PITTSBURGH HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BANDS HEAD TO WASHINGTON, D.C. FOR MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
One Band One Sound brings together students from three Pittsburgh Public Schools band programs to perform in DC
PITTSBURGH – Marching band members from Pittsburgh Allderdice, Brasher, and Obama High School are heading to Washington D.C. this Saturday to perform in the Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 29th. The members of the band, called “One Band One Sound” unite three Pittsburgh Public School marching bands to create one band to represent the city of Pittsburgh.
“These kids are going to show the entire country that Pittsburgh is filled with tremendous musical talent and a spirit of cooperation,” said Mayor Ed Gainey. “I’m incredibly proud of these kids, their parents, teachers, and everyone who helped provide this opportunity for our children.”
The 80 students along with their chaperones will leave this Saturday, May 27th, at 6:00 AM from Obama Academy in order to make the trip to Washington D.C.
“I would like to thank the foundations, various businesses, and individuals who donated to allow the students to experience marching and playing in the parade in Washington,” said Melvin Hubbard El, Community Advisor to the Mayor. “This partnership with Pittsburgh Public Schools also allows young people the chance to be city ambassadors outside city boundaries.”