Thursday, February 17, 2011

St. Patrick's Day/St. Baldrick's

Hard to believe, but it's almost that time again--St. Patrick's Day! And this year, there will be a parade (March 12) hosted by the Austin Fire Department and ESPADA to benefit St. Baldrick's! Please check out the information below for more details on how you can get involved.

"Your band, ESPADA, needs your help with our upcoming St. Patrick’s Day fundraiser. This year your band will be performing throughout March 17 while you - our family and friends - help raise money to keep us performing. As a non-profit, we have to work very hard for our uniforms, instruments, instruction, and travel.

"Our band is now made up of 29 performing members (Police, Fire, and EMS) that represent 11 different departments. We’re very proud of our service mission and are honored to represent you at funerals and civic events. By donating part of your day and volunteering at Fado you’re helping ESPADA continue its mission.

Fado – March 17: As a valued volunteer you get free access to the event, a plate of food, two beverages, this year's rockin’ Volunteer shirt, and the band’s immense thanks. The band will perform on the Fado stage for two, 30 minute performances at 4:15 pm and 6 pm. If you were involved in last year’s event, you know how much fun it was. If you weren't, this is a great year to get started! Come out and have a great St. Patrick’s Day while supporting your Emergency Service Pipes and Drums Association.

Please sign up ASAP at

Our Favorite St. Patrick’s Day Charities:

March 12: ESPADA will also be performing in this year’s Central Texas St. Patrick’s Day Parade – benefiting St. Baldrick’s and performing throughout the day at the St. Baldrick’s fundraiser.

March 19: Dell Children’s St. Baldrick’s event