If you are a baseball fan and more specifically a Reds fan, you know that Opening day in Cincinnati is a huge deal! It all kicks off with the Findlay Market Opening Day Parade. If you have never participated or watched parade, you can’t appreciate the excitement and fun it brings. More than that, what an honor it is to be invited to perform in the parade. Opening day in Cincinnati is a true celebration unlike any other in the country. According to Reds great Sparky Anderson, “It’s a holiday – a baseball holiday! Ain’t no other place in America got that!”
We are so proud to share that our very own Norwood High School Marching Band was invited to perform in the parade. On April 3, 2017, an estimated 250,000 Reds fan gathered downtown for the 98th Annual Findlay Market Opening Day Parade and many millions more watched on television. There were 189 entries in the parade this year. Our marching band, made up of 50+ members, performed well and made Norwood proud. They were one of approximately 15 bands that participated in the parade.
For the rest of this story, pick-up a copy of the May 2017 Issue of the Norwood Star.