Indy 500 Festival Parade 2013 Photos, Part 4 of 5: a Salute to the Marching Bands

Previously on Midlife Crisis Crossover:

The next five entries (to be posted over Memorial Day Weekend as quickly as time and endurance permit) represent a fraction of the pics my wife and I snapped. In many cases, encores and additional takes of specific subjects may be available if anyone out there is interested in seeing more, or is looking for a loved one who was in one of the many marching bands that day. For first-time MCC visitors, please note my wife and I are relative amateurs, obviously not trained professional photographers, sharing these from a hobbyist standpoint because of fun Internet joyfulness.

No parade is complete without marching bands. It’s right there in the parade regulation handbook: you must invite at least three different marching bands or else your parade will be subject to ridicule and foodstuffs hurled at you overhand.

If anyone out there in Internetland is interested in seeing additional photos of any of these bands, we took extras of a few of them. Just say the word and MCC will be happy to oblige with additional uploading and sharing and such. It’s all part of the service.

First in line: the Purdue University All-American Marching Band. Look closely for impressive baton-tossing action.

Purdue University, Marching Band, 500 Festival Parade 2013, Indianapolis

Purdue gets extra consideration because my son will be starting there in the fall. Favoritism works!

Purdue University, Marching Band, 500 Festival Parade 2013, Indianapolis

Also a personal favorite: the Marching Giants of Ben Davis High School. My wife numbered among them once.

Ben Davis High School Marching Giants, 500 Festival Parade 2013, Indianapolis

The Red Devils of Richmond High School from Richmond, IN.

Richmond High School Red Devils, 500 Festival Parade 2013, Indianapolis

The Clearfield Area High School Bison Band from Clearfield, PA.

Clearfield Bison Band, 500 Festival Parade 2013, Indianapolis

The Indianapolis Public Schools All-City Marching Band, comprised of students from all IPS high schools.

IPS All-City Marching Band, 500 Festival Parade 2013, Indianapolis

The Palatine High School Marching Band from Palatine, IL.

Palatine Marching Band, 500 Festival Parade 2013, Indianapolis

The Henryville Golden Band from Henryville, IN. Their appearance was especially poignant in the wake of a horrifying F4 tornado that leveled their school and large portions of the entire town in 2012.

Henryville High School Marching Band, 500 Festival Parade 2013, Indianapolis

The Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps of Casper, Wyoming. Very serious in their craft.

Trooper Drum and Bugle Corps, Casper, Wyoming, 500 Festival Parade 2013, Indianapolis

The Southmont High School Royal Mountie Band from Crawfordsville, IN.

Southmont High School Marching Band, 500 Festival Parade 2013, Indianapolis

The Marching Mustangs of Edgewood High School from Ellettsville, IN.

Edgewood High School, Ellettsville, 500 Festival Parade 2013, Indianapolis

Last and closest to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway: its hometown players, the Speedway High School Band.

Speedway High School Band, 500 Festival Parade 2013, Indianapolis

Thanks for viewing! Other chapters in this series may be viewed at the following links:

Part 1: the Special Guests
Part 2: Some of Your Qualifying Drivers
Part 3: Star Wars! and Other Fashion Choices
Part 5: Balloons and Floats for the Win

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About Randall A. Golden
A Hoosier since birth, a geek since age 6, a father since age 22, and a Christian since age 30. Full-time customer service rep; part-time Internet participant; content provider to Nightly.net since 2001; prone to Twitter-lurking as @RandallGolden . Views expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of any other corporation, being, or party line.

5 Responses to Indy 500 Festival Parade 2013 Photos, Part 4 of 5: a Salute to the Marching Bands

  1. kotikojafaridze says:

    Reblogged this on kotiko jafaridze.

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  2. Any chance that you could e-mail me or post some more shots of the Palatine Marching Band? I am in it (I am the one marching center snare) and I would LOVE to see what else you kind people got of us!

    Thank you!

    Regards,

    Nate Hockenberry

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  3. candy says:

    Great shots any more of Southmont Band? First preformance i missed in years! Have 2 kids in there.

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