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WELCOME TO THE 2018 ROUNDERS SEASON!!
Whether you are a new “rookie” member or are a seasoned veteran you are in for a special year of music, parades and concerts which comprise the 2018 season, our 36th!
We refer to ourselves as “Second Time Arounders”, or “Rounders”. But many of us don’t know the real, legal name of our band. It is “The Greater St. Petersburg Area Awesome, Original Second Time Arounders Marching Band”.
There are some key words in our name. “Greater St. Petersburg Area” was used to be inclusive of all people in the Tampa Bay area and beyond….and we have done just that. In the past we have had people from throughout Florida come to practice each week to play in the Rounders.
The other key word in our name is “marching”. Sure, we play concerts now that the field shows are no longer possible, but we are first and foremost a marching band. That is never more true as we welcome the new season just ahead. We have scheduled four parades and three concerts…three of them a mile in length and the Gasparilla which includes the NHL All-Star game the same weekend….A major appearance in front of a huge crowd.
Back will be the popular St. Paddy’s Parade in Ybor, the Pinellas Community Band Festival and a return to Key West for the annual Conch Republic Celebration, concert and parade.
Check the band calendar and clear your dates for the practices and events. We start early at the Coliseum…January 9th! Music will be available to download in the fall…watch the website.
I am looking forward to seeing each of you again for another exciting year of music, friends, marching and fun…which all add up to ROUNDERS!.
See you on January 9th!