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Happy Independence Day

Last year, the Richmond Marching Band strutted down Broad Street to celebrate the 4th. This year, we’re on our own. But for the sake of nostalgia…

Richmond Marching Band Independence Day March

Our audience was no one in particular. Cars passing by, drivers filling up at gas stations, and people waiting at bus stops watched us as we marched on. Some were confused but intrigued, and others were excited to see such an unusual parade. For those wondering what I’m describing, there’s not much to know. In […]

Photos from Richmond Marching Band rehearsal

photos by Audrey Tillack The Richmond Marching Band, the open community ensemble made up of local musicians of all backgrounds, met today to rehearse in Chimborazo Park for the last time before their Independence Day march on Saturday. The RMB will march on Broad St. downtown in the evening. Details–time and marching route–will be announced […]

Recommended Reading: Style Weekly's on a roll

Style Weekly this week published an article by Chris Dovi about the Richmond Marching Band. Read it here: Bang and Blow. For some rare photos of the eclectic group–which will march for the first time on July 4th–check out RMB percussionist Taylor Burton’s flickr photostream (1, 2, 3). This Style article comes on the heels […]

Richmond Marching Band assembles, gets busted

by Dean Christesenphotos by Peter McElhinney Beautiful weather at the picturesque Chimborazo Park was the scene of the Richmond Marching Band’s first rehearsal today. From Richmond Marching Band’s First Rehearsal An ad hoc ensemble comprised of local musicians, VCU and high school students, and community members, the band’s mission of welcoming all to participate was […]