Saturday, February 20, 2010
Major without the majorettes
Though I've seen majorettes in the Dorchester Day Parade, I don't know of any marching bands based in Dorchester. They may be there, I'm not too savvy on the school system. There aren't any adult marching bands that I know of....we are in Boston after all, not New Orleans. The only parade I see on any other day but Dorchester Day is the march of commuters heading to the T station.
Some people like their lovers big and naughty. Dorchester is certainly both. It is Boston's biggest neighborhood and it attracts is share of notoriety. Dorchester's Marching Band wouldn't be light skinned, though it would include Caucasian saxophone players and snares. It would be the usual polygraph of hues found on all continents except Australia (yet...there isn't an aboriginal enclave in Dot to date) that wander to and fro between Dot Ave and Blue Hill Avenue.
Dorchester could have a marching band, and I know what it would look like, even if more melatonin would be in the real version. Dorchester should have an ambassadorial elite that represents the neighborhood at official functions. Destination unknown? Poppycock! Destination Dorchester. Spank up the beat and get dancing...celebrating...living the Dot life.