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West Johnston H.S. Band To Play In Macy's Parade

Posted April 20, 2007

— West Johnston High School will get some national exposure in November.

The school learned Friday that its band has been invited to be a part of the 2008 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

The band was selected out of hundreds of nationwide applicants for one of 10 marching band performing slots in the 2008 edition of the annual holiday spectacular.


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  • cebluvstjz Apr 23, 2007

    I cant believe now that i am gone they are going but i guess its whatever, but they better be good, and make the school look amazing like it was when i was there.

  • Sunmom47 Apr 23, 2007

    I was a Band Parent/Chaperone for the first 4 years of this band! They are a great group of kids and wonderful directors!
    Good Luck to them in the Macy's Day Parade for I am still remembering our trip to the Inaugural Parade in 2005!!!!!!!!

  • WJHSBassClarinet2009 Apr 22, 2007

    We've worked so hard toward this. And we finnaly made it!
    This is such and achivement for the entire band I can't waith until my senior year when we go to New York City!
    Diana Adams

  • djofraleigh Apr 22, 2007

    Good luck and great fun to the kids in the band.
    Cary High band got to go to the Rose Bowl.
    The honor diminishes when you are invited to a party
    and find you have to raise the money to pay for it all.
    NYC is getting the good of this deal.
    Raleigh needs some event to have hundreds of people pay
    to come here and pay to stay in our hotels, buy food at our restaurants, and bring a crowd to watch. How?

  • IteachforJesus Apr 21, 2007

    Ooohhh...I did that in 1994. It was FREEZING!! but a lot of fun. Watch out for rats in the subways!! Congratulations!

  • NCTeacher Apr 20, 2007

    Congratulations! And good luck!

  • BIG YAWN Apr 20, 2007

    Maybe WRAL will give you some money!

  • historian1 Apr 20, 2007

    If you guys are going to have any fund raisers you should post them on this forum while it is fresh.

  • vitameatavegamin Apr 20, 2007

    Yeah! That's MY baby going to NYC!!! Woo-Hoo!

  • stanley104 Apr 20, 2007

    Congratulations! It'll be nice to see some local talent in the parade! But at first, the article mentions "in November" so I was thinking this November -- 2007. But then I realized, its NEXT November (2008). Either way, that'll give plenty of time for practice and for the excitement to build. Again, congrats!