Irish American String Band IS marching. After hearing rumors that IA was not going up the street, I called John Kates, Founder and President of Irish American String Band, and he tells me they are definitely going up the street. They have the membes and they have the costumes, says John.
Cahill’s Fancy Brigade, however, is taking a sabbatical. The Fancy Brigade has decided to skip the 2010 parade for financial reasons. Fancy Brigade bylaws allow for 1 year off.
I got a chance to see a couple of bands at rehearsal this weekend and they are looking good! Folks are working ’round the clock to finish the costumes, especially the Captain’s suits, and to fine tune the drills and compositions.