Dear Parent(s) and Students,
Below is information regarding the upcoming “America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade”.
Required Practice: Wednesday – November 24th 10:30 – 12:00 p.m. All music memorized
Thanksgiving Day Performance – Thursday November 25th
o 7:15 a.m. Arrive @ Mott, put on uniform - load bus. Trailer will already be loaded
o 7:45 a.m. Leave WMHS for Parade
o 8:30 a.m. Arrive at Parade Drop-off (Cass Ave. between Ferry & Palmer)
o 9:50 a.m. Step-off for Warren Mott (Woodward and Kirby)
o 11:05 a.m. Approx. T.V. Zone time (Sir Duke) WDIV Channel 4
o 11:25 a.m. Parade ends (pick up West on Congress/Washington Blvd)
o 12:30 p.m. Arrive @ Mott.
Parade will step off on Woodward Avenue and Kirby and end at Woodward and Congress
It is best that students be picked up from the school, and not at the end of the parade route due to logistics - unless the parent is at the end of the route. I cannot let students go on their own to find their parents – however, if there is a parent that would be willing to wait with those students until their parent arrives, then I am fine with that.
Students will be given a thicker black glove to keep their hands warm for the performance as well as hand warmers if needed. Make sure that you layer underneath your uniform to keep warm,(see attachment) but remember that you will sweat even though it’s cold. You will only be able to have with you what you will be marching in the parade with. NO JEWELERY!! Please do not wear jeans underneath your uniform pants!!
Director of Bands
Warren Mott High School