We are asking that students arrive at the MES parking lot at 4:30 dressed for the weather. It will be getting dark and possibly very cold, so please have your student dress accordingly. No uniform will be worn, but students are encouraged to decorate themselves and their instruments as long as the decorations will not interfere with their performance. The more lit up, the better. Please remember that it may be cold when helping your child select a costume. Also remember that students need to be able to play their instrument while wearing their costume.
All large instruments/percussion/flags will need to be loaded onto the trailer on Friday, November 17th at the end of rehearsal in the morning. Small instruments need to be taken home. MJH will not be open on the 18th.
The parade begins at 5:00 PM. The parade route will travel east-bound down Front Street. After the parade, the Music Boosters will be serving hot chocolate for the students in the parking lot of the Mokena State Bank on the corner of Front Street and Mokena Street in downtown Mokena. Students will be dismissed from there.
THIS PARADE IS MANDATORY FOR ALL CONCERT AND SYMPHONIC BAND STUDENTS AND WILL COUNT AS A TEST GRADE.