So, how about that weather we're having? That's probably the most used phrase over the past few days and will probably continue through the week with temperatures hovering in the low to mid-70s in mid-October. But, who's complaining, right?

And so today's weather (October 11th) tuned out to be perfect for the annual (except for last year) Tournament of Bands Parade and Italian Festival in Downtown Binghamton. The parade participation was expected to be low, so it was a pleasant surprise to see so many bands among others in the parade.

And the food. I've been thinking about it all weekend. I look forward to the Italian Festival every year, and it's been two years since the last festival, so I was excited to see it return.

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Kudos to all the high school bands who participated. They all sounded great, and I'm sure the judging was tough, but congratulations to the 2021 Tournament of Bands winners.

One of my co-workers, David H. who is also the guy in charge of our website and social media sites was kind enough to take a lot of pictures for those of you who may have missed the parade, want to relive it, or maybe had a relative or friend in the parade. And so here they are below for you to enjoy.

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