National City restoring a tradition after more than a decade of absence
National City, CA – After more than a decade of absence, the 57 year-long historic tradition returns to National City on Saturday, October 15th at 10 a.m. with more than 10 bands from the Sweetwater School District competing for the first place. As a nonprofit organization, the newly established Maytime Band Review Association is a forum for the promotion of music, education and cultural diversity by encouraging the participation of local, national and international marching band programs.
Founded in 1948, the band review has showcased California’s best secondary school marching bands. The Maytime Band Review was the largest annual marching music competition west of the Mississippi river and San Diego County’s biggest parade.
“The goal of the parade remains the same today as it was 57 years ago”, said Brian Clapper, a member of the Maytime Band Review Executive Board”. “Our goal is to give San Diego County residents an opportunity to enjoy the legendary music of marching bands”. The band review will showcase ten competitive school bands from Southern California that will fighting to win the first place.
“The National City Tourism Marketing District aims to bring the community together to stimulate tourism and promote the local economy,” said Jacqueline Reynoso, Executive Director of the National City Chamber of Commerce.
Admiral Commander Navy Region Southwest Yancy B. Lindsey and Captain Commanding Officer of Naval Base San Diego Roy Love will be the Honorary Grand Marshall for the Return of the Maytime. The parade will begin at Sweetwater High School (30th Street and Highland Ave) and proceeds to 16th St., turns left and turns right on D Ave in to finalize at Kimball Park.
The National City Tourism Marketing District (NCTMD) welcomes the public to visit National City hotels, restaurants, and other attractions. For more information on great things to do in National City, please visit www.visitnationalcity.com