Memorial Day Parade
Parade music will be available on Charms soon.
We will have two off-school time rehearsals prior to the Memorial Day Parade. The dates will be announced at the end of April after all snow day givebacks have been finalized by the Board of Education.
This year, we are supporting Cresskill and marching in their Memorial Day parade with BHSMB Seniors, supplemented by some additional members. A roster will be announced soon.
The full BHSMB will perform in the Bergenfield parade.
Monday, May 30, 2016 -
8:00am - Small marching band meets in full uniform at BHS for bus to Cresskill parade.
8:30am - Arrive at Cresskill monument.
9:00am - Parade steps off
9:30am - Arrive at reviewing stand. Small marching band plays SSB. One trumpet remains for Taps. Small marching band boards buses for return to BHS. One trumpet returns home with parent.
9:45am - Brass quintet meets at Boro Hall.
10:00am - Brass quintet performs Amazing Grace for Bergenfield Fire Department service. Trumpet plays Taps.
10:30am - Brass quintet dismissed, except for 1st trumpet.
11:15am - Vocalist arrives.
11:30am - Bergenfield Veteran's ceremony, with vocalist (SSB) and trumpet (To the Colors)
12:00pm - Vocalist and trumpet dismissed
1:00pm - Full BHSMB meets at designated location near Washington Ave and E. Main Street and unloads equipment
2:00pm - Parade steps off at the corner of East Main Street and S. Washington Avenue. Parade proceeds south on S. Washington Avenue, turns west on New Bridge Road, and ends at Memorial Field.
3:00pm - Load equipment and dismissal.
5/30/16 - Bergenfield Memorial Day Parade
Parade route returns to traditional route this year:
-Step off is the corner of E. Main Street and S. Washington Avenue
-Parade heads south on S. Washington Avenue
-Parade heads west on New Bridge Road
-Parade ends at Memorial Field
Video from US Bands Fair Lawn show:
Video from NJMEA Festival at Wayne Hills:
Click below for MP3 recordings of the 2015 field show music:
Recordings are also available on Charms under "Accompaniments" where you have the option to slow down the tempo. There are also a number of free apps on the App Store and Google Play that let you change the tempo without changing the pitch.