"Unfortunately, COVID won."
Saying it's not really sunk in even for the Harvest of Harmony board, Grand Island Chamber of Commerce President Cindy Johnson announced the cancellation of the 79th Harvest of Harmony Parade and Field Competition.
"What it really came down to was taking our lead from the Nebraska State Bandmasters Association. We expected their decision to be made July 26th and they made it yesterday. They cancelled their event, the State Band Competition, as well as the sanctioned events. As a result of that, Lincoln Public cancelled their event and we're cancelling ours today."
Cindy Johnson sat down with Colleen Williams to talk about all the factors that went into making this difficult decision.
Click here to watch live coverage of the 78th Annual Harvest of Harmony Parade. (2019)
Click here to read the announcement from the Nebraska State Bandmasters Association on the 202 marching season.