ENTERS MARINA HOLIDAY BOAT PARADE — River Galley Cruises is entering its Rachel G (above), an 85-foot, 149-passenger vessel in the 42nd annual Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade, planned for Saturday, December 11th.

River Galley Cruises plans to enter the music category. The 15-to-20-member Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies (LACES) Jazz Band will perform on the boat during the boat parade. The band is led by music director Mark Monarch.

“Director Monarch is already working out the holiday list of melodies to play,” said Diane Weissburg of River Galley Cruises.

“They will play jazz before and after the parade and holiday music during the parade. The company that chartered the boat, City News Service, is very happy. LACES is a high-level, advanced magnet school.”

A regular entrant in the annual Marina boat parade, Weissburg admitted that “best big band” is the only award that she has not won.

Boat parade information, (310) 670-7130 or www.mdrboatparade.org