Pride March – Fitzroy St, St Kilda

February 6, 2011

Colour Guard ready for actionAnother Pride, and another fantastic performance by the MRB!  We put on a great show this year: without doubt our crowd-pleasing repertoire and awesome Colour Guard helped, but it was mainly because of the great teamwork and effort all our members put in beforehand – well done all!

We met at Albert Park at 11:30am for our traditional final rehearsal – only to find that the BOM had it right again, and the cold and rain made us all wonder what the day would bring.  We managed a few warm up numbers huddled together under a nearby balcony, then grit our teeth and proceeded to march up and down on the soggy grass to the amusement of passers by.

Thankfully the rain cleared up, and what had started out as a miserable morning turned into a beautiful afternoon.  We did a few pre-show numbers to entertain the other groups joining us in the parade, then set off down Fitzroy St.

The parade itself was great, and the massive audience materialised out of nowhere.  We looked awesome, and the crowd sang and danced to our chosen tunes, Poker Face and Get the Party Started.  We kept in step, we played in the right places (apart from a magical trumpet solo which wasn’t planned but worked beautifully), and we had a great time.  After ten minutes to catch our breath at the end of the parade, we played a final set to the gathering party goers, then called it a day – satisfied with a job well done, and all a little exhausted.

Pride March 2011Thanks to everyone who came to St Kilda to see us in Pride March, thanks to our flag bearers and banner carriers, and thanks to everyone in the band for their tremendous work.

Happy Pride 2011!!

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