About the Sidney High School Alumni Band
The Sidney High School Alumni Band was formed this time in the fall of 1985 to play for the Sidney High School Homecoming football game. I say this time, because we had gotten together before to play for different events, but we were never organized well enough to keep active.
That first Homecoming Game, all we did was play some of the old marches that the "Sidney All Boy Band" used to play back in the fifties and sixties. We played from the stands during the third quarter. We had twenty-five people show up. The only other thing we did in 1985 was march in the Sidney Winter Wonderland parade. That was a big step for us as this was the first time that we had marched since our high school days.
We march in most parades held in Sidney, plus one or two out of town, plus we play at a couple Sidney High School Boys and Girls basketball games. From 1989 to 1996, we played a concert at the court house in Sidney. We normally have anywhere from 20 to 30 people attend these events.
The best-attended event each year is the football game. Starting in 1986, we did a show after the football game was over. Starting in 1994, we march pre-game at the first home game and play from the stands during the game. We've had as many as 62 show up for this event.
Our oldest member graduated with the class of 1948 and our youngest member graduated with this year's class.
The band is led on the field and in parades by drum major Doug Stewart who was drum major from 1965 to 1967.
Alumni Band Membership
All past Sidney High School band members are welcome to join the Alumni Band for any and all events. The band is always looking for new members; if interested, please contact Mark Deam at firstname.lastname@example.org or 937-492-1908. He will add you to a list of email addresses, and will send information before each event.
Schedule of Events
The Sidney High School Alumni Band will be marching in the Winter Wonderland Parade on Friday, November 18, 2016. The parade starts at 7:30pm.
The band is unit number 60. We will meet at 7:00pm in the Holy Angels parking lot. The uniform is: black pants, black shoes and socks, and alumni band jacket. Scott Spinner may have some extra jackets if you don't have one, let him know if you need one. His home number is 937-492-7205.
Please feel free to share this information with others whom you marched with in band and encourage them to join us. This information has been sent to the email addresses that we have for our active members. If you would like to be added to this email group, please let Mark Deam know.
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Joy to the World
If you plan on marching with us, please contact Mark Deam at email@example.com or by calling 937-492-1908.