Dalton High School Band Prepares For Cherry Blossom Parade In Washington, D.C.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The Dalton High School Catamount Band has accepted an invitation to perform in the 2014 Cherry Blossom Parade in Washington D.C. The parade is scheduled for Saturday, April 12.  Students will visit Monticello, the Smithsonian, and tour the National Monuments.  The trip will conclude at Arlington National Cemetery, where student representatives of the band will participate in official wreath laying ceremonies at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.  

The band is accepting donations to help pay for the trip to Washington, D.

C. Anyone wishing to donate may do so by sending a check to Catamount Band Club, P.O. Box 1522, Dalton, Ga. 30722.   Credit and debit cards are accepted at the band’s website, www.daltonband.com.

Preparation for the trip has already begun, and comes on the heels of a busy fall semester.  Summer rehearsals, football games, parades and marching competitions keep band members engaged from July to December.  The competitive season climaxed in October at the Blue Ridge Marching Festival, with the band placing first in class AAA, first in Silver Division, and third overall out of 13 bands.  


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