Band Gets Ready for Annual Parade Performance

By: Tori Furlini

Top of the mornin’ to ya! The luck of the Irish is soon to be around us. St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner! For some this may just be another day, but for others it is a time to celebrate! The Seton-La Salle Rebel marching band will be participating in the city of Pittsburgh’s St. Patrick’s Day parade again this year. The parade will be celebrated on Saturday, March 16th this year. The SLS Band, which also includes the Silks team and the Rebelettes, has a huge fan base. Rightly so, their talent and skills are undeniable.

The band is better than ever this year and marching in the city parade will help prepare them for an upcoming trip to perform at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. They have stepped up their game and have started performing more contemporary songs such as One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful” and Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger.”

Peter Latorre, senior member of the marching band, said that this year’s St. Patrick’s Day performance would be an unforgettable one. Latorre said the band was going to be playing an Irish song called “McNamara’s Band”, which is something new and exciting for the musicians.

“The best part of the parade is when we pass a parking garage and there are people standing on all of the levels cheering us on. It kinda gives the whole band a rush,” said Latorre.

The band loves to see support from their peers just as any athlete does. Senior Rebelettes Emily Nedzesky and Emily Columbus have high hopes for this year’s parade as well. These two best friends told me how excited they were to be performing in front of so many people. They said that routine practices will be starting soon, but they know exactly what they’re doing.

“We will begin practices once we know the parade formation,” said Columbus.

If you have never seen the SLS band before, you won’t regret spending part of your St. Patty’s day watching them.

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