Marching Falcons in two St. Patty's Day parades
ALBANY, N.Y. (March
12, 2018) --
The marching ensemble for the City School District of Albany will be
putting on its collective Irish Saturday at two local St. Patrick's Day
The Albany Marching Falcons' first parade is at noon in North Albany,
starting and finishing at American Legion Post 1610 on North First
Their second parade is the annual city parade, beginning at 2 p.m. at
Central Avenue and Ontario Street and proceeding down Central to State
Street, finishing by Broadway.
The Marching Falcons are the district's marching band and color guard.
The group is made up of district students in grades 5 through 12.
The marching band is under the direction of district music teachers
Bryan Cady and John Halvorsen, with Mark Sanford as percussion coach.
Color guard directors are Donel Mataruga and
he mission of
the City School District of Albany is
to work in partnership with our diverse community to engage every
learner in a robust educational program designed to provide the
knowledge and skills necessary for success. The district
about 9,600 students in 18 elementary, middle and high schools. In
addition to neighborhood schools, the district includes several magnet
schools and programs, as well as other innovative academic opportunities
for students, including four themed academies
at Albany High School.