Scott M. Thede posted a question on July 16, 2015 in the Facebook Group “You know you are from Sebewaing, MI when …”. He said:
“Throughout the 1970’s, the Sugar Festival Parade would start around 10:30am on Saturday morning and march East down East Main Street turning at my home next to the Sebewaing Brewing Company and finish on South 5th Street. A float with a band would stop directly in front of the vacant brewery buildings and play a tune in remembrance of it. What was that band’s name, member names, and what tune did they play?”
Here are the comments from the post:
Jim N Connie Bunke The Pickle Band? They still play in front of the vacant plot every year. Um, it is a tune I should be able to give a name to.
Scott M. Thede Thank you Connie!
Jim N Connie Bunke I am not sure about the group’s name though. upset emoticon I’m sure someone knows.
Mark W Rummel I didn’t know that, but I LOVE the tradition. Great question, Beer Man Scott. Thanks!
Arlene Nimtz Schweitzer What about the oink ‘s.. they had a band??
Lynn Zuzga i am sure it was the oink band
Jim N Connie Bunke Mark, for as long as Jim & I have lived in Sebewaing (’78, ’79) that has been in the parade. I wasn’t sure about the band’s name. Thanks!
Pricilla Tietz Pretty sure it’s Onik. They play in the parade every year (including this one).
Dawn Mcgowan-Hartman The Pickle band has disbanded. I am sure it was the OINKS
Carol Sattler Did they play “Roll Out the Barrel?”
Jim N Connie Bunke I thought a funeral type song?
Jerry Deeg They always played TAPS when I went to the parade!
Jim N Connie Bunke THAT’S IT! Again, thanks!
Scott M. Thede Thank you all. I am gathering from the comments that the band name is the OINKS and the tune is TAPS.
Mark W Rummel Playing “Taps” for the brewery works two ways, of course… remembering the closing of the brewery and remembering beer taps. Nicely done!
Dave Childs I’VE MARCHED THAT ROUTE IN JR & SR BANDS & NEVER NEW OR HEARD OF THAT, COOL.
Amy Wojciechowski We always sat at the brewery location and the highlight of the parade was TAPS! I didn’t understand nor appreciate it until I was older.
David Eberlein Sr. Most likely the Oinks Band
Bob Fournier Oinks Dick Juengel Miles Miller and the boys played. Pickle in Unionville was the last sponsor. He or warren J would know them all.
Thank you to all of those who took the time to comment in Facebook.