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West Johnston High band to march in Macy's parade

Posted November 21, 2008 2:44 p.m. EST

— 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.”