CANTON AMERICAN LEGION BAND
2019 ONE YEAR PLANNER

Updated: 22 January 2019

Rehearsal times are 7:30 to 9:30 PM. - Please join us...all are welcome!

COLOR CODE: PARADE CONCERT
PARADES in uniform; Short Sleeves.
CONCERTS in business attire ~ BLACK AND WHITE ~ EXCEPT as noted.
Car Pools - Leave from Upper Parking Lot next to the Canton Legion Hall.

Please keep the Canton Band in mind as you make plans for the months ahead
....we need everybody to make it work!!!


JANUARY:

January 10th Thurs:REHEARSALS RESUME for 2019. Start time: 7:30 - 9:30. Welcome back.
January 17th Thurs: Rehearsal. Time: 7:30 - 9:30
January 24th Thurs: Rehearsal. Time: 7:30 - 9:30
January 31st Thurs: Rehearsal. Time: 7:30 - 9:30

FEBRUARY:

February 7th Thurs: Rehearsal. Time: 7:30 - 9:30
February 14th Thurs: Rehearsal. Time: 7:30 - 9:30
February 21st Thurs: Rehearsal. Time: 7:30 - 9:30
February 28th Thurs: Rehearsal. Time: 7:30 - 9:30

MARCH:

March 7th Thurs: Rehearsal. Time: 7:30 - 9:30
March 14th Thurs: Rehearsal. Time: 7:30 - 9:30
March 21st Thurs: Rehearsal. Time: 7:30 - 9:30
March 28th Thurs: Rehearsal. Time: 7:30 - 9:30.

APRIL:

April 4th Thurs: Rehearsal. Time: 7:30 - 9:30
April 11th Thurs: Rehearsal. Time: 7:30 - 9:30
April 18th Thurs: Rehearsal. Time: 7:30 - 9:30
April 25th Thurs: Rehearsal. Time: 7:30 - 9:30

MAY:

May 2nd Thurs: Rehearsal. Time: 7:30 - 9:30
This is our 4 year Anniversary of being at the UU Church!! Thanks First Parish UU !!!!
May 4th: Saturday Concert at The Mansfield Congregational Church.
The Congregational Church address is 17 West St, Mansfield. On the corner of North Main St and West St. opposite the Mansfield Common
Time:TBD
This is the first in our series of Concerts "Longest Day" - 75 yrs since DDay. Sponsored in part by the Mansfield Cultural Council.

May 9th Thurs: Rehearsal. Time: 7:30 - 9:30
May 16th Thurs: Rehearsal. Time: 7:30 - 9:30
***************May 18th (Armed Forces Day - Brass Players only)
To participate in "Echo Taps" at the Veterans Cemetery in Exeter, R.I. Google "Echo Taps" to get more information on this National event.
May 19 Sunday: Wellesley PARADE -
Meet at CHS Upper lot at 11:00AM for carpool. Please don't be late if you want to carpool. Parade starts at 1PM.
May 23rd Thurs: Rehearsal. Time: 7:30 - 9:30

May 26th, Sunday: PARADE in Sharon Rock Ridge Cemetery at 101 East St. Sharon, MA 02067.
Assemble at 1:00 PM Rock Ridge. No Van.
This is in two parts:
After Rock Ridge we will drive to behind the Sharon Town Hall, 90 South Main St, Sharon. 1.4 miles from the cemetery. S. Main ST is RT 27.
(This is different from previous years due to new construction.)
Very short march around to the front of Town Hall. After ceremony the Band is always invited to a collation for lunch.
May 27th, Monday PARADE :CANTON Memorial Day Parade.
Step Off 9:00. The Canton Parade starts in front of the Rodman Admin Bldg 960 Washington St. Canton, MA 02021 (adjacent to the Canton HS) and proceeds up Washington St to the Walk of Honor.
May 27th, Monday PARADE: South Easton Memorial Day PARADE.
2:00PM Stepoff Parade in South Easton. Form up no later than 1:30 at the Church St Cemetery. Church St is off of Rt 123 (locally called Depot St.) This is the section of 123 that is between Centre St and Rt 138. There will be NO bus, but we will try to carpool.
May 30th Thurs: Rehearsal. Time: 7:30 - 9:30

JUNE:

June 2nd- Sunday PARADE - Wounded Warriors Parade- Marlborough:
Short Parade for our Vets. Form up at 10:30 at corner of Newton St. & Main St. behind Mason's Lodge (208 Main St. 01752) in Marlboro. Step off at 11:00.
Carpool leaves at 9:30 from Canton American Legion Hall . Sponsored by the Shriners of Marlborough.

June 2nd- Sunday: Concert 6-9PM: at Easton Holy Trinity Church
HTC is 143 Lincoln St Easton, MA.
This is part of our series of Concerts "Longest Day" - 75 yrs since DDay. Sponsored in part by the Easton Cultural Council.

June 6th Thurs: Concert at Foxboro Orpheum Theatre. Time: 7:00 - 9:00 PM
June 6th IS DDay and a fitting day to have our 3rd in this series of Concerts "Longest Day" - 75 yrs since DDay. Sponsored in part by the Foxborough Cultural Council.

