A letter to the band
Published 2:05 pm Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Allow me to introduce myself. I am Frank Tobin and I live just outside of the city of Philadelphia. I was at the Thanksgiving Day parade, and I got the pleasure to watch your band perform.
I have been involved in marching band growing up and as I sat there watching the parade, some bands did not even seem to care enough to march in straight lines or even to a cadence. Some of your adults that were on the trip were sitting in front of me and my oldest son and when your band marched up toward the finale, I saw immediately why you all were chosen to bring Santa Claus in.
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You need to let the band members know not only from me, but a lot of other local folks, that we all thought you guys out-shined and out-played any of the other bands.
Philadelphia made a great choice in having the Bainbridge Band in the parade, and I would hope they invite you all back.
Please let the band members know how much their hard work was appreciated by all in Philadelphia. I know the long hours it takes to become a great band, and I can tell the students are willing to put in the time.
Thanks again for making my Thanksgiving Day parade great.
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