Since the Pride of Plymouth had a year off from marching band activities due to COVID, the band department wants to make sure their parents and the community understand of some of the traditions that might be new to a majority of the band families due both the freshmen and sophomores being new to the world of competition marching band.
Traditionally, on the Wednesday night before Semi-State, the band offers the chance for parents and community members to watch the final evening run through before the competition. An open rehearsal will happen tonight for anyone to come watch the band perform. This is a great chance for family members, friends, and community members who might not have had the chance to see our show this season come watch the band perform. This is also a great opportunity for the kids to get to perform before a live audience before our competition this weekend.
The final run through tonight will be held in the Rock Pile. They ask that no one arrive inside the stadium until after 8:30 p.m. for the 8:45 performance.
Another tradition for tonight is the annual “Flashlight Parade” to celebrate advancing to Semi-State and to celebrate an amazing season. The band families and community members traditionally form a tunnel that extends from the corner of the multi-purpose gym to the loading dock area. Everyone brings something fun that lights up. You can use a flashlight, glowsticks, a Star Wars lightsaber…. ANYTHING that lights up. In the past, we have even had parents with illuminated signs and posters. The band will then, march from the stadium back to the band room through the tunnel of lights and cheering parents. This is traditionally one of the most memorable evenings of the year for the Plymouth Band kids.