Indian River band to march in 2019 National Memorial Day Parade in D.C.

Indian River High School’s marching band has been invited to represent the state of Delaware in the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C. next May.

DAGSBORO – Memorial Day 2019 will be most memorable for Indian River High School and its marching band.

Invited after multiple nominations, the Indian River Marching Band will proudly be representing Delaware in the 2019 National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C.

“This is a unique opportunity for our students to perform on a national stage,” said IRHS Band Director Nathan Mohler.

The 2019 parade along Constitution Avenue will commemorate a milestone in U.S. military history: the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, which began the liberation of Europe in World War II.

The Indian River Band Booster Association is launching a fundraising campaign to help cover the expenses necessary for the 120-member band to travel to Washington, D.C. and march in the parade, IRBB President Lisa Bird said.

“We will be approaching businesses, social clubs and elected officials requesting sponsorship in preparation for our appearance. We also started a GoFundMe account so that friends and family near and far can help us reach our goal,” Ms. Bird said.

The GoFundMe campaign link is: https://www.gofundme.com/profile/lisa-bird-6atmk.

The American Veterans Center and Music Celebrations International invited the IRHS Band to represent the state of Delaware in the 2019 parade in Washington, D.C.

Both Governor John Carney and the Indian River Supervisor of Elementary Education nominated the Indian River High School Band to represent the state.

The parade will take place on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2019 in the heart of the United States Capitol. The parade will make its way west down Constitution Avenue and end up at the National Mall, which is located between The White House and the Washington Monument.

The IRHS will be featured alongside bands representing all 50 states along with other parade performers that have been selected to march in this historic tribute to America’s heroes, past and present.

The IRBB is a 501c3 with a mission to continually support various areas of the high school music department including; marching band, jazz and concert band, concert choir, various ensembles and musical performances.

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