Christmas Parade in UC
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Teddy

United States

#1 Dec 4, 2009
If I had been an out-of-town visitor and attended the parade thursday night: I would have been embarressed for the town of Union City. That was the worst Xmas parade I have ever seen!!! It had no organization about it, hardly anything was decorated for xmas; it was mainly about advertising for the trucks that went thru with NO deocorations. There were 2 school bands; only that Im from UC I would have known that it was the UC Tornado Band; there was another band in black & red... who were they??

There were 2 floats, the Coke Company Truck and float was the best, and a church float, that was it!!

There was one float that didn't have a name on it.

I am not bashing the bands for they were really good, and the cars with the lil' miss this or miss this.. they were fine; its was... I don't know maybe no one cares anymore, or maybe no one has any money?? Comments???
ugh

Greenfield, TN

#3 Dec 5, 2009
geez the "other" band had a banner or are you too blind to see that? that band was OCCHS
oc band

Germantown, TN

#4 Dec 5, 2009
did you notice that the OC band was playing and marching in line the whole time? good job kids
OC GAL

United States

#5 Dec 5, 2009
The OCCHS Band prides itself on being a "parade band". They always have, even when I was on it 25 years ago. However, Union City is a "performance band". This was evidenced when they won the 2009 Claas A National Championship October 31. Both bands did a great job even though the city dropped the ball. I was waiting on turf management to drive thru on their mowers. Everyone I have spoken to said the town of Samburg put on a fantastic program. I too am embarassed to say I am from Union City.
UC guest

Union City, TN

#6 Dec 5, 2009
I went to the parade with my kids. It was the first time I've been a parade observer since I was little. I thought it was short too, but I assumed it was just because I had little kid memories of it, you know?
I agree about OC's band. Without any blue on, I thought they were SF. But I have a cousin in OC's band. That's the only way I knew it was them. Must've missed the banner!
UC's band had a giant purple semi & trailer in front, so I don't know how you'd miss them! lol I was shocked at how small they've gotten since I was in band 7 years ago.
We enjoyed ourselves, even if it was small. My daughter loved seeing Santa!
uc guest

Germantown, TN

#7 Dec 5, 2009
I think the OC band is wearing black now for competition purposes? I think they had white in the past. Which white is hard to clean. Black looks better on the field when the band members are preforming. Many bands do this.
Teddy

United States

#8 Dec 5, 2009
oc band wrote:
did you notice that the OC band was playing and marching in line the whole time? good job kids
The OCCHS Band was the best!!! They were AWESOME!!!
Teddy

United States

#9 Dec 5, 2009
I didn't start this thread to bash anyone; I just wanted peoples opinions on the parade; Im sorry if I made anyone so upset. Both school bands did really well and I enjoyed both of them, however if I wasn't from UC and didnt know the schools, I would have not known that was OCCHS, there was no banner in front of them.

I have talked to many people about this today, and they all said it was awefull. Case closed.
Matt

Germantown, TN

#10 Dec 5, 2009
wow...someone got their panties in a wad... "case closed"
UC guest

Union City, TN

#11 Dec 5, 2009
Just want to say that the second post wasn't me...
ugh

Greenfield, TN

#12 Dec 6, 2009
no the second post was me. yes, OC band did have a banner, and as being a former OC band memeber i thought they did awesome! they were in line and acted like a band should. I did find that the parade was slightly boring after the bands came through, but i enjoyed every minute of it!

everyone just needs to remember that the city is laking in money ( not pointin any fingers *cough* turf managemen *cough*) so i guess this years parade was just lacking.
UCwit

Martin, TN

#13 Dec 6, 2009
after watching previous years of the union city christmas parade, this year was better.
There was a lot more involvement.
i mean sure, there are tons of improvements that could've been made.
but i enjoyed the whole thing. you just have to have the right attitude about it!
sometimes the city does the best they can, and you should just make the best of what you have.
no it wasnt great. but i had a great time watching it.=]
just my opinion.
U C Voter

United States

#14 Dec 6, 2009
i think we need a parade for the state champion football team, that would be great
Meeee

United States

#15 Dec 6, 2009
I think we also need a parade for the National Champion Union City Band as well! Although we know the cheap assed people that run this town won't ever let that happen.
U C Voter

United States

#16 Dec 6, 2009
Heck yea, the band too, they are awesome
Cuda Lady

United States

#17 Dec 6, 2009
I think a parade for the football team and the band is needed. These kids worked really hard and we are proud of them and we need to let them know that Union City stands behind them.
Turf Crew

Paris, TN

#18 Dec 6, 2009
maybe the turf crew could spare a few bucks to shut the street down for a half hour for a parade for the kids. maybe even get the fire department that is out of work to be in it too.
UCFD

Lilburn, GA

#19 Dec 6, 2009
Turf Crew wrote:
maybe the turf crew could spare a few bucks to shut the street down for a half hour for a parade for the kids. maybe even get the fire department that is out of work to be in it too.
Thanks for the support, bud. I've only gotten half of my normal overtime this month because of those SOBs. Here it is Christmas and I can't even get my kids a new Playstation or my wife some new clothes.
UC guest

Union City, TN

#20 Dec 6, 2009
I understand the resentment, I do. Been there, done that, and got the paycut. But seriously - ever hear of beating a dead horse? I thought the days of every thread turning into a turf vs. FD war were over.

And if there were a parade for the football team & band, I'd be there! Hiw would something like that cost the city anyway?

And, ftr, I didn't complain about the parade. Fun time were had by our family!
Tornado Basketball

Milan, TN

#21 Dec 6, 2009
Here Come the Tornadoes!

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