On Sunday, May 20, over 250 band students from five ETM partner schools marched in the Bronx Borough President’s Parade. Donning matching shirts with ETM’s new logo, these energetic student performers created a flood of purple as they marched down Mosholu Parkway with their instruments. The students proudly represented ETM partner schools P.S. 43, P.S. 48, P.S. 72, P.S. 76, and P.S. 121.
The Parade, which was the culmination of the 10-day Bronx Week celebration, has become an annual performance opportunity for bands from ETM’s Bronx partner schools. The event celebrates the vibrant culture and history of the Bronx, and the students’ performances certainly pumped up the crowd, with parents, teachers, school staff, and community members clapping and cheering from the sidelines. The musical talents of these performers filled the air, and their confidence was clear from the smiles on their faces.