Thanks to a recent decision by Northborough, the Algonquin marching band may need to be two places at once on Memorial Day this year.
Each year the Algonquin band marches in the Southborough parade in the morning and then heads over to Northborough to participate in their parade which take place in the afternoon.
But no longer. NorthboroNews,org reports parade organizers asked for approval to move the parade from the afternoon to the morning in an effort to increase attendance. After some debate and some dissension, selectmen agreed to approve the change.
That means both parades will happen in the morning. The parade in Southborough typically starts at 9:00 am, while ceremonies in Northborough will have a 10:45 am start.
The veterans’ agent for Northborough told the Worcester Telegram & Gazette that they’re talking with Algonquin about the possibility of splitting the band or sending a few students to Northborough to play the national anthem and taps. If not, they’ll consider hiring an outside band.