On Saturday, April 28th, 2012,
the East Orange Unified Marching Band walked from Cicely Tyson
High School in East Orange, to Monte Irvin Orange Park in Orange
for the start of the Immunization Awareness Parade to East Orange General Hospital.
Everyone else in the parade had transportation
and all they needed to start the event was the Band, so the Band
quickly got into position as soon as they arrived from their
cross-town walk so the Parade could begin.
When the Band arrived at East Orange General
Hospital, they lined up in front of the audience assembled there
and began to play under the leadership of Drum Major Allan
Theodore (with Baton raised high).
Then it was time to begin the long trek back
to Cicely Tyson High School, the Band's own "private"
Photo by Jim Gerrish
Special thanks to our photographer and
videographer, Al-Quadir Marsh, shown with his camera at the far
left. He rode his Rip-stik back and forth all during the parade
to take the photographs shown above AND in his capacity
as an Assistant Director of The Wiz Kids, Inc., he helped make
balloon animals for many happy children who came out to march or
watch the parade..