Sunday, May 27, 2007

Practice with Soyo Wind Band (SMB,CG Unit)

On May 27th, SMB (Sagamihara Marching Band) and CG (Color Guard) Unit Sirius had practiced together with Sagamihara Shiritsu Soyo Junior High School's wind band. We had a good time.

Even though the members of the Soyo Junior High School's wind band had no experience marching, they enjoyed to challenge the marching while holding their instruments in position ! The rookies of SMB joined and started the marching basics from the beginning.

The gymnasium was crowded with over 100 players screaming with enjoyment. Finally we tried to play a part of the music and march together.

We are truly appreciative that the Yumeno-oka Primary school offered their gymnasium. We would like to thank all the people who supported us and who prepared for this opportunity.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Parade of the 30th annual Yamato Simin festival (SMB,CG Unit)

On Sun. May 13th SMB (Sagamihara Marching Band) and The Color Guard Unit Sirius took part in the 30th annual Yamato Simin Festival.

The parade started at 10 am from the corner in front of the Yamato chuo dori library with 10 teams that included the marching bands consisting of approximately 550 people. We marched to the Promenade near Yamato station.

Later on, the Japanese portable shrine (mikoshi) that performed at another course at the south end of Yamato station, joined in the parade. I total there were 43 teams and 2500 participants restarted to parade from the JA Sagami building at 11 am. The parade then headed to the Hikijidai park.

The audience cheered heartily on the 2km parade course. We would like to thank to those who supported and cheered for us from the bottom of our heart.

Participants: Kanagawa Police Band and Color Guard, Sagami Girls High School Wind Ensemble Band, Yokohama Inspires Drum & Bugle Corps, Kugenuma High School Marching Band, etc…