More Pictures From 2013 Band Fest In Belmopan And The Winners
Yesterday was a very busy day in Belmopan. It felt like the whole country came out to support the youth of Belize in the 2013 Band Fest. And it wasn’t easy. Yesterday may have been one of the hottest days of my life. Soaring to 100 degrees, these kids all deserve an extra medal for soldiering in the parade and then on the field in hot marching band uniforms. Seriously seriously impressive. I didn’t make it long.
Yesterday I posted a bunch of pictures of the parade. Here are a bunch more.
From Benque Viejo…the band that got ready right outside my window at 5:30am.
From Holy Redeemer in Belize City. I could not coax a smile from them. Business…all business.
Some parade VIPs. Rene Villanueva of LoveFM on the far left, Miss Debbie from Chicago, the Mayor of Belmopan and in red, Jesse White, Illinois Secretary of State and head of the Jesse White Tumblers.
Our San Pedro Isla Bonita band. Lots more pictures of them in yesterday’s post.
Some ladies from Sartenaja taking a water break.
Here were the winners in the end. The category of Drum Corp 1. Holy Redeemer from Belize City 2. Dangriga 3. Belmopan Youth
Wind Instrument Band. 1. Corozal Community College 2. Benque Viejo Marching Band 3. Succotz Festival Band
Best Uniforms: Belmopan Youth and Most Popular by Phone Voting: Corozal Community College
I have more pictures! And a bit of the actual competition and the Trinidad and Tobago match vs. the Belize National Team…but now? I need to high tail it out of our capital city back to San Pedro via the Belize Zoo.