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Radio Times 11 October 2008

August 9th, 2016

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2008

July 26th, 2016

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To my fellow Washingtonians, have you ever walked past the Subway at Connecticut & Q and wondered about the building’s history? Yeah, I didn’t think so. Leave it to me, the gay nerd, to actually wonder such a thing. I did a little bit of research and found some interesting details about 1605 Connecticut Avenue, NW. Read along and learn about events that occurred in the building, including the death of a Senator’s wife, marriage of a Congressman, and founding of a WW2 women’s organization.

On August 16, 1894 the Washington Post mentions a man by the name of L. J. Bryant, an employee of The Fidelity Investment Company, receiving building permits for a three-story, brick dwelling at 1605 Connecticut Avenue. The current facade shows four-stories, but as you’ll see in the older picture, the street level has changed and the entrance is no longer on the second floor. The estimated cost for construction was ,000. Compare that to the 2009 property value, ,281,870. Inflation is a bitch.

By 1902, Robert F. Mason lived at 1605 Connecticut. He was a physician and member of the Medical Society of the District of Columbia. I’m not sure how long Robert had lived there before 1902, but by the end of that year, a prominent family called 1605 home.

Senator George Frisbie Hoar of Massachusetts purchased the building in 1902. George had served in the House of Representatives for eight years (1869-1877) prior to his election to the Senate. George was a Republican who was often at odds with his own party, especially in regards to the Philippine-American War and torture. Read an excerpt from one of his speeches on the Senate floor. Notice anything similar to our current situation?

"You have sacrificed nearly ten thousand American lives—the flower of our youth. You have devastated provinces. You have slain uncounted thousands of the people you desire to benefit. You have established reconcentration camps. Your generals are coming home from their harvest bringing sheaves with them, in the shape of other thousands of sick and wounded and insane to drag out miserable lives, wrecked in body and mind. You make the American flag in the eyes of a numerous people the emblem of sacrilege in Christian churches, and of the burning of human dwellings, and of the horror of the water torture. Your practical statesmanship which disdains to take George Washington and Abraham Lincoln or the soldiers of the Revolution or of the Civil War as models, has looked in some cases to Spain for your example. I believe—nay, I know—that in general our officers and soldiers are humane. But in some cases they have carried on your warfare with a mixture of American ingenuity and Castilian cruelty.

Your practical statesmanship has succeeded in converting a people who three years ago were ready to kiss the hem of the garment of the American and to welcome him as a liberator, who thronged after your men when they landed on those islands with benediction and gratitude, into sullen and irreconcilable enemies, possessed of a hatred which centuries can not eradicate."

I won’t list all of George’s noteworthy relatives (you can read about them on the Wikipedia article), but his grandfather, Roger Sherman, signed the Articles of Confederation, Declaration of Independence, and Constitution. George’s wife, Ruth, died not long after they moved into their 1605 residence. A Washington Post article on December 25. 1903 says Ruth "died very suddenly of heart disease" (heart attack) at 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve. The article mentions that she died in her house. So if you see a floating, six-inch meatball marinara the next time you eat at Subway, now you know it’s the ghost of Ruth Hoar trying to scare you. George died the following year and ownership of 1605 transferred to his son, Rockwood.

Rockwood was elected to the House of Representatives in 1904, but died just two years later. His widow, Christine Rice Hoar, continued to live at 1605. A New York Times article on November 25, 1915 reported the marriage of Christine to Rep. Frederick H. Gillet. The two were married at 1605 Connecticut with only a few family members present. Roland Cotton Smith, pastor of St. John’s Episcopal Church, presided over the ceremony.

I’m not sure who lived in the building during the next 25 years, but by 1940 the newly-incorporated American Women’s Voluntary Services was using 1605 as its national headquarters. Founded by Alice T. McLean, the organization was modeled after the Women’s Voluntary Service in the UK. On January 30, 1941, a Washington Post article mentions that more than 10,000 women in "sixteen states and Alaska" were working in the AWVS. That number increased to 18,000 by the time Pearl Harbor was attacked.

Skip ahead a few years and we come to Mills Astin. He was a WW2 veteran and Chief Clerk for the Senate Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. The 1952 Congressional Directory lists his residence as 1605 Connecticut Avenue.

By the 1970s, the building was being used for commercial purposes. Current tenants include Subway (1st floor), The Eloft (2nd floor), Campaign for Innocent Victims of Conflict (3rd floor), and Free Range Studios (4th floor). It’s now a contributing property to the Dupont Circle Historic District.

So, now you know a few interesting facts you can tell the cashier at Subway. I’m sure he or she will be so "interested," but that’s okay. At least you can tell them about Ruth and hope it freaks them out.

Thanks for reading.
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USPP / Dismantling of Occupy DC / McPherson Square between I and K Streets at 15th Street in NW Washington DC on Saturday noon,4 February 2012 by Elvert Barnes Protest Photography

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ST. PATRICK’S FESTIVAL 2008

July 1st, 2016

A few nice washington bands images I found:

ST. PATRICK’S FESTIVAL 2008
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Image by infomatique
The following Marching Bands took part in the Dublin parade on Monday 17th. March 2008:

AUBURN UNIVERSITY MARCHING BAND
Founded in 1897, this is the USA’s oldest Marching Band. In 2004 they received the Sudler Intercollegiate Marching Band Trophy, the nation’s highest and most coveted award for college bands.

BRADLEY CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL BAND – CLEVELAND TENNESSEE
Founded in 1917, they were recently placed first in class at the USSBA Scholastic Marching Band Competition. This is their first trip overseas to attend the Dublin Parade.

"PRIDE OF THE IRISH" CATHEDRAL HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND – INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA
Cathedral have received Division I ratings in music contests across the state. They have appeared on national TV and marched here in Dublin in 2000.

COUNCIL ROCK SOUTH MARCHING BAND – HOLLAND, PENNSYLVANIA
Established in 2002, Council have quickly built a reputation of spirit and excellence at local, national and international levels.

FREEDOM HIGH SCHOOL PATRIOT BAND – BETHLEHEM, PENNSYLVANIA
In 1992 they were inducted into the National High School Band Director’s Hall of Fame as "Band of the Year". They are now under the direction of Mr. Michael Moran.

GILBERT HIGH SCHOOL TIGER PRIDE BAND – PHOENIX, ARIZONA
Gilbert High School have a remarkable performance record and have consistently received Superior ratings in marching and concert festivals nationally.

HUNTSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL – HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA
With an enviable record of achievement, Huntsville are consistently rated superior in competitions. They have performed throughout the US and Europe. In 2004 they won first prize at the prestigious Gothenburg Music Festival in Sweden.

JOHN F. KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL BAND – LA PALMA, CALIFORNIA
This band has risen from 35 to 260 members since it’s inception in 1993. Having received many superior rating, they performed at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Australia.

LOCK HAVEN UNIVERSITY MARCHING BAND – LOCK HAVEN, PENNSYLVANIA
Lockhaven Marching Band are now in their 67th year. The members range in age from 18 to 35.

SHORECREST HIGHLANDER HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND – SHORELINE, WASHINGTON
Shorecrest have performed and won every major parade in the Pacific Northwest. This is their 4th visit to Ireland.

TATE HIGH SCHOOL "SHOWBAND OF THE SOUTH" MARCHING BAND – CANTONMENT, FLORIDA
Tate have won countless competitions and earned the reputation as one of the top high schools bands in the US. They have marched in every major parade in the US.

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS – CHAMPAIGNE, ILLINOIS
UIUC’s is the world’s largest college band program. In 1930 they hosted John Philip Sousa, who called them "The World’s Greatest College Band" and donated his library to the school.

WEST BEND HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND – WEST BEND, WISCONSIN
The West Bend High School Marching Band was formed in the 1930s. The band has produced two CDs and has received numerous first and second place trophies in adjudicated parades.

YOUNGSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING EAGLES – YOUNGSVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA
The Marching Eagles marched here in Dublin in 2003. They have 14 years of Superior Ratings at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Adjudication Festival.

CLONDALKIN YOUTH BAND – CLONDLAKIN, DUBLIN
Celebrating their 23rd anniversary this year, the Clondalkin Youth Band are All Ireland Champions, European Marching Band Champions and World Marching Champions. They are Ireland’s largest marching band.

"STORICI SBANDIERATORI DELLE CONTRADE DI CORI": ITALIAN FLAGWAVERS – CORI, ITALY
Founded in 1976 in Italy this band practice the medieval waving of the flag from the 16th century. They consist of the Herald, Trumpeters, Drummers and Flag Wavers.

SANYO MARCHING BAND AND BATON TWIRLERS – HIROSHIMA, JAPAN
The esteemed Sanyo Band have won 6 gold and 3 Best Band of the Year Awards at the National Contest In Japan. The remarkable Baton Twirlers have received first prize for 20 consecutive years.

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42nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade at Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW, Washington DC on Sunday afternoon, 17 March 2013 by Elvert Barnes Photography

CARDOZO SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND / WASHINGTON DC
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Photos by Mike Washington Photography
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ST. PATRICK’S FESTIVAL 2008

April 19th, 2016

Check out these washington bands images:

ST. PATRICK’S FESTIVAL 2008
washington bands
Image by infomatique
The following Marching Bands took part in the Dublin parade on Monday 17th. March 2008:

AUBURN UNIVERSITY MARCHING BAND
Founded in 1897, this is the USA’s oldest Marching Band. In 2004 they received the Sudler Intercollegiate Marching Band Trophy, the nation’s highest and most coveted award for college bands.

BRADLEY CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL BAND – CLEVELAND TENNESSEE
Founded in 1917, they were recently placed first in class at the USSBA Scholastic Marching Band Competition. This is their first trip overseas to attend the Dublin Parade.

"PRIDE OF THE IRISH" CATHEDRAL HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND – INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA
Cathedral have received Division I ratings in music contests across the state. They have appeared on national TV and marched here in Dublin in 2000.

COUNCIL ROCK SOUTH MARCHING BAND – HOLLAND, PENNSYLVANIA
Established in 2002, Council have quickly built a reputation of spirit and excellence at local, national and international levels.

FREEDOM HIGH SCHOOL PATRIOT BAND – BETHLEHEM, PENNSYLVANIA
In 1992 they were inducted into the National High School Band Director’s Hall of Fame as "Band of the Year". They are now under the direction of Mr. Michael Moran.

GILBERT HIGH SCHOOL TIGER PRIDE BAND – PHOENIX, ARIZONA
Gilbert High School have a remarkable performance record and have consistently received Superior ratings in marching and concert festivals nationally.

HUNTSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL – HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA
With an enviable record of achievement, Huntsville are consistently rated superior in competitions. They have performed throughout the US and Europe. In 2004 they won first prize at the prestigious Gothenburg Music Festival in Sweden.

JOHN F. KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL BAND – LA PALMA, CALIFORNIA
This band has risen from 35 to 260 members since it’s inception in 1993. Having received many superior rating, they performed at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Australia.

LOCK HAVEN UNIVERSITY MARCHING BAND – LOCK HAVEN, PENNSYLVANIA
Lockhaven Marching Band are now in their 67th year. The members range in age from 18 to 35.

SHORECREST HIGHLANDER HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND – SHORELINE, WASHINGTON
Shorecrest have performed and won every major parade in the Pacific Northwest. This is their 4th visit to Ireland.

TATE HIGH SCHOOL "SHOWBAND OF THE SOUTH" MARCHING BAND – CANTONMENT, FLORIDA
Tate have won countless competitions and earned the reputation as one of the top high schools bands in the US. They have marched in every major parade in the US.

