The Shippensburg Town Band regretfully announces that the band will no longer be marching in parades.
Since 1922 this band has marched in all Shippensburg Memorial Day parades except one, in almost all of the Shippensburg Veterans Day parades, and in other parades in Shippensburg and surrounding towns. Two years ago we had to limit marching to only two parades: the Shippensburg Memorial Day parade and the Shippensburg Veterans Day parade.
We wanted to keep supporting our home town and our local military veterans as much as possible, and had high hopes of continuing this service. However, we have come to the point where we can no longer put together a respectable marching unit. We very much regret having to end our long standing tradition of marching in parades, especially those parades which honor our military veterans.
We thank the parade committees for their kind invitations in the past to our small marching unit to participate in parades, and we thank the Shippensburg community for their support of that band during those parades. Even though we have ended our marching activity, the full Shippensburg Town Band will continue to perform its traditional schedule of concerts in Shippensburg and surrounding areas.
President, Shippensburg Town Band