Cary Band Day is a huge day for Cary High School, it’s marching band, as well as the Town of Cary, North Carolina. It brings more attention to the town, along with tourists from around the Southeast United States. On this day, businesses, such as Ashworth’s Drug Store and Soda Fountain, in Downtown Cary have a huge boost in profits.
Cary Band Day is a special annual event held in Cary, North Carolina. Bands come from all over the Southeastern United States. The Cary Band Booster Club hosts Cary Band Day to raise money for Cary High’s Marching Band’s yearly competitions and trips. The event consists of a parade and a field show, both of which are competitions with awards and trophies. Bands perform in the field show on Cooper Stadium, the football field for Cary High School. All of Downtown Cary closes off for the parade, which starts at Academy Street and Chatham Street, and ends at Cary High School.
Even though I had lived in Cary, North Carolina for almost seven years, I only went to Cary Band Day once, and that was in October 2008, the fall of my junior year. Two friends and I went to the field show competition to watch two of our other church friends perform – one from Panther Creek High School, and the other from Apex High School. Of course, one of my friends and I cheered on our high school – Cary High – while the other mocked our school and cheered for hers – Apex High. We stayed until late that night, close to midnight or later. We all sat on the bleachers, freezing together. I enjoyed the experience, even with freezing my butt off. The music and performances were quite interesting; I had never seen a Marching Band perform, outside of the half-time performances at football games.
Everyone who lives in Cary should go watch Cary Band Day at some point. It is a very unique event that provides culture to the Town of Cary. Admittance is not expensive either. For more information on Cary Band Day, visit the Cary High School Marching Band’s website www.caryband.org. The next Cary Band Day will be held on October 30th, 2010.