Bands of Robinson to March in 80th
Anniversary of the Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade

 

The band has been featured on Spectrum News!
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The Bands of Robinson are featured in the news! 
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Concord Mayor William Dusch and Council Member John Sweat attended JMR Football game to present a Proclamation honoring the Band's upcoming trip to Hawaii. See Recognition section for more information and the proclamation.
 

Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade - A Historic Program - YouTube

The Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade experience told by participating band students and directors. This is the world's most meaningful parade.

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Past Events

Past Events

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The Invitation

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Travel to Hawaii

In 2019, Andrew Carter, Director of Jay M. Robinson Band Program, and the Symphonic Band students were invited to participate in the Prestigious President's Cup High School Concert Band Invitational, sponsored by the U.S. Army Band Pershing's Own.

Adjudicated by retired members of the Army Band, the President's Cup event is invitation only and is extended to only eight bands from across the country.

From the students' performance at the President's Cup, Mr. Carter and his marching band students have been invited to represent the Eastern United States, and in particular the state of North Carolina, in the 80th Anniversary of the Pearl Harbor Memorial Day Parade.

In order to achieve the full experience, students will spend five nights in Hawaii, from December 4 to 9, 2021.

From the Pearl Harbor Parade Commissioner:

"The 2021 Pearl Harbor Commemoration will represent the 80th anniversary of this historic event.  We expect it to be the very last commemoration with living Pearl Harbor Survivors.

Your band would participate in the official public ceremony alongside the Marine Band, you would march in the Pearl Harbor Parade, and you would have the opportunity to perform a special concert at Pearl Harbor in front of the famed ship the USS Missouri.

Your band is being invited because I know your program well and feel confident that you will represent North Carolina very well during these official ceremonies."

Earl Hurrey

MGySgt USMC (ret)

V.P. Military & Veterans Affairs

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Photos from the President's Cup High School Invitational that students at Jay M. Robinson's Symphonic Band Programs attended in April, 2019.

Above photo: The Jay M. Robinson Symphonic Band with Col. Timothy Holtan (ret.), Conductor of the Pershing’s Own US Army Band.

Photo below: Symphonic band students after their performance at the President's Cup Invitational.

This is a unique opportunity that is open to all students participating in Marching Band and Color Guard in the Fall of 2021, along with former band and Color Guard students who graduated in 2020 and 2021.

In addition to marching in the 80th Anniversary of the Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade, students will participate in the official public ceremony alongside the Marine Band,  and  have the opportunity to perform a special concert at Pearl Harbor in front of the famed ship the USS Missouri overlooking the USS Arizona.

The Band will also tour Pearl Harbor Memorial sites, the Island of O'ahu, participate in a luau, and visit the Polynesian Cultural Center. 

Students will have a unique experience participating in the 80th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, potentially meeting survivors of the attack and creating memories of a lifetime that will potentially change not just their outlook but bring history to life.

There is a possibility of meeting kings of islands such as Samoa during the trip, as well as the Queen of England. This memorable occassion will also be marked by a first visit of two marching bands from Japan, commemorating the change from bitter rivals to friends and allies.

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