Tate High Showband Marches In Washington’s National Cherry Blossom Parade, Debuts New Uniforms

April 11, 2022

The Tate High School Showband of the South debuted their new band uniforms over the weekend as they marched in the National Cherry Blossom Parade in Washington, DC.

The Washington performance marked the first time the band had traveled since before the pandemic that began in 2020. It was the second time the Showband has performed in the National Cherry Blossom Parade; the first was in 1983.

The band has celebrated other big accomplishments this year. Last fall, the Showband of the South earned its 50th consecutive straight superior rating at the Florida Bandmasters Association’s District Marching Music Performance Assessment.

Band members were also able to visit several national landmarks while in Washington.

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6 Responses to “Tate High Showband Marches In Washington’s National Cherry Blossom Parade, Debuts New Uniforms”

  1. Jeff Agerton on April 12th, 2022 7:37 am

    The 1976 Macy’s parade was a blast! Lots of good memories.

  2. Terri on April 11th, 2022 4:18 pm

    Loved my years in the band. Learned how to maintain a great work ethic while marching in 100+ degrees heat and this came in hand during my military career.

  3. Eileen Mignerey on April 11th, 2022 11:37 am

    Love those new uniforms and the white hats. We were part of the Tate Band Family in the 1980’s and remember those experiences fondly. What a great tradition!

  4. Former Band Member on April 11th, 2022 10:20 am

    As a former drummer in the 1983 Tate Band, this was a great experience for us and I know that we all have great memories of this trip so many years ago. Congratulations to this years band and please keep up the great work! The history of this band is one in a million!

  5. Sue Barlow Page on April 11th, 2022 9:06 am

    I am so happy to see this. Both my sons played tuba a few years back. The new uniforms are spectacular

  6. Former student on April 11th, 2022 8:31 am

    Tate’s band us always been exceptional! Congratulations on all of your wonderful accomplishments and on this exciting trip!!

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