Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Walled Lake Central Marching Band in Macy's Parade

I didn't get the results I was hoping for in Michigan marching band championships, both official and unofficial.  Walled Lake Central's marching band not only did not win (Sanford Meridian's band did), it came in eighth.  However, the band has something else to look forward to, marching in tomorrow's Macy's Parade.  Here's the announcement from May 2014: WL Central's Marching Band to march in 2015 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Macy's Parade officials lead by Wesley Whatley, Creative Director of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade®and head of the Parade's Band selection committee made a special announcement inviting Michigan's Walled Lake Central High School Marching Band to the 2015 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Macy's Parade staff, worked secretly with school officials including band director David Rogers, to surprise members of the marching band with the news that they have been selected out of hundreds of nationwide applicants to be one of 10 marching bands in the 2015 Parade. The news was delivered at a special surprise gathering arranged by school staff.
I'll repeat what I said to Plymouth-Canton's band* four years ago: Have a great time in New York City. The world will be watching you.

*Plymouth-Canton's band has their own televised holiday event to look forward to; they're marching in the 2016 Rose Parade.  This is a good year for Michigan's top high school marching bands.

1 comment:

  1. Anyone wanting to see Walled Lake Central's performance at the Macy's Parade can see it embedded beneath the jump in Michigan marching bands parade in a new year.