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May 20 2014

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Belmont Secondary Marching Band Marches in 116th Victoria Day Parade

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Left to right: Noah Ledger, Dylan Church, Stuart Petillion and Christian Parsons.

Drums, trumpets, saxophones, and trombones were all a part of Belmont’s Marching Band as they marched in the 116th Victoria Day Parade! It was a nice honour as they were the first school marching band that opened for a number of other schools. It was also Belmont’s first time participating in the event.

“It was a really cool experience to march in front of a crowd of 50,000 people,” said grade 11 Belmont student Dylan Church.

Marching band Co-conductor Mandart Chan said for him it was a dream come true and a long time coming. He also mentions it’s a great way to bring the West Shore’s fine arts into the parade. The students practiced on Sunday at Belmont’s field from 1-5 p.m. in preparation for the parade on Monday. In total, there were 18 American marching bands from California, Oregon, Washington and Idaho.

 

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