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS – CHAMPAIGNE, ILLINOIS
UIUC’s is the world’s largest college band program. In 1930 they hosted John Philip Sousa, who called them "The World’s Greatest College Band" and donated his library to the school.

WEST BEND HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND – WEST BEND, WISCONSIN
The West Bend High School Marching Band was formed in the 1930s. The band has produced two CDs and has received numerous first and second place trophies in adjudicated parades.

YOUNGSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING EAGLES – YOUNGSVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA
The Marching Eagles marched here in Dublin in 2003. They have 14 years of Superior Ratings at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Adjudication Festival.

CLONDALKIN YOUTH BAND – CLONDLAKIN, DUBLIN
Celebrating their 23rd anniversary this year, the Clondalkin Youth Band are All Ireland Champions, European Marching Band Champions and World Marching Champions. They are Ireland’s largest marching band.

"STORICI SBANDIERATORI DELLE CONTRADE DI CORI": ITALIAN FLAGWAVERS – CORI, ITALY
Founded in 1976 in Italy this band practice the medieval waving of the flag from the 16th century. They consist of the Herald, Trumpeters, Drummers and Flag Wavers.

SANYO MARCHING BAND AND BATON TWIRLERS – HIROSHIMA, JAPAN
The esteemed Sanyo Band have won 6 gold and 3 Best Band of the Year Awards at the National Contest In Japan. The remarkable Baton Twirlers have received first prize for 20 consecutive years.

MarchFourth Marching Band
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MarchFourth Marching Band performing at the first of the 10th Annual Downtown Sounds concert series in Bellingham, WA on 7/9/14.

Photos by Mike Washington Photography
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WVBW WAVE 92.9 Norfolk – Dick Lamb – April 2008

June 29th, 2014

WVBW WAVE 92.9 Norfolk – Dick Lamb – April 2008 Dick Lamb has been on the radio in Hampton Roads since the 1970s. Dick is well into his 70’s, and still wakin…

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Who all performed in Washington D.C on July 4th, 2008?

June 22nd, 2014

Question by ZainJonasCullen: Who all performed in Washington D.C on July 4th, 2008?
On July 4th, 2008, what singers performed in Washington D.C?
I live in Arkansas, but my family and I went to Maryland for the Summer, and we were going to ride the trains into D.C, but decided to go to the beach instead.. what singers performed on that night?…anyone good?

Best answer:

Answer by DC Bob
You need to read as past tense:
A 4th of July tradition in the nation’s capital includes a live concert by the National Symphony Orchestra and several pop artists performing patriotic music on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building. The concert and show is followed by a spectacular display of fireworks over the Washington Monument. The concert is free and open to the public. No tickets are necessary. The annual event is broadcast live on PBS with a repeat airing at 9:30-11:00 p.m. The concert will also be broadcast over National Public Radio on WAMU – 88.5 FM.
Beginning at 6:00 p.m. the United States Air Force Band plays with Special Guest Artist(s) Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers on the Southwest corner of the Washington Monument grounds.
Only one photo left on the internet.

This is my help from Washington, D.C. United States of America.

What do you think? Answer below!

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Loara HS – Washington Grays – 2008 Arcadia Band Review

April 22nd, 2014

From Anaheim, CA Loara High School Saxon Marching Band performing their march entitled Washington Grays by Claudio S. Grafulla at the 55th Annual Arcadia Ban…
Video Rating: 5 / 5

Willow Weep For Me—Central Washington University Jazz Band 1

The Central Washington University Jazz Band 1, under the direction of Chris Bruya, performs Phil Kelly’s arrangement of Ann Ronell’s “Willow Weep For Me” at …

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Obama 2008 Presidential Campaign

February 27th, 2014

A few nice Obama images I found:

Obama 2008 Presidential Campaign
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Democratic Presidential Candidate, Senator Barack Obama meets with British Parliament Leader, David Cameron in London, England on Saturday, July 26, 2008. (David Katz/Obama for America)

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Democratic Presidential Candidate, Senator Barack Obama meets with British Parliament Leader, David Cameron in London, England on Saturday, July 26, 2008. (David Katz/Obama for America)

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Have any more bands been announced for the warped tour 2008?

