Saturday, May 03, 2008

The Hojo Godai Festival

At the beginning of the last half of the Golden Week holiday, Sirius Odawara Marching Band (O.M.B.) participated in the 44th Hojo Godai Festival, which is one of the biggest festivals in Japan. Approximately 2000 people participated in this parade. It was scattered light rain in the morning, and although we were worried the weather, it was finally getting fine and we started the parade on time.

The O.M.B. enlisted the help of the Sagamihara Marching Band and the Color Guard Unit Sirius this season. The band made coherent sound this time because the rehearsal was methodically good.

Other years there was a slight waiting time during the parade, but this year it went smoothly and it made us feel the parade was short.

We would like to thank those who supported and cheered for us from the bottom of our heart.