Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Annie Malone Parade

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Each may the Annie Malone Parade comes to downtown St. Louis. The foundation she established in 1888 is a leading provider of social services for children, families and the elderly in our African-American community. Their annual celebration is a two and a half hour spectacular. We will have a look over the next few days.

The Soldan High School marching band is full of color, the blare of brass and pounding drums. They did a complicated criss-cross drill in the middle of Market Street that left me confused. The drum major knew how to strut his stuff.

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8 comments:

Olivier said...

superbe cette parade, et il y a du monde dans la troupe

Lynette said...

Marching bands amaze me, they really amaze me. How anyone can play and march and remember it all, seamlessly entertaining us like the well-rehearsed, talented people they are--I love it! Great post, Bob!

cieldequimper said...

I always wonder how they don't end up out of breath, especially if they walk a bit fast...

Honest Abe said...

Reminds me of the Army. I hate marching because of the Army.

Wayne said...

I like the top shot a lot Bob

Halcyon said...

They look sharp in those uniforms. :)

Paula said...

As you might guess, because of Mardi Gras here and in Mobile, AL (where Mardi Gras in this country started!) there are lots of marching bands from area schools and they are always amazing to watch. You love your community and it shows.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Love the perfect synchronization in the second shot Bob.