February 20th, 2014

Question by ?JuSt AnOtHeR rOmAnTiC?: Have any more bands been announced for the warped tour 2008?
ii asked before, but today ii saw on their website that the schedual was full, but they still only have the 2007 bands.

im confused, does anyone know what bands that are playing have been announced yet?

Best answer:

Answer by Cyndi
they announced the entire smartpunk stage bands. i’m pretty psyched. Here’s the list of all the confirmed bands SO FAR

Alesana
The Higher
A Day to Remember
August Burns Red
The Maine
Set Your Goals
Stick to Your guns
Forever the Sickest Kids
The Secret Handshake
Every Avenue
Madina Lake
Just Surrender
Cinematic Sunrise
Automatic Love Letter
Four Year Strong
Bring Me the Horizon
Human Abstract
Confide
Sky Eats Airplane
Classic Crime
The Morning Light
Danger Radio
Beat Union
The Higher
Broadway Calls
Dr. Manhattan
The Academy Is…
The Briggs
The Bronx
The Color Fred
The Devil Wears Prada
Every Time I Die
From First to Last
Gym Class Heroes
The Lordz
Norma Jean
Katy Perry
Pierce The Veil
Reel Big Fish
Relient K
Shwayze
Street Dogs
3Oh!3
We The Kings

and these are the dates

Fri 6/20 Pomona, CA
Sat 6/21 San Francisco, CA
Sun 6/22 Ventura, CA
Mon 6/23 OFF
Tue 6/24 OFF
Wed 6/25 Phoenix, AZ
Thu 6/26 Las Cruces, NM
Fri 6/27 OFF
Sat 6/28 Salt Lake City, UT
Sun 6/29 Denver, CO
Mon 6/30 OFF
Tue 7/1 St. Louis, MO
Wed 7/2 Kansas City, KS
Thu 7/3 Dallas, TX
Fri 7/4 OFF
Sat 7/5 San Antonio, TX
Sun 7/6 Houston, TX
Mon 7/7 OFF
Tue 7/8 OFF
Wed 7/9 Atlanta, GA
Thu 7/10 Orlando, FL
Fri 7/11 Tampa, FL
Sat 7/12 Miami, FL
Sun 7/13 Jacksonville, FL
Mon 7/14 Charlotte, NC
Tue 7/15 Virginia Beach, VA
Wed 7/16 Washington DC
Thu 7/17 Cleveland, OH
Fri 7/18 Detroit, MI Co
Sat 7/19 Toronto, ON
Sun 7/20 Montreal, ON
Mon 7/21 OFF
Tue 7/22 Buffalo, NY
Wed 7/23 Boston, MA
Thu 7/24 Englishtown, NJ
Fri 7/25 Philadelphia, PA
Sat 7/26 New York, NY
Sun 7/27 Scranton, PA
Mon 7/28 OFF
Tue 7/29 Pittsburgh, PA
Wed 7/30 Cincinnati, OH
Thu 7/31 Indianapolis, IN
Fri 8/1 Milwaukee, WI
Sat 8/2 Chicago, IL
Sun 8/3 Minneapolis, MN
Mon 8/4 OFF
Tue 8/5 OFF
Wed 8/6 Calgary, AB
Thu 8/7 OFF
Fri 8/8 Boise, ID
Sat 8/9 Seattle, WA
Sun 8/10 Portland, OR
Mon 8/11 OFF
Tue 8/12 OFF
Wed 8/13 Fresno, CA
Thu 8/14 San Diego, CA
Fri 8/15 San Francisco, CA
Sat 8/16 Sacramento, CA
Sun 8/17 Los Angeles, CA

Add your own answer in the comments!

