How To Do

The AIDS Walk in Central Park

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Call Time/Location

Call time: 9:30 AM
Call location: Call location is 72nd St and Fifth Ave. THIS IS A NEW CALL LOCATION FROM PREVIOUS YEARS!! At 9:30 AM SHARP, we will unload the band truck and at 10:00 AM SHARP we will walk into the park to our performance location, the Naumburg Bandshell. We’re a major act at the Finish Line Festival this year!

SUBWAY ALERTS

There are no scheduled service interruptions for the 4/5/6 trains.

WHAT TO WEAR

Please wear blue jeans (not black, not khakis, not shorts…and blue!), shoes of your choice, and brand new purple Symphonic Band t-shirts that will be distributed there.

WHAT TO BRING

Chairs, water, and snacks will be provided, but remember to bring a music stand and clothespins in case the wind decides to join us (extra clothespins will be available). Given the change in venue and playing time, we will not be serving a full brunch this year, so make sure you have a delicious breakfast and coffee before you arrive!

WHEN & WHAT DO WE PLAY?

We’ll start playing around 11:00 AM when the first walkers arrive at the finish line. We’ll continue to play for the walkers until around 12:30 PM. Here is the repertoire list in order: 1) Americans We, 2) I Want To Hold Your Hand, 3) El Arco De Los Cabos, 4) Bang Bang, 5) Can-Can from Orpheus in the Underworld (start at pick-up to m.165), 6) Bad Romance, 7) The Thunderer, 8) Dance Again, 9) Baby Elephant Walk, 10) Timber, 11) Entry of the Gladiators, 12) Amparito Roca, 13) It’s Raining Men

DID YOU SAY DRAG QUEENS & KATHY GRIFFIN???

Yes! We’ve been personally invited to stay and watch an exclusive performance by contestants on RuPaul’s Drag Race and a performance by Kathy Griffin in Rumsey Park! Passes will be distributed after our performance, and there will be AIDS Walk security watching over our personal effects.

WEATHER REPORT

Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 66F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.