West Johnston High band to march in Macy's parade

Posted November 21, 2008

— The West Johnston High School marching band will take part in the 82nd annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York next Thursday.

The band is among 10 high school bands selected from hundreds of applicants nationwide to perform in the annual event. Each band must submit a video of past performances to determine marching abilities, maneuvering and sound, as well as letters of recommendation, band competition history and a biography of the band’s director.

“What would a parade be without a great marching band?” Bill Schermerhorn, director of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, said in a statement. “We are thrilled that the West Johnston High School band will be joining the Macy’s parade family this year.”


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  • My-Humble-Opinion2 Nov 21, 2008

    I know several of the students marching in this parade and they have worked very hard. They should be very proud of themselves and their accomplishment. I can't wait to hear their wonderful stories about this experience that they will remember a lifetime.

  • tgw Nov 21, 2008

    God bless them all-students and parents-how exciting to be in New York for the holidays. New York is a lovely place decorated for Christmas. Have a safe trip.

  • wiiwouldliketoplay22 Nov 21, 2008

    I am so proud to have this group of students represent West Johnston High School and the community. I hope everyone will watch the parade and cheer them on. They have worked incredibly hard on both the music and the show.