Severna Park Independence Day Parade
Jing Ying

2010 Severna Park
Independence Day Parade

(Monday, July 5)

This is a tradition for Jing Ying Institute and a test of willpower and endurance for our students! As we march, we carry our banner, perform Lion Dance, pull the drums, play the drums, cymbals and gong, perform with weapons and perform empty hand techniques. We give our all for the crowd and they seem to appreciate our efforts. I don't think any group works harder than our students!  Everyone helps out. People take turns playing the lion (definitely a hot job!), performing, pouring water on each other to keep cool and handing out trinkets to the crowd.

All students and family members are invited to march in the parade. Join us at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church on Benfield Rd no later than 9:30 am (you can arrive as early at 8). You will not be able to park at the church. Park nearby in the neighborhood and walk over. The parade is scheduled to start at 10 and will end at Cypress Creek Park. There will be a festival at the park until 1:30 pm. There will be lots of food, entertainment, activities and more. Jing Ying will demonstrate (usually somewhere between noon and 1 pm). Bring your bathing suit and join us at the Community Center Pool for some swimming afterwards.

Photos from a previous year


The wait begins


Almost to the street


And we're off!


The Lion entertains the crowd


Warming up the crowd at Cypress Creek Park


The lions kick off the demo


Jose with Southern Fist


Glen with Spear


Temple with tricks


Billy with Shaolin Fist


Mike with mantis


Quest with tricks


Aaron with short staff


Phoenix with tricks


Thomas and Erik with Dragon Fist


Shifu with Monkey Staff


Demo is over - time to hit the pool!

 

Taking a break after the long march and resting up for the demo

See photos from other years:

2003 Severna Park Independence Day Parade

2004 Severna Park Independence Day Parade

 2005 Severna Park Independence Day Parade

2006 Severna Park Independence Day Parade

2007 Severna Park Independence Day Parade

2008 Severna Park Independence Day Parade

This Year's Severna Park Independence Day Parade