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Saturday’s New Market Christmas Parade, December 9th, has been changed to 2:00 PM this year (which means our ACT test-takers should be able to make it). This will make call time in front of New Market School 1:00 PM. Students should dress as festively as possible which I’ll talk to them about in class, and may decorate their instruments, using only scotch or masking tape (NO DUCT TAPE or GLUE). The parade, particularly for our students, is not very long and they should be free to go by 2:30.
**For any students who will need to get their instrument from the school before the parade (like percussion and those who play different instruments for marching) I will be at the band room at 12:30-12:45 before the call time @ NMS.
**I am not sure exactly when they shut down New Market Road which leads right up to the front of New Market School, but I recommend turning right on Hurricane Road, then trying left on College Street and/or just dropping your student off anywhere around there. The walk to NMS is easy.
**Parade Route: From NMS, West on New Market Road, South on Powers Street, Left on Winchester (~160 degree turn), Right on Hurricane Road, Pass College Street to take road up behind New Market School.