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ST. PATRICK’S FESTIVAL 2008

February 12th, 2014

A few nice washington bands images I found:

ST. PATRICK’S FESTIVAL 2008
washington bands
Image by infomatique
The following Marching Bands took part in the Dublin parade on Monday 17th. March 2008:

AUBURN UNIVERSITY MARCHING BAND
Founded in 1897, this is the USA’s oldest Marching Band. In 2004 they received the Sudler Intercollegiate Marching Band Trophy, the nation’s highest and most coveted award for college bands.

BRADLEY CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL BAND – CLEVELAND TENNESSEE
Founded in 1917, they were recently placed first in class at the USSBA Scholastic Marching Band Competition. This is their first trip overseas to attend the Dublin Parade.

"PRIDE OF THE IRISH" CATHEDRAL HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND – INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA
Cathedral have received Division I ratings in music contests across the state. They have appeared on national TV and marched here in Dublin in 2000.

COUNCIL ROCK SOUTH MARCHING BAND – HOLLAND, PENNSYLVANIA
Established in 2002, Council have quickly built a reputation of spirit and excellence at local, national and international levels.

FREEDOM HIGH SCHOOL PATRIOT BAND – BETHLEHEM, PENNSYLVANIA
In 1992 they were inducted into the National High School Band Director’s Hall of Fame as "Band of the Year". They are now under the direction of Mr. Michael Moran.

GILBERT HIGH SCHOOL TIGER PRIDE BAND – PHOENIX, ARIZONA
Gilbert High School have a remarkable performance record and have consistently received Superior ratings in marching and concert festivals nationally.

HUNTSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL – HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA
With an enviable record of achievement, Huntsville are consistently rated superior in competitions. They have performed throughout the US and Europe. In 2004 they won first prize at the prestigious Gothenburg Music Festival in Sweden.

JOHN F. KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL BAND – LA PALMA, CALIFORNIA
This band has risen from 35 to 260 members since it’s inception in 1993. Having received many superior rating, they performed at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Australia.

LOCK HAVEN UNIVERSITY MARCHING BAND – LOCK HAVEN, PENNSYLVANIA
Lockhaven Marching Band are now in their 67th year. The members range in age from 18 to 35.

SHORECREST HIGHLANDER HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND – SHORELINE, WASHINGTON
Shorecrest have performed and won every major parade in the Pacific Northwest. This is their 4th visit to Ireland.

TATE HIGH SCHOOL "SHOWBAND OF THE SOUTH" MARCHING BAND – CANTONMENT, FLORIDA
Tate have won countless competitions and earned the reputation as one of the top high schools bands in the US. They have marched in every major parade in the US.

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS – CHAMPAIGNE, ILLINOIS
UIUC’s is the world’s largest college band program. In 1930 they hosted John Philip Sousa, who called them "The World’s Greatest College Band" and donated his library to the school.

WEST BEND HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND – WEST BEND, WISCONSIN
The West Bend High School Marching Band was formed in the 1930s. The band has produced two CDs and has received numerous first and second place trophies in adjudicated parades.

YOUNGSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING EAGLES – YOUNGSVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA
The Marching Eagles marched here in Dublin in 2003. They have 14 years of Superior Ratings at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Adjudication Festival.

CLONDALKIN YOUTH BAND – CLONDLAKIN, DUBLIN
Celebrating their 23rd anniversary this year, the Clondalkin Youth Band are All Ireland Champions, European Marching Band Champions and World Marching Champions. They are Ireland’s largest marching band.

"STORICI SBANDIERATORI DELLE CONTRADE DI CORI": ITALIAN FLAGWAVERS – CORI, ITALY
Founded in 1976 in Italy this band practice the medieval waving of the flag from the 16th century. They consist of the Herald, Trumpeters, Drummers and Flag Wavers.

SANYO MARCHING BAND AND BATON TWIRLERS – HIROSHIMA, JAPAN
The esteemed Sanyo Band have won 6 gold and 3 Best Band of the Year Awards at the National Contest In Japan. The remarkable Baton Twirlers have received first prize for 20 consecutive years.

