7th Company in the St. Patrick's Day Parade South Boston
Director of the USAF Band of Liberty
It was another great weekend here at MMA. Back in November, I talked about making your own fun here on the weekends, and this weekend was a prime example. Friday was kicked off with a group of guys and myself traveling to Plymouth to go see the United States Air Force Band of Liberty jazz concert. It was a great show full of some great hits from composers such as Count Basie, Glenn Miller, and Mark Schultz. The whole house was hopping and there even was a WWII USAF veteran who was one of the original members of Glenn Millers band; it was a great time. It was followed by a guys dinner at the Outback Steakhouse, nothing ends a Friday night like a great steak. Saturday was another adventure day for us as the same group jumped in the car and went to the famous Gillettes Stadium. It was fun day walking around Patriot's Place; and being St. Patrick's Day, there was Irish music playing the whole time allowing one to get in the spirit. Sunday was the true celebration as the band and honor guard traveled to South Boston for the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade. It's our most wild parade of the year with thousands of people lining the streets, all cheering and screaming; it really gets you in the mood. The longest parade of the year, it took us about three hours to step off and three hours to march the entire thing; talk about a death march. It was a great time though and a great experience as always. The family and girlfriend even made it up to see the parade, making it even more special. Now that's a weekend worth living here at Maritime.