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Band Trip

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Band Trip

I am a HS band director from western NY. My marching band is taking a trip to Washington this spring, April 27-29. On Friday, the 27th, we'll be traveling through PA on 15 south, toward DC. Looking for someplace in the Harrisburg area we could stop and perform a short standstill concert. Any ideas?? We were hoping to play at Chocolate World, but they won't allow it...(even though we were also going to purchase lunch there, and pay ten bucks for each student to make-their-own-candy-bar, not to mention the thousands of dollars that 80 kids and 10 adults would undoubtedly spend on souvenirs.......) Music will be memorized so we don't use stands and chairs, we'd play for only about 10-15 minutes, and we don't need changing facilities since we don't wear regular band uniforms for trip performances, but instead use matching band t-shirts (which they'll already have on). Our music theme this year is Super Heros- Batman, Spiderman, Superman....doesn't really mesh with playing on the steps of the US capitol and isn't reverent enough for the battlefield at Gettysburg. That's why we though Chocolate World would be so perfect, but it's not to be apparently. Any ideas??? We'd be in the area around lunch time-afternoon. Please help! Thanks!

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11. Re: Band Trip

True except that we've always noticed a parade of people coming over midday for a walk/fast walk/jog when we've been there, except winter and in rain. A very wise thing to do in a nice location. No need to spend lunch walk exercise time on city sidewalks when you have something like this nearby. We enjoy it ourselves and make it one of our stops on frequent trips. At first we were surprised and wondered what was going on. All these people crowding the bridge walking over. Then we realized it's just the usual lunchtime crowd that generally has to walk city streets elsewhere.

But, yes, the weather would have to be somewhat nice.

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12. Re: Band Trip

Last week, I checked the Senators schedule- they're not playing until the evening on the 27th. Good thought, though!

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