30-Year-Old One More Time Around Again Marching Band Named Grand Floral Parade Grand Marshal
The 500+ member band will be honored as Grand Marshal in the Spirit Mountain Casino Grand Floral Parade
During the annual sojourn to City Hall, the Portland Rose Festival announced that the fan-favorite One More Time Around Again Marching Band will be the Grand Marshal for the 2014 Spirit Mountain Casino Grand Floral Parade. The OMTAAMB (best known for its rendition of “Louie Louie”) is one of the most popular features each year in the parade. Cheers and clapping erupted in the Council chambers when Rose Festival President Todd Johnston made the announcement, following the Mayor’s proclamation recognizing the band’s 30-year contribution to the festival and the City of Portland.
“The Portland Rose Festival is internationally respected. The Grand Floral is a tremendously prestigious parade. It is the highest possible honor a marching band can receive to be named the Grand Marshal of this incredible parade within this famous festival! The band is humbled by this honor, deeply touched by the Rose Festival’s faith in us, and thrilled beyond description! Wow. Talk about you “Making Memories” for 520 band members!” -Diane Milemann (OMTAAMB President)
Mayor Hales proclaimed Saturday, June 7 (2014) as One More Time Around Again Marching Band Day. There are currently 540 members in the official non-profit OMTAAMB, ranging in age from 19 to 87. According to Diane, parade fans can expect to see a huge turn-out of band members to celebrate their Grand Marshal status.
With 2014 marking the 30th Anniversary of The One More Time Around Again Marching Band presented by Standard Appliance, the band will perform in a special free concert on Saturday, May 17, at Pioneer Courthouse Square (from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.). Both the Starlight Parade and Grand Floral Parade will be highlighting this Anniversary with special music, guest conductors and uniforms, marking this celebratory occasion.
Date: June 7, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Memorial Coliseum to Downtown Portland
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