Letters to the Editor

School bands: Parade not as merry without them

My husband and I recently had the joy of attending the 6th Avenue Santa Parade.

The first thing that hit me was how well attended this event was in numbers, plus a diversity of age and race.

As the parade got going, the second thing to hit me was the lack of marching bands — not one from any school. Pep squads marched, some using recorded music.

Judging by how well attended this now 10-block parade is, isn’t it time for local school districts to add this event to their calendars and budgets?