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September 20, 2006 - Hastings College Melody Roundup Homecoming Parade
The 56th annual Hastings College Melody Round-up Parade will begin at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 30, in downtown Hastings. The parade will follow the college’s Homecoming/Family Weekend theme “HC Bronco Roundup.”
The parade will include marching bands, floats by Hastings College organizations, antique and classic cars, and the 2006 Hastings College Homecoming royalty.
Grand marshal for the parade will be Tony Hobson, head women’s basketball coach and assistant professor of physical education, and the 2006 NAIA national championship women’s basketball team.
The color guard will be provided by Cub Scout Pack 192.
The parade will begin at the intersection of 4th Street and Colorado Avenue, then will proceed west on 4th Street to Lincoln Avenue; south on Lincoln Avenue to 2nd Street; and east on 2nd Street to Kansas Avenue.
In addition to the Hastings College marching bands, 22 high school and junior high school bands will participate in the parade including: Blue Hill High School, Amherst High School, Bruning-Davenport High School, Exeter Milligan Junior High School, Deshler High School, Giltner High School, Harvard High School, Hastings St. Cecilia High School, Lawrence-Nelson High School, Red Cloud High School, Sandy Creek High School, Shickley High School, Adams Central High School, Loup City High School, Southwest High School, Columbus Scotus Central Catholic High School, Clay Center High School, Doniphan-Trumbull High School, Doniphan-Trumbull Junior High School, Freeman High School, Sutherland Junior/Senior High School, and Superior High School.
During the parade, bands will be evaluated by a panel of judges and awarded divisional ratings. Three awards will be presented: Outstanding Drum Major (chosen from among all bands), Outstanding Auxiliary/Flag Corps (in two classes), and Outstanding Band (in five classes.) Winners will receive awards during a special presentation at 11:15 a.m. at Dutton-Lainson Plaza, 2nd and St. Joseph Avenue.
Judges for the marching band competition are Hastings, Neb., residents Duane Johnson, Marc LaChance, and Chris Shade.
Corporate sponsors for the parade include: Dream Team Hair Care, Dutton Lainson/Cornhusker Press/Showcase, Hastings Business Improvement District, Five Points Bank, Heritage Bank of Hastings, Moore Music, Sherry’s Cards & Gifts/Hometown Variety & Crafts, and Idea Bank Marketing.