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Marching Falcons busy with St. Patty's Day parades

ALBANY, N.Y. (March 14, 2019) -- The Albany Marching Falcons -- the marching ensemble for the City School District of Albany -- will be putting on its collective Irish on Saturday at two local St. Patrick's Day parades.

 

Their first parade is at noon in North Albany, starting and finishing at American Legion Post 1610 on North First Street. 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 head to Normandy, France in June as the only school district marching band in the country to take part in the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Want to help them get there? Here are a few ways you can support them: 

  • Donate your bottle deposits. Drop off the bottles at Capital Redemption Center, located at610 Clinton Ave. It’s open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m.-noon weekends. When you make the drop-off, please ask that proceeds be donated to the Albany Marching Falcons.

  • Make a tax-deductible donation toward the trip via the Albany Fund for Education. Please indicate that the donation is for the Marching Falcons.

  • Donate via a GoFundMe page.

  • Attend a fundraising event:

    • March 24 pancake breakfast

    • March 24 dinner and music

    • March 31 spaghetti dinner, American Legion Post 1610, 35 North First St. $10 includes dinner, salad and bread.

    • April 6 indoor garage sale, Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

    • April 23, Blaze Pizza, Stuyvesant Plaza, 5:30-9 p.m.

 

The mission of the City School District of Albany is to educate and prepare all students for college and career, citizenship and life, in partnership with our diverse community. The district serves approximately 9,500 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.

         
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