M.S. 53’s first Marching Band, under the direction of music teacher Aminah Majied, participated in the 2005 Memorial Day Parade on May 30. The band marched from Beach 129 Street to Beach 94 Street. Principal Claude Monereau and Assistant Principal Clarissa Rene marched along with the thirty-piece band which includes an eight-person flag twirling ensemble. The band performed “On Broadway”, “Beat It” and “March Heroic.” They also performed the school song, “We Can Do It” which was penned by Majied.