Florida Voice Times



When:              Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Time:               7p – 8:30p

Where:            Allendale United Methodist Church

                        3803 Haines Road N, St. Petersburg

Why:               Hear details about the Band’s participation in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® and how you can be part of it! Visit www.secondtimearounders.org and fill out the interest form, then come to the meeting for details and meet fellow band members!


The Second Time Arounders Marching Band has been selected to perform - a second time – in the 2019 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®. The Band first performed in this iconic event in 2008 with 512 members and very proud to be representing Florida again!


The Macy’s Parade Band Committee chose the Second Time Arounders to be one of nine, out of more than 100 bands applicants, as a unique, spirited group that could entertain the 3.5 million live spectators and the more than 50 million viewers. For the 2019 parade, the band will have to limit their membership to 400, so this informational meeting is important to get your name on the list!


If you’ve ever marched in a high school, college, or military band, with an instrument, baton, rifle, flag or as a dancer, please check us out!


About The Second Time Arounders Marching Band:

The Greater St. Petersburg Area Awesome, Original, Second Time Arounders Marching Band was founded in 1983 by Bill Findeison, the conductor, and Herb Melleney, then director of the Festival of States. The Band is dedicated and was formed to give individuals who ever played in a high school, college, or military marching band, the chance to do it a “second time around”.  As the very first band of its kind in the U.S., the Band has about 400 members ranging in age from 18-85. The Band has made appearances in festivals and marched in parades all over the world including Key West, FL; Portland, OR; Orlando, FL; Dublin, Ireland; San Antonio, TX; Savannah, GA; New York City, NY; and in Calgary Canada. For more information please visit www.secondtimearounders.org


About the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade:

With more than 50 million viewers across the country and more than 3.5 million spectators that line up along the streets of New York City each year, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is a national icon that has grown into a world-famous holiday event. For more than 90 years, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has marked the official start of the holiday season. Growing in size and scale, the Parade proudly marches down a more than 2-mile route in New York City with more than 8,000 participants in tow including Macy’s employees, their families, celebrities, athletes, clowns and dance groups spreading holiday cheer. The Parade also features America’s best marching bands, fabulous floats and Macy’s signature giant helium character balloons. For more information on the Macy’s Parade, please visit www.macys.com/parade or call the Parade hotline at (212) 494-4495.

uesday, June 19, 2018