The Emerald Brigade will be marching in the annual Poway Days Parade on Saturday, September 7. The schedule for the day is shown below:
- 7:30 a.m. Call Time at PHS Band Room
- 9:00 a.m. Parade Start Time
- 11:00 a.m. Back at PHS
Performance attire on parade day will be the Emerald Brigade travel shirt (white EB polo), black shorts, white socks, and white athletic shoes. Sunglasses are OK, but no hats. Wear or bring sunscreen. Water will be provided.
Call time at the Band Room is 7:30 a.m. Students will be taking buses from PHS to the parade staging site. The parade starts at Pomerado Road and Poway Road, and continues down Poway Road.
Parade organizers have informed us, “Marching bands will continue until the grand stands at the Poway Library at Bowron Road and may disperse after that. Buses for marching bands may wait in their traditional spot past Bowron Road, on the NORTH side of Poway Road. All participants are welcomed to join the post-parade festivities at the Community Park.”
The PHS band and color guard will be boarding their buses immediately after they finish the parade route (our traditional spot is the Bongiorno’s Pizza / Poway’s Irish Pub parking lot). They will be returning to the PHS Band Room at approximately 11:00 a.m., and will NOT be staying until the end of the parade.
Parents, you may meet up with your student when they finish the parade route and take them home, but if you do so, they must have a parent-signed note when they board the bus at PHS to let the chaperones know that they will not be returning on the bus. If you plan to take your student home, you MUST be present at the pickup site for your student to be released – DO NOT watch the entire parade before picking up your child. Please be patient with the lead chaperones; your child’s safety is their first priority and it may take time to get all students checked out according to the procedures in place. Please also be mindful that the buses will depart when all students are loaded. If you haven’t arrived to check out your student, they will need to ride the bus back to school and be picked up there. Thank you for your cooperation.
Visit the Poway Days website for more information about the event.