MT. PINE HIGH SCHOOL.
For the first time ever, there will be a genuine marching band in the First Ever 15th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade® on March 17 in downtown Hot Springs.
The Mountain Pine High School Red Devil Marching Band will have the honor of being the first-ever certified marching band in the world-famous 98-foot parade on Bridge Street, the shortest street in the world in everyday use.
“The members of the official Parade Committee have tossed around the idea for years of having a marching band among the entries in our parade,” said Bill Solleder, marketing director of Visit Hot Springs. “It was sort of lucky happenstance that Chris Johns, the director of music education for the Mountain Pine School District, heard that we were looking for an appropriate band and volunteered to have the Red Devil Band take part.”
“It will be an absolute honor for our music program, our school, and our community to be able to take part in such a well-known event here so close to home,” Johns said. “Additionally, to be the first marching band to ever participate in the parade is something that we will be able to commemorate and take pride in for years to come. We are thrilled to be a part of the parade this year and will begin working in preparation.”