boris and Chris can’t wait to hear the roar of the crowds!
[SK-139] Ellen and Suzie-Q bring their snares to the party.
[SK-141] Before long, we have a quorum.
[SK-143] Vinny warms up on few numbers.
[SK-144] Barry is happy, because he remembered his Allen wrench.
[SK-146] Everyone is in good spirits, because the St Patrick’s weather is better than it has been in years.
[SK-150] Jan is ready to go.
[SK-152] Anders is ready for the big time!
[SK-154] Suzie-Q tells Jim how great it is to be Irish.
[SK-162] We finally approach the start of the parade at Second and Market.
[SK-167] And away we go!
[SK-169] Patti is in good form!
[SK-171] Our banner lets the spectators know that something is about to happen!
[SK-173] Dave is our drum major today!
[SK-178] Smiley’s drum trolley is giving him some trouble as he navigates up Market Street.
[SK-187] Patti poses with a couple of future twirlers.
[SK-191] Chris waves to the roaring crowd!
[SK-201] Doug’s percussion section is in good form!
[SK-243] Carmen and Keltie like to swing and sway with their saxes.
[SK-285] Three Sousaphones make a great impression!
[SK-325] Cindy is practicing her signals.
[SK-326] Jimmhy is pleased with the band’s sound today!
[SK-327] Xaphoonist Ross alternates as a juggler.
[SK-350] Harvey must be saying something important here.
[SK-372] Carty wore his Irish shirt today!
[SK-398] Sax man Matt joined us along the parade route.
[SK-408] Do you think she could pass through the TSA?
[SK-431] So, we’re finally in the queue for the judging stand!
[SK-439] The dignitaries await our performance.
[SK-450] Here we come!
[SK-487] And now for some refreshment!
[SK-489] Doug and Jim congratulate each other.
[SK-494] Smiley made it through with his drum.
[SK-499] Erik is pleased with our performance today.
[SK-500] Jack is happy, too.
[SK-523] Marin and Laura love good music!
[SK-526] Anders tries his hand at the pocket trumpet.
[SK-538] Now it’s time to visit the Club 93 for some corned beef lunch!
[SK-547] Will play for food.
[SK-548] They look hungry, don’t they?
[SK-566] The party’s over, and time to hitch a ride home!