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Burbank Band heads to Nation's Capital

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Burbank High School band heads to nation’s capital to perform in National Memorial Day Parade

May 27, 2016 -- The nation’s largest Memorial Day event will have a distinctively San Antonio presence this year with the addition of Burbank High School. The 120 members of the Burbank High School Bulldog Marching Band are leaving today for Washington D.C, where they will perform Monday for hundreds of thousands of spectators in the National Memorial Day Parade.

The band  will perform “San Antonio Rose” as a tribute to their hometown and “The Marines’ Hymn” in honor of band director Jesse Orta, who served this branch of the armed forces and performed in the parade while a United States Marine Band member.

The trip was financed through a variety of fundraisers which began last August. Leading them was the Burbank Band Parent Support Group, which hosted plate and cookie dough sales and sold apparel such as T-shirts. Proceeds from a Valentine’s Day dance also benefited the band. Other efforts included a GoFundMe account and donations accepted through the SAISD Foundation.

The three-hour parade, which passes alongside the National Mall on Constitution Avenue, begins at 1 p.m. local time on May 30.

This Memorial Day spectacular can be watched via live stream on military.com or on the REELZ channel at: Time Warner Cable channel 128, AT&T U-verse channels 799/1799HD, DIRECTV channel 238 and DISH Network channel 299.

The parade is organized by the American Veterans Center.


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