Holly Schools Celebrate Service Members with Welcome Home Parade

Celebration of local military members a part of Holly School district’s ongoing commitment to honoring those who protect our freedoms

Holly, MI — November 19, 2021

The Holly High School Broncho Marching Band and Holly High School choir students recently honored local military members for protecting our freedoms at the Welcome Home Parade, which spotlighted the district’s award-winning band and choir programs.

The Broncho Marching Band makes its way through Holly during the Welcome Home Parade

“Our brave men and women in uniform and their families make so many sacrifices to protect our freedoms in Michigan and across the nation, so we’re especially proud to honor them with our thanks and the gift of music,” Ben Baldwin, Holly High School band director, said of the October celebration. “We are truly grateful to our troops for their service and to our community for supporting our award-winning music programs.”

The Broncho Marching Band performed a medley of songs in downtown Holly to honor service members following a parade from the district’s Karl Richter Campus through Maple Street to Broad Street downtown. A Holly High School choir ensemble also performed during the event, which also included a commemorative pinning for Vietnam War veterans at Moose Lodge 1168.

Veterans speak during Welcome Home festivities

“I’d like to thank our entire Holly community for making our Welcome Home celebration such a special event for our local veterans, and for the opportunity to showcase our talented Broncho band and choir members,” said Scott Roper, Holly Area Schools superintendent. “I’d also like to thank our entire Broncho community for supporting our continued efforts to include music and the fine arts as part of a well-rounded education that prepares Bronchos for bright futures.”

Holly High School Band Director Ben Baldwin conducts the Broncho Marching Band during Welcome Home festivities


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