Marching Falcons busy with St. Patty's Day parades
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
Their first parade is at noon in North Albany,
starting and finishing at American Legion Post 1610 on North First
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
Fund for Education. Please indicate that the donation is for the
Donate via a GoFundMe
Attend a fundraising event:
March 24 pancake
March 24 dinner and
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
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