The final schedule for the parade is as follows:
8am- Report to Woodson, change into uniform
8:30am – Get inspected, start loading buses
8:40am – Depart for Fairfax
9am – Report to line-up area, warm up
10am – Parade begins
10:30ish – Step off time (very approximate time, this greatly varies year to year)
11:45am – Load buses, return to Woodson
12pm – Change, go home!
The decision about what the uniform choice will be, will be made at the last possible moment. Students will get their white Woodson Marching Cavaliers shirt at Tuesday’s rehearsal and should wear that Thursday morning to Woodson regardless of what we end up wearing for the parade. Consideration for the heat will be taken into account and information about any changes sent out Wednesday evening at the latest.
If it is raining Thursday morning, please still report to Woodson. While we will not march if it is raining at step off time, it may stop before we leave or before the parade begins. Do not assume anything is canceled until you see it in writing.
Any siblings or younger friends/neighbors that would like to participate in the parade are welcome to come to practice this evening (6pm-8pm) and carry either our banner or one of the flags. We are typically looking for kids going into 5th grade or older due to the size of the flags/banner.