The Marching Pride, Pitman High School’s Marching Band, marched in this year’s National Independence Parade, held in Washington, D.C.
112 local students represented Turlock in the parade, as invited by a recommendation of Governor Jerry Brown. The Marching Pride was selected along with nine other schools to represent California in the parade.
The Marching Pride and Color Guard achieved raising their goal of $106,000 by holding various fundraisers in order to participate in the event, while also bringing along 31 chaperones.
On their facebook they posted on June 8th, “WE DID IT!!! We are going to Washington DC!! Thank you to the community, families and friends who helped make this a reality. We will represent as only we know how – WITH PRIDE!!!!”
The Pitman group from Turlock enjoyed sightseeing Washington, D.C. before participating in the National Independence Day Parade on July 4th.
The National Independence Day Parade occurs every year on the 4th of July at 11:45am on Constitution Avenue from 7th to 17th street before a street audience of hundreds of thousands of spectators.
The parade consists of invited bands, fife and drum corps, floats, military and specialty units, giant balloons, equestrian, drill teams, VIPs, national dignitaries, and celebrity participants.
For more information on the parade, or to view photos from this years and previous parades, please visit http://www.july4thparade.com/.