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38th annual Foothill Band Review now under way on Pleasanton's Main Street

Original post made on Oct 25, 2012

The 38th annual Foothill Band Review is now under way with a parade down Main Street along with concert competitions at the Amador Theater and then a field show later today.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, October 25, 2012, 7:38 AM

Comments

Posted by Closures, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 25, 2012 at 11:38 am

The Foothill Band Review is a great and well-known event. While it creates a fair amount of traffic disruption, it is a very worthwhile tradition and Pleasantonians adjust to the traffic disruptions.

However, the number of traffic disruptions Pleasantonians have to put up with for parades and events in the downtown area are becoming a major pain. Sunday's Spirit Run is a good example with some major arteries being closed in addition to Main Street. The closure of Valley Avenue from the Fairgrounds to Paseo Santa Cruz is a specific example of a major artery being closed which will cause some significant detours.

I urge folks that are fatigued with all the street closures for events to contact members of the City Council to voice their frustrations.


Posted by Community Events, a resident of Birdland
on Oct 25, 2012 at 4:25 pm

While the street closures pose some inconvenience, I wouldn't trade having these types of events in town. That is what I love about this town.

Good luck to all the bands participating this weekend!


Posted by Band Fan, a resident of Foothill High School
on Oct 27, 2012 at 2:28 am

With 39 bands marching on Main Street that will mean more people moving on Main street than the usual slow Saturday


Posted by Arroyo, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 27, 2012 at 5:09 am

My family enjoys ALL of the events that take place on Main Street (although 7:30AM is a tad early). I just wish they would bring back "Cruise Night" during the Summer Good-Guys' event. And, while I'm at it -- Bring the Sunol Train line to Bernal Avenue on weekends.