Jupiter Community High School Band to Represent Florida in National Memorial Day Parade
JUPITER, FLORIDA (April 19, 2023) - After months of planning, fundraising, practicing, and marching, the Jupiter High School Marching Band will take the national stage in the 2023 National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C. “The band has worked extremely hard this year and I am so thankful to have been a part of this experience. Attending this parade is such an amazing opportunity and I could not have asked for a better way to end my senior year,” said Ragini Aggarwal, senior Front Ensemble Leader. In addition to marching along Washington, D.C.'s historic Constitution Avenue, the 90+ band members will complete a program of sightseeing and other educational activities while in D.C. The band will also have the opportunity to attend the National Memorial Day Concert on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, which will feature the National Symphony Orchestra. Makena Mutchler, Head Drum Major, said “I love this group so much and I have learned so much about myself and how to work together, I am forever grateful for Mr. Ross and the SOJ program. Having the band participate in the National Memorial Day Parade seems the perfect way to end my high school year.” Evan Wester, Drum Major, said “As a senior leader in the band, I’ve really enjoyed seeing our younger members grow and develop a real love for marching band. I am glad to be a part of this final experience with everyone.” Ryan Ross, Jupiter High School Band Director, said “I am so proud of the hard-working students and their supportive families this year. It is a huge honor to have Jupiter High School represent the State of Florida in this year’s National Memorial Day Parade. Our students are proud to be a part of recognizing those who have served for our country in this premiere event,” Ross said. About Spirit of Jupiter (SOJ) The Spirit of Jupiter (SOJ) Marching Band is part of the wider Jupiter High School Music Program. In 2021 the Spirit of Jupiter was also crowned the State Champion in Class 3A at the 2021 Florida Marching Band Championships (FMBC). Visit JupiterBands.com to learn more about the Jupiter High School Marching Band.