Middle School Band marches at Pella
The Washington Middle School Marching Band hadn't performed at the Pella Tulip Time Parade since 2012, and that meant no one in the current band had any experience with this parade or trip to Pella. The band played the powerful "Carpathia," a concert band piece the band adapted for marching band, as they marched down the streets of Pella.
Snow canceled the parade in May 2013 and the current members watched the weather forecast with concern as rain chances loomed over every single day of the week except Saturday. As luck would have it, the weather was perfect and the band not only performed in the afternoon, but also in the evening lighted parade. Members of the band wore glow sticks, lighted suspenders, and anything else that would help light up the band during the night parade. All 65 members of the Advanced Band made the trip.