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Kentucky high school band selected to play in Macy’s parade

April 15, 2021 GMT

PARIS, Ky. (AP) — A central Kentucky high school marching band has been selected to play in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade next year, officials said.

The Bourbon County High School Marching Colonels will be one of nine high school bands selected to play in the 96th edition of the annual holiday parade in New York City in 2022, a statement from Macy’s said.

A Macy’s committee selects bands that have the stage presence and musical expertise to captivate an audience of millions across the country, the statement said.

“With intricate and challenging drill, ambitious musical programing and exciting performances that push the limits of the marching arts, Bourbon County High School Band ranks as one of the finest marching band programs in the country,” said Wesley Whatley, creative producer of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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The band will spend the next 18 months planning, rehearsing and fundraising to make the appearance.