This Friday, March 17th was St. Patrick’s Day, and what better way to spend it than visiting New York City to watch the famous parade?
Brewster High School sent their Marching Bears and NJROTC Color Guard to play in the parade—a tradition they’ve held for the past 9 years. There were about 60 students participating in the parade from Brewster, which is an amazing number of kids who came to represent. The parade was filled with music and fun: bagpipes, dancers, military officers, and of course, a sea of green.
The BHS marching band played three songs: Londonderry Air (Oh Danny Boy), Uptown Funk, and Dancing Machine. They performed with enthusiasm and excitement despite the chilly weather, and smiled at the onlookers who cheered and waved with their Irish flags. It was truly an experience that everyone should enjoy at least once in their lives.
ROTC Chief Vlangas hailed the marching band’s performance: “The NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a celebration of community, culture, and spirit. It is an honor for the Marching Bears and the NJROTC Color Guard to participate in this historic parade and represent our Brewster school district and community. The fact that we are invited back every year is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our wonderful students!”
The Marching Bears’ next performance will be at the Brewster Memorial Day Parade on May 29th. Come out to support them!