June 8th - Saturday short Parade NEHA 10th Annual Walk at Prowse Farm, Canton.
This is for the New England Hemophilia Association.
Short one lap around the track. Each year The NEHA holds a large Walk to raise funds and awareness for their community at the Prowse Farm, 5 Blue Hill River Rd. Canton, MA.
The Canton Band is proud to be able to help in this great cause. Band be ready to play at 9:30AM, walk starts at 10:00
Band Members and their family are invited to partake in the wonderful BBQ after the lap.
For more information on this event search New England Hemophilia Association
June 13th Thurs: Rehearsal. Time: 7:30 - 9:30

June 14th - Friday PARADE - Dedham Flag Day - Step off at 6:00PM on East St.
Car pool from Canton HS/Legion Parking Lot at 4:45.
Step off is at corner of East St and Eastern Ave next to the Dedham Middle School.
June 15th-Saturday PARADE Evening -Flag Day Parade Quincy
Step off at 7:00PM
The carpool will leave the Legion Upper Lot at 5:30 SHARP! Stepoff is from Coddington and Hancock Sts. in Quincy at 7:00PM
June 20th Thurs: Rehearsal. Time: 7:30 - 9:30

June ???? - Wednesday: Milton Concert. Downbeat at 6:00 PM
at the Gazebo, Milton Town Office Bldg. 525 Canton Ave. in Milton.
Downbeat 6:00 PM. Please be there as close to 5:30PM as possible for set up.
[Directions: if you take 138 north from Canton- Just past the Trailside museum[less than 0.2mi] , Blue Hill Av forks left. You will bear right on Canton Ave. Stay right on Canton Ave about 3.2 miles. Town Hall will be on the left at the top of the hill. There is a traffic light to turn into Town Hall.]
June 27th Thurs: Rehearsal. Time: 7:30 - 9:30

June 29th - Just FYI- Saturday: NO CANTON BAND ACTIVITIES...Time off for R.B. Hall Day in Maine!
Stay tuned for what MAINE Band will be hosting in 2019. Activities will start at 10AM with the first band and continue throughout the day. Bring your instrument to play in the Massed Band at 1:00(ish)
July:

July 4th Thursday PARADE Morning-Independence Day PARADE 9:00AM Needham
This is so important!! Please help out in any way you can.
CAR POOL from Canton HS UPPER Parking lot 7:45 SHARP. Step off at 9:00 AM
July 4th THURSDAY Night : NO Rehearsal after Parade.

July 10th, Wednesday CONCERT: CANTON Evening Concert. Dowbeat 6:30 PM
Assemble at 6:00 p.m., downbeat at 6:30 P.M.
Location: in front of the Rodman Admin Bldg 960 Washington St. Canton, MA 02021
(adjacent to the Canton HS)
July 11th THURSDAY: NO Rehearsal after concert.
July 18th THURSDAY: Rehearsal 7:30 - 9:30.
July 25th THURSDAY: Rehearsal 7:30 - 9:30.

August:

August 1st THURSDAY: Rehearsal 7:30 - 9:30.
August 8th THURSDAY: Rehearsal 7:30 - 9:30.
August 15th THURSDAY: Rehearsal 7:30 - 9:30.
August 22nd THURSDAY: Rehearsal 7:30 - 9:30.
August 29th THURSDAY: Rehearsal 7:30 - 9:30.

September:

September 5th THURSDAY: Rehearsal 7:30 - 9:30.
September 12th THURSDAY: Rehearsal 7:30 - 9:30.
September 19th THURSDAY: Rehearsal 7:30 - 9:30.
September 26th THURSDAY: Rehearsal 7:30 - 9:30.

October:
October 3rd THURSDAY: Rehearsal 7:30 - 9:30.
October 10th THURSDAY: Rehearsal 7:30 - 9:30.
October 17th THURSDAY: Rehearsal 7:30 - 9:30.
October 24th THURSDAY: Rehearsal 7:30 - 9:30.

October 27th- Sunday Halloween Parade Canton
Step off 1:00. Form up at Bank of Canton parking lot at 12:30. 557 Wash.St.
Dress in your best Halloween costume! Dress Scary!!!
October 31st THURSDAY: NO Rehearsal - Happy Halloween!!

November:

November 7th THURSDAY: Rehearsal 7:30 - 9:30.

November 11th - Monday PARADE - Veterans Day Parade, Easton.
In Easton at Rt.138 and Main St. intersection parking lot.
Form up at 10:30. Step off at 11:00.
(if you need an address for GPS use the Post Office address at 300 Main St., Easton MA)
November 14th THURSDAY: Rehearsal 7:30 - 9:30.
November 21st THURSDAY: Rehearsal 7:30 - 9:30.
November 28th THURSDAY: NO REHEARSAL - Happy Thanksgiving! ;-)

December:
December 5th THURSDAY:Rehearsal 7:30 - 9:30.

December 7th - Saturday 4-5:30PM outdoor Caroling with lyres
at Knollwood Cemetery - 319-321 HIGH ST. Canton, MA
This is our Traditional Holiday Ceremony at Knollwood Memorial Cemetery.
We will be standing (or sitting if you like) in place. ...let's have a good showing.
Be there by 3:30. DRESS WARM and with festive attire. (NO bluejeans please!)
Lighting is not good...You may want to bring a music Stand WITH stand Light!
There is only one bldg in the Knollwood Memorial Park...we will be performing in front of it OUTSIDE.
If you go to Knollwoods website you can see where the Bldg is.
December 12th THURSDAY:Rehearsal 7:30 - 9:30.

December ?????. CONCERT Pappas Hospital School

3 Randolph St.,MA. 6:30 downbeat.
IT IS HARD TO FIND the correct building -
A car caravan will form up at the Guard Shack as you turn on to the Hospital grounds (Neon sign entrance).
We will then follow the lead car together through the grounds to get to the door we will enter. 5:30 sharp!!
December ????? : Annual Band DINNER.
At the American Legion Post# 24. 950 Washington St, Canton, MA 02021 (top floor, not in the pub)
The Legion Post #24 is BEHIND the Canton High School.
Cocktails and snacks start at...6:30 PM. Dinner at 7:30.
Bob needs a meal count so be sure to tell him if you are bringing a guest.
Yankee Swap. $20-$25 limit.
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CONTACT:(508) 951-1229
... See you soon.