Members of a local drum band are ecstatic about attending a special event this weekend.

The Pride of Glenville Marching Band is heading to Washington, D.C.

They’ll participate in a modern-day version of 1963′s March on Washington. Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his iconic “I Have a Dream Speech” during the march five decades ago.

The Pride of Glenville drum band was not only invited to march in the event, but they will actually lead the parade on Saturday, August 24.

WERE AM Mobile App 2020


Text CLEVELAND to 23845 to join our text club to join our sister station 93.1 WZAK's text club be notified first of contests, breaking news and more in The LAND!

Click Here To Listen Yellow

The National Action Network and Al Sharpton invited the band to participate.

Church pastor, Dr. Andrew Clark said, “We’re excited about this opportunity of representing our city, and our community and the faith community.”

He promised that the drum band, also called the “friendliest drum line in Cleveland,” will send a positive message about job and educational opportunities that are being made available to African-Americans.

CLICK HERE to read story

article courtesy of


LOCAL NEWS: Dream Realized For Local Marching Band  was originally published on

Also On WERE-AM 1490:
A Photo Book Into The Life Of Civil Rights Icon & Congressman John Lewis
24 photos