ST. PATRICK’S FESTIVAL 2008
washington bands
Image by infomatique
The following Marching Bands took part in the Dublin parade on Monday 17th. March 2008:

AUBURN UNIVERSITY MARCHING BAND
Founded in 1897, this is the USA’s oldest Marching Band. In 2004 they received the Sudler Intercollegiate Marching Band Trophy, the nation’s highest and most coveted award for college bands.

BRADLEY CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL BAND – CLEVELAND TENNESSEE
Founded in 1917, they were recently placed first in class at the USSBA Scholastic Marching Band Competition. This is their first trip overseas to attend the Dublin Parade.

"PRIDE OF THE IRISH" CATHEDRAL HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND – INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA
Cathedral have received Division I ratings in music contests across the state. They have appeared on national TV and marched here in Dublin in 2000.

COUNCIL ROCK SOUTH MARCHING BAND – HOLLAND, PENNSYLVANIA
Established in 2002, Council have quickly built a reputation of spirit and excellence at local, national and international levels.

FREEDOM HIGH SCHOOL PATRIOT BAND – BETHLEHEM, PENNSYLVANIA
In 1992 they were inducted into the National High School Band Director’s Hall of Fame as "Band of the Year". They are now under the direction of Mr. Michael Moran.

GILBERT HIGH SCHOOL TIGER PRIDE BAND – PHOENIX, ARIZONA
Gilbert High School have a remarkable performance record and have consistently received Superior ratings in marching and concert festivals nationally.

HUNTSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL – HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA
With an enviable record of achievement, Huntsville are consistently rated superior in competitions. They have performed throughout the US and Europe. In 2004 they won first prize at the prestigious Gothenburg Music Festival in Sweden.

JOHN F. KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL BAND – LA PALMA, CALIFORNIA
This band has risen from 35 to 260 members since it’s inception in 1993. Having received many superior rating, they performed at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Australia.

LOCK HAVEN UNIVERSITY MARCHING BAND – LOCK HAVEN, PENNSYLVANIA
Lockhaven Marching Band are now in their 67th year. The members range in age from 18 to 35.

SHORECREST HIGHLANDER HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND – SHORELINE, WASHINGTON
Shorecrest have performed and won every major parade in the Pacific Northwest. This is their 4th visit to Ireland.

TATE HIGH SCHOOL "SHOWBAND OF THE SOUTH" MARCHING BAND – CANTONMENT, FLORIDA
Tate have won countless competitions and earned the reputation as one of the top high schools bands in the US. They have marched in every major parade in the US.

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS – CHAMPAIGNE, ILLINOIS
UIUC’s is the world’s largest college band program. In 1930 they hosted John Philip Sousa, who called them "The World’s Greatest College Band" and donated his library to the school.

WEST BEND HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND – WEST BEND, WISCONSIN
The West Bend High School Marching Band was formed in the 1930s. The band has produced two CDs and has received numerous first and second place trophies in adjudicated parades.

YOUNGSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING EAGLES – YOUNGSVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA
The Marching Eagles marched here in Dublin in 2003. They have 14 years of Superior Ratings at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Adjudication Festival.

CLONDALKIN YOUTH BAND – CLONDLAKIN, DUBLIN
Celebrating their 23rd anniversary this year, the Clondalkin Youth Band are All Ireland Champions, European Marching Band Champions and World Marching Champions. They are Ireland’s largest marching band.

"STORICI SBANDIERATORI DELLE CONTRADE DI CORI": ITALIAN FLAGWAVERS – CORI, ITALY
Founded in 1976 in Italy this band practice the medieval waving of the flag from the 16th century. They consist of the Herald, Trumpeters, Drummers and Flag Wavers.

SANYO MARCHING BAND AND BATON TWIRLERS – HIROSHIMA, JAPAN
The esteemed Sanyo Band have won 6 gold and 3 Best Band of the Year Awards at the National Contest In Japan. The remarkable Baton Twirlers have received first prize for 20 consecutive years.

