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Xaverian HS Pipe and Drum Corp makes Irish eyes smile in 39th annual parade

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Erin go Xaverian

Irish eyes were smiling and the pipes were calling from glen to glen and down the streets of Rockaway again, as members of Xaverian High School’s Pipe and Drum Corps kicked off the 39th annual Rockaway Saint Patrick’s Day parade on March 2.

Standing O knows it’s in that other borough, but it’s still close enough to Brooklyn’s Irish heartstrings for pipers and drummers to get a shout-out.

Thankfully the music-makers will be piping and drumming in the Bay Ridge St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 23, so we can all enjoy a rousing round of “Oh, Danny Boy.”

Polish up the shillelagh and get ready to march, and sláinte to the team — may we meet on the bonnie, bonnie banks of Third and Marine avenues on parade day.

Xaverian High School [7100 Shore Rd. at 77th Street in Bay Ridge, (718) 836–7100].

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Kathy Marciano from Dyker Heights says:
My son Matt is a piper in the Xaverian pipe and drum band. I want to thank you, Ms. DelBuono for the piece you did on the band. Not only does it give the band a nice plug, it also draws attention to the school itself. My two older sons graduated from Xaverian H.S. And it is an excellent school. It is well known for its high standard of academics. It also has a specialized program for students with different levels if learning disabilities. As you have seen they have a fine pipe and drum band. In addition, the music dept. directed by Joe Loposky, puts on two amazing concerts each year featuring their jazz, concert, rock, and select bands. They also have a drum line and harp ensemble. The Xaverian chorus has performed for the Pope and at the Innuyamu festival in Japan along with the jazz band. Featuring this school, as you did, is very appreciated by all of the Xaverian community. Thank you.
March 15, 2014, 4 pm

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