Parade poles can be heavy and difficult to handle while walking down the parade route. Aluminum poles are lighter in weight and just as strong as the heavier wood poles. These poles are recommended for use in marching bands and honor guard units that must move with the flags they honor. All of the aluminum poles are two-piece poles with anodized finishes. Each pole has a tight fitting machined joint to create an almost seamless connection. Rubber base molds on the end are designed for shock absorbing. The adjustable top bands allow freedom for attaching cord and tassels.