ST. PATRICK’S FESTIVAL 2008
washington bands
Image by infomatique
The following Marching Bands took part in the Dublin parade on Monday 17th. March 2008:

AUBURN UNIVERSITY MARCHING BAND
Founded in 1897, this is the USA’s oldest Marching Band. In 2004 they received the Sudler Intercollegiate Marching Band Trophy, the nation’s highest and most coveted award for college bands.

BRADLEY CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL BAND – CLEVELAND TENNESSEE
Founded in 1917, they were recently placed first in class at the USSBA Scholastic Marching Band Competition. This is their first trip overseas to attend the Dublin Parade.

"PRIDE OF THE IRISH" CATHEDRAL HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND – INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA
Cathedral have received Division I ratings in music contests across the state. They have appeared on national TV and marched here in Dublin in 2000.

COUNCIL ROCK SOUTH MARCHING BAND – HOLLAND, PENNSYLVANIA
Established in 2002, Council have quickly built a reputation of spirit and excellence at local, national and international levels.

FREEDOM HIGH SCHOOL PATRIOT BAND – BETHLEHEM, PENNSYLVANIA
In 1992 they were inducted into the National High School Band Director’s Hall of Fame as "Band of the Year". They are now under the direction of Mr. Michael Moran.

GILBERT HIGH SCHOOL TIGER PRIDE BAND – PHOENIX, ARIZONA
Gilbert High School have a remarkable performance record and have consistently received Superior ratings in marching and concert festivals nationally.

HUNTSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL – HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA
With an enviable record of achievement, Huntsville are consistently rated superior in competitions. They have performed throughout the US and Europe. In 2004 they won first prize at the prestigious Gothenburg Music Festival in Sweden.

JOHN F. KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL BAND – LA PALMA, CALIFORNIA
This band has risen from 35 to 260 members since it’s inception in 1993. Having received many superior rating, they performed at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Australia.

LOCK HAVEN UNIVERSITY MARCHING BAND – LOCK HAVEN, PENNSYLVANIA
Lockhaven Marching Band are now in their 67th year. The members range in age from 18 to 35.

SHORECREST HIGHLANDER HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND – SHORELINE, WASHINGTON
Shorecrest have performed and won every major parade in the Pacific Northwest. This is their 4th visit to Ireland.

TATE HIGH SCHOOL "SHOWBAND OF THE SOUTH" MARCHING BAND – CANTONMENT, FLORIDA
Tate have won countless competitions and earned the reputation as one of the top high schools bands in the US. They have marched in every major parade in the US.

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS – CHAMPAIGNE, ILLINOIS
UIUC’s is the world’s largest college band program. In 1930 they hosted John Philip Sousa, who called them "The World’s Greatest College Band" and donated his library to the school.

WEST BEND HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND – WEST BEND, WISCONSIN
The West Bend High School Marching Band was formed in the 1930s. The band has produced two CDs and has received numerous first and second place trophies in adjudicated parades.

YOUNGSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING EAGLES – YOUNGSVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA
The Marching Eagles marched here in Dublin in 2003. They have 14 years of Superior Ratings at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Adjudication Festival.

CLONDALKIN YOUTH BAND – CLONDLAKIN, DUBLIN
Celebrating their 23rd anniversary this year, the Clondalkin Youth Band are All Ireland Champions, European Marching Band Champions and World Marching Champions. They are Ireland’s largest marching band.

"STORICI SBANDIERATORI DELLE CONTRADE DI CORI": ITALIAN FLAGWAVERS – CORI, ITALY
Founded in 1976 in Italy this band practice the medieval waving of the flag from the 16th century. They consist of the Herald, Trumpeters, Drummers and Flag Wavers.

SANYO MARCHING BAND AND BATON TWIRLERS – HIROSHIMA, JAPAN
The esteemed Sanyo Band have won 6 gold and 3 Best Band of the Year Awards at the National Contest In Japan. The remarkable Baton Twirlers have received first prize for 20 consecutive years.

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