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Second Time Arounders 6th Annual Chili Cook-Off Feb. 1, 2014


Join The Second Time Arounders Marching Band with your best chili recipe! Their 6th Annual Chili Cook-Off on February 1, at Ferg’s Sports Bar in downtown St. Petersburg (1320 Central Avenue) is shaping up to be the best yet! And you can enter your favorite recipe and the chance to win fabulous prizes including weekend getaways at the Tradewinds or Vinoy, and valuable gift cards.

The Chili Cook-Off is one of the Band’s largest fundraisers to raise funds for the University of Tampa scholarships the Band sponsors…and it’s A LOT of fun! All the chili you can eat, DJ, dancing, plus great raffle prizes throughout the event! You can ENTER the cook-off for $25 and that gets you all the chili you can eat and drinks! And if you just want to eat, we need eaters too! Cost is $10 for all the chili you can eat.

And if you’ve ever marched in a high school, college, or military marching band, please consider joining the Rounders! If you enjoyed it then, join them today and do it all over again now! The Second Time Arounders Marching Band was started with YOU in mind…32 years ago!

Find out all about the Band, how it works and meet some of the members at the New Member Orientation immediately PRIOR to the Chili Cook-Off at 11am - also at Ferg’s on February 1.

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The Rounders perform locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally! The Band has marched in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Calgary Stampede, and the Conch Festival in Key West, just to name a few!

Their season officially starts February 18, see for details.

For additional information on the Chili Cook—Off, please contact Shelly Anderson at email: or

For additional information on the New Member Orientation, please cpontact David Jamieson at or call 727-421-0520.

The Greater St. Petersburg, Awesome, Original, Second Time Arounders Marching Band, founded in 1983 by Bill Findeison, the conductor, and Herb Melleney, then director of the Festival of States, was formed to perform for the Festival of States celebration in St. Petersburg, Florida. With over 500 members ranging in age from 18 to 84 and performing 5-7 times per year, the band only requires experience in a High School or college marching band.

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