Union Pines Band Hopes to Play at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
The Union Pines High School Marching Vikings could be performing in one of the biggest parades in the world next year.
The marching band has applied for a spot in the 2011 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. It is a highly competitive process, and band members spent three snow days completing the application.
Selection to the iconic event — which draws tens of millions of television viewers — would be another huge accomplishment for the program. The band will march in the National Independence Day Parade in Washington, D.C., this summer.
If the Macy’s parade becomes a reality, the band will need some help.
It is expected that spending Thanksgiving in New York City would cost between $500 and $700.
The band has a slew of live performances and fundraisers scheduled over the next few months. They include craft and bake sales and performances at various restaurants where proceeds are donated.
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