Downtown 1958

Downtown 1958

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Front Porch Parade

Living a block from St. Mary's on Second Street, I can't tell you how many times, as a small boy, I'd run to the window or go sit on the front porch when I heard the band coming.  For all the annoyance it might have brought to the neighbors, it was pure excitement for me.  To have a personal parade come down my street at almost anytime, especially in the summer months, was too good to be true.   Pictured from circa 1964 is flutist Joann Sonnleitner and drummer Harvey Draheim.


  1. Band was the last period of the day so essentially school was over an hour early. Marching band practice was especially enjoyable on those early Spring days. We never thought we disturbed the neighbors, a few drivers maybe, and loved the gaggle of kids. Great memories of your brother John leading us as drum major, David.
    Jim Krahenbuhl
    SMHS 1960
    James Krahenbuhl

  2. And I thought I had it made living across from Hart park. Little did I know there was another David across town who had even more excitement going on.