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New Hope Celebrates Pride!

Date: Saturday, May 20

Call Time for Bus: 7:30 am
Call Time at Gig: 9:30 am

Bus: AIDS Memorial Park, 12th Street between 7th Avenue and Greenwich Avenue

The bus will leave promptly at 8:00 am. Please do not be late, the bus cannot wait for you!

Drivers: Find street parking in Lambertville near our line-up location at 50 York Street

Gig Call: 50 York Street, Lambertville, NJ

  • The parade is scheduled to begin at 11:00 am
  • We estimate that we will step off somewhere between 11:00 and 11:30 am
  • The parade begins in Lambertville, NJ and will then cross the bridge over the Delaware River into New Hope, PA
  • The parade is about 1 mile long
  • After the parade, we will wait and cheer for our friends in D.C.’s Different Drummers and the Philadelphia Freedom Band, who are also marching in the parade
  • All three bands will then join together and play some music for the surrounding crowd
  • We will then load our large instruments, overlays, plumes, and other equipment back onto the band truck, which has followed us to New Hope
  • To return to our cars and the band bus, we will walk back across the bridge to Lambertville
  • White Dickies band pants
  • White 2023 marching band t-shirt, tucked in!
  • White Dinkles shoes
  • White Aussie hat
  • White socks
  • White or flesh-colored underwear (trust us on this, we’ll know if you don’t!)
  • White web belt (optional)
  • Band overlay (supplied at step-off)
  • Purple plume (supplied at step-off)
  • Your full 2023 uniform
  • White Dinkles Shoes

The complete 2023 marching set:

  1. As It Was
  2. I Wanna Dance With Somebody
  3. Don’t Stop The Music
  4. Montero
  5. Good 4 U

Additional music for parades:

  1. Yeah!
  2. 34th Street Chorale
  3. I Say A Little Prayer

Additional music we’re playing with the NY/Philly/D.C. massed band:

  1. Everybody
  2. I’m Still Standing
  3. We Are Family
  4. Kings and Queens
  5. Levitating
  6. We R Who We R

More about the music:

  • You do not need to bring your stand-and-play music to this performance (except for “I’m Still Standing” – see above)
  • Put your music into a flip-folder (and don’t forget to bring a lyre)
  • Make sure you have a new QBAC logo placard in front of each of the five pieces in our marching set
  • Don’t forget to download and print the five pieces from the Philadelphia and D.C. bands that we’ll be playing for our mini-concert after the parade
  • Restrooms are usually available in a church near our call location but the line can be very long
  • Bus riders: We suggest you use the restroom on the bus
  • Drivers: We suggest you stop at a gas station or fast food restaurant on the highway before exiting for Lambertville

For important on-the-ground rehearsal and performance updates all season long, simply text ‘QBAC’ to 41372

Cloudy with a high of 69°.

We’ll be gathering at The Lambertville Station Restaurant, at 11 Bridge Street, conveniently located right near the bridge on the Lambertville side. We’ll be inviting D.C.’s Different Drummers and the Philadelphia Freedom Band to join us there. Bus riders will vote on whether the bus stays for lunch or leaves ASAP for NYC.