On Monday, May 27th, a bugler and a quintet are performing at the Noble Memorial Day Ceremony. The Symphonic Band, the Honors Wind Ensemble, & the Color Guard are all performing at the Olney Memorial Day parade and ceremony.
Here are the details regarding the Noble & Olney Memorial Day Parade Ceremonies:
NOBLE: The Cornerstone Community Church and the Mayor of Noble hosts a Memorial Day ceremony at the cemetery in East Noble. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held in the Cornerstone Community Church (160 E. Elm St. Noble, IL). Immediately after the Noble ceremony, the quintet and bugler will join the band at the Olney VFW.
OLNEY: The VFW is hosting a Memorial Day parade and ceremony. The parade will begin at the Olney VFW. The ceremony will take place immediately after the conclusion of the parade at Haven Hill Cemetery (just north of the City Park). Drum majors Ethan Steber & Natalie Doan are directing. In the event of rain, the ceremony shall be held in the VFW hall.
The uniform is department shirts & shorts, black socks, and Drillmasters. Students will also need flip folders, lyres, and instruments.
The times are as follows:
Cornerstone Community Church at the Cemetery in East Noble
8:30 AM: Call-time for bugler & quintet at RCHS
8:35 AM: Warm-up & run through music
9:05 AM: Bugler & saxophone quintet leaves for Noble Cemetery in a school van
9:30 AM: Bugler & saxophone quintet arrive at the cemetery in East Noble.
10:00 AM: Noble Ceremony (bugler & saxophone quintet only)
IMMEDIATELY AFTER GOD BLESS AMERICA: Return to Olney and join the band at the Olney VFW.
9:30 AM: Call-time at RCHS (all but bugler & saxophone quintet)
10:15 AM: Load bus and depart for Olney VFW followed by Haven Hill Cemetery
10:30 AM: Parade line-up at the Olney VFW
10:45 AM: Parade step-off (parade begins)
11:00 AM: Olney Memorial Day ceremony at Haven Hill Cemetery.
I anticipate the parade and the ceremony won't last longer than an hour and a half, which will put the band back at the school around 12-12:30 PM.
The band is performing the following songs:
TAPS (Noble ceremony only)
God Bless America (Noble ceremony only)
Hosts of Freedom
Star Spangled Banner
Please bring water with you to this event. I encourage students to bring a water cooler. Coolers need to go on the bus. Please drink plenty of water!
I know that this falls on Memorial Day weekend, falls during the summer, and many families will be out of town. That being said, we need as many RCHS Bands members to this performance as possible. All total, the combined Honors Wind Ensemble & Symphonic Band is around 45 students during the 4th term. We want to support the cities of Olney & Noble (and our veterans) that support us. Students, please make every effort to be at this event. It means a lot to this community.
Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions, comments, or concerns.