The 64th Southwest Iowa Band Jamboree will be Saturday, Oct. 5 sponsored by the Clarinda Chamber of Commerce, Clarinda school district and the city of Clarinda.
More than 50 high school and middle school bands from the region are scheduled to play bringing more than 2,500 students in the daylong event. Katy Ridge is this year’s band jamboree chairman and Julie Murren is the vice chairperson.
The parade starts at 9 a.m. around the Clarinda square. Bands will march east down West Main Street and go around the square.
Several streets along the parade route will be closed for parking before and during the parade.
The Iowa Western Community College marching band will perform in the parade.
Field competition begins at 12:45 at Clarinda High School with the flag raising ceremony by the American Legion Sergy Post 98. The Northwest Missouri State University band will perform. Clarinda High School will perform an exhibition show. Cost of admission to the field competition is $5 for adults and $3 for students. School activity tickets will not be accepted.
Thirty-five awards will be accepted. Bands placing in the parade include first through fourth in each high school class; first through third in each middle school class. Field awards include first and second in each high school class. The Glenn Miller Birthplace Society awards an overall trophy to the top band considering parade and field performances. The Clarinda Masonic Lodge also awards a traveling trophy to the top overall band.
The Clarinda Police Department would like to remind the citizens of Clarinda that no parking is allowed on the following streets from 7:30 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Oct. 5 for the annual Band Day Jamboree Parade.
The 100 through 800 block of W. Main Street
The 100 block of E. Main Street
The100 block of N. 15th St.
The 100 block of E. Washington Street
The 100 block through 300 block of W. Washington Street
24th Street (Cardinal Drive) from Garfield Street to State Street will be for school bus parking
The police department appreciates the cooperation of all citizens in removing their vehicles from the parade route. Vehicles that are not removed from the parade route by 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5 will be towed at the expense of the vehicle’s registered owner(s).
If a citizen has any questions concerning this, please contact the Clarinda Police Department Office of the Chief of Police at 712-542-2194 extension 201.