“All you need for a Parade is a Marching Band”
And the organizers of Toronto’s Santa Claus Parade wont argue the point as they invite bands from all over Ontario and the neighboring US States to perform every year at the Parade. 2015 had a great selection. And if you get down to Christie Pits before the 12:30PM parade start you can walk and see the various bands as they get ready for the show.
This reviewer likes the out of town bands like Joseph Scollard coming in from North Bay or the Canton Marching Band all the 12-hours up and 12 hours back from Canton Ohio. Now that is grit and determination. One of the smallest and most eclectic bands is from the UofT Engineering School. They are fun-loving, iconoclastic, a bit notorious but get in the parade on a pretty consistent basis.
But the Proof of the Putting is the Bands Parading. So without further to do – here are our bands in action: