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Posts Tagged ‘SeaFair’

Select Photo Gallery of 2011 Seafair Torchlight Parade

Posted by glennled on July 31, 2011

For a complete rebroadcast of the TV coverage of the Seafair Torchlight Parade last night in Seattle, see http://www.kirotv.com/video/28719705/index.html. At 1:37:32 on the video, you’ll find pictures of and commentary on the mixed UW Husky Varsity and Alumni Bands. I’m a member of the latter.

At 32:30 on the video, you can watch and hear one of my favorites, the Get a Life Marching Band from Portland, Oregon, who say about themselves, “We’re an eating band with a music problem.”  They’re composed of people (ages 20-70) who played in high school or college bands and don’t want to give it up.  Their motto is, “We don’t need good taste to know what tastes good.” They want to stay young but are not obsessed with perfection, including how they look, so they say about themselves, “We’d rather miss a note than miss a meal.”

Other bands and drumlines performing in the parade included (in order of appearance) the Calgary Round Up Band, Cranbrook Girls’ Bugle Band, Seattle Fire Department Pipe and Drum Band, 56th Army Band, Navy Band Northwest, Pacific Northwest Drumline, Seattle Seahawks Blue Thunder Drumline, Falun Data Association of WA Band, Sumner High School Marching Band, Kennedy High School Marching Band, and Seattle All City Marching Band. 

Here are a few photos taken by Joshua Trujillo of www.seattlepi.com:

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Marching in the Seafair Torchlight Parade

Posted by glennled on August 4, 2010

Parade photos by Elliot Suhr, seattlepi.com

It’s only about 2.5 miles from the Space Needle to Qwest Field along the route of the Seafair Torchlight Parade, but if you’re in the parade, near the end, it takes many hours to get there. That’s what I learned last Saturday, when several other members of the Husky Alumni Band and I mixed in with the UW Varsity Marching Band to play our music along the parade route through downtown Seattle. The obvious enthusiasm and pleasure of the hundreds of thousands of spectators of all ages who lined the streets made the whole event very fun for us all. And the weather was perfect. Oh, what a night!

There were Seafair pirates and a police motorcade and firemen and floats and clowns and drill teams and a queen and Hawaiian princesses and military bands and school bands and cheerleaders and–you-name-it! Our band was #81 of 105 groups in the parade. Fourteen awards were presented to the best and most creative entries. The parade was sponsored by Alaska Airlines.

The UW band was big, although not full size, which you’ll see as soon as football season starts next month. About 18 of us trumpeters came for the parade. If you ever have a chance to be in the parade, don’t turn it down…it’s so much fun!



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Upset at Husky Spring Football Game!

Posted by glennled on May 11, 2010

Purples 14, Whites 13! The team with the second-string offense, led by freshman quarterback Nick Montana, beat the team with the first-string offense in the Huskies spring game on Friday night, 30 April. Montana, the son of NFL Hall of Fame QB Joe Montana, was 21-34 for 156 yards, capped by his 2-yard touchdown pass on the final play. Earlier, he threw a 31-yard touchdown strike down the middle in the third quarter. The Whites got a touchdown in the first quarter from an interception off Montana, his only big mistake on a cold, windy, rainy night.

The Husky Varsity Band was among the crowd of 15,000, and a few Alumni Band (HMBAA) members mixed in and played with them. Everyone is very excited about the good recruits coming to Washington next fall, and we’re all hoping for an improved team and a better win-loss record next season…maybe even a bowl game! It’s only a few months away. When the Torchlight Parade (31 July) and SeaFair Sunday (8 August) roll around, then the next big event is fall football–Go Huskies!

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