Join the Band!
For thirty-seven years joining this band has been a life-enhancing event for our members both musically and socially. We can’t begin to tell you how much fun this group is and how much it means to so many twirlers, dancers, musicians, and support team members.
A Community Marching Band from the greater St. Petersburg and Tampa Bay Florida area, the “Rounders” boast over 400 members ages 18-80! Open to anyone who has ever performed in a high school or college marching band who would like to do it again, a “Second Time Around.” Rehearses and performs locally around Tampa Bay Jan-April/May each year, keeping the season short to maximize membership and memberships enjoyment of the band! An exception to schedule being made in 2019 as below!
New members are especially encouraged to check us out and to march with us in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2019! The Rounders have been honored with a coveted invitation to perform there, a second time around (as we last did in 2008!). A rare repeat performance for ANY band in this parade!
Our planned 2019 performances include:
Dunedin Mardi Gras Parade Dunedin, FL February 2019
Ybor City St. Patrick’s Day Parade Tampa, FL March 2019
St. Patrick’s Day Concert at O’Keefe’s Tavern Dunedin, FL March 2019
Chasco Fiesta Parade New Port Richey, FL March 2019
Pinellas Festival of Community Bands Dunedin, FL March 2019
St. Petersburg Honda Grand Prix Race Concert (tentative) St. Petersburg, FL March 2019
Florida Marching Band Championships (FMBC) Exhibition Concert Tropicana Field St. Petersburg, FL Nov 2019
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade New York City, NY November 2019
St. Petersburg Christmas Parade St. Petersburg, FL December 2019
Our full calendar of rehearsals and performances, as well as special events (social and fundraising) can always be found on our calendar page here.
NOT BEEN A ROUNDER BEFORE? – How do I learn more toward joining?
1. Tell Us About Yourself – If you are interested in joining for the first time, complete the short Yes I’m Interested Form below, to start the process. We will contact you via email within a few days. Submitting your information does not obligate you to join the Rounders. It does get you on our mailing list for occasional informational emails and the like.
2. Attend All Rehearsals and Performances – Our online calendar provides a planning tool (six months ahead) so you can clear your calendar to participate. All members are expected to be at all practices. If it becomes necessary for you to miss one practice, you will need to clear it in advance with your section’s shepherd. See our calendar link above!
3. Get Your Uniform Ready
– Musicians wear an official shirt and cap, with blue “Docker-style” pants (white shoes and sox, black belt is optional) View “Member Info – Uniform/Merchandise” navigation above. Macy’s participants will have a special uniform for that big day!
– Auxiliary Units have an official uniform ordered at the beginning of the year with help of your section lead (after joining)!
4. Be Ready to Have Fun – Being part of the Rounder Family, is something you will enjoy. There is nothing like preparing and performing again for a cheering crowd!