The award-winning Robert E. Lee Red Raider Marching Band will take its music to the streets of Tyler this weekend.
The event, which begins at 8 a.m. Saturday and should end by noon, serves as the band’s largest fundraiser. It will help pay for expenses including the spring trip, band banquet and competitive marching season, according to a TISD news release.
In addition, though, the band will provide lawn concerts along the route. Their repertoire includes patriotic, pop and school-related tunes.
“Our main reason for doing this was the community exposure …” Noyes said. “You know the money side of things that’s secondary. The No. 1 was trying to find something where we could do something that was music related.”
The band raised $20,000 through last year’s march-a-thon and Noyes said he is hoping they raise $25,000 this year.
The Hubbard Middle School route will begin at 8 a.m. at Cumberland Academy, near the intersection of Chad Drive and Shiloh Road.
From Chad Drive, the parade route will go right on Kidd Drive, right on Runnymeade Drive, left on Picadilly Place, left on Chipco Drive, right on Kensington Drive, left on Kidd Drive, right on Devonshire Drive, left on Chad Drive, right on Balmoral Drive, right on Stratford Drive, right on Hubbard Drive, left on Kidd Drive, left on Sequoia Drive, left on Chad Drive and end on Hubbard Drive about 9 a.m.
The second route will begin about 9:15 a.m. near the intersection of Timberwilde Drive and Richmond Road, west of Broadway Square Mall.
The route will go north on Richmond Road, left on Barclay Drive, right on Hallye Lane, left on Rice Road, right on Briarcove Drive, right on Becky Drive, left on Cloverdale Drive, right on Spring Creek Drive, left on Kingswood Drive, left on Fallmeadow Drive, left on West Rieck Road, right on Cloverdale Drive, right on Meadow Creek Drive, left on Indian Springs Drive, right on Top Hill Drive, left on Briarcove Drive, right on Carriage Drive and end at Rice Elementary School by 11:15 a.m.