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Letter | Hooray for the Mercer Island Community Band

I had a great time at Summer Celebration this year, and was fortunate to march with the Mercer Island Summer Celebration Parade Band. The 65 local musicians who volunteered to perform for the community in the parade band last weekend are a cool group of middle schoolers, high school and college kids, young adults, siblings, parents, a grandparent or two.

Bert Pound, age 96, showed experience and style, marching with this year’s drumline. (He was the inspiration for this band three years ago.) This summer celebration band is a fun place for friends, alums and anyone else who enjoys making good music together — and then giving that gift to the community and raising everyone’s spirits!

All players are welcomed to “Like” us on Facebook to receive a notice in 2014.

This year’s parade band is extremely grateful for the logistical support they received from Parker Bixby and MIHS (instruments), the doctors of Mercer Island Pediatrics (uniforms), Bert Pound, Mercer Island Presbyterian Church (rehearsal space), and the families of the players.

Like many good endeavors, it cannot be done alone, and every individual plays an important part in the success and the sound of this group! Thanks to all the players and supporters!

Dave Menz



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