The marching band is available for parades, exhibitions, special events and dedications, or to play the National Anthem throughout the year. To inquire about hiring the band, send an email to YankeeDoodleBand@gmail.com, or leave a message at 518-463-7277. Individual band members frequently volunteer to play "Taps" at veteran's funerals. To request a volunteer for a funeral detail, send email to the address above.
The Band typically marches in about thirty parades per year from May through November. These include Memorial Day and Veterans' Day parades in the Capital region, as well as a number of firemen's parades throughout the Hudson Valley, and community parades in New York, Massachusetts, and Vermont. The Band also performs at most American Legion State and National convention parades. Convention parades are held in places like Reno, Honolulu, Louisville, Chicago, Buffalo, and Niagara Falls. Our band enjoys the competition and we usually do very well.
Out of pocket expenses are minimal to band members for trips. If you love to march and love to play come to one of out rehearsals on Thursday nights.