Thanksgiving dinner for members of Center Grove’s marching band will be served in New York next year and will come after the band has performed in a parade seen by millions across the country.
Center Grove’s marching band has been selected as one of about a dozen bands to perform in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2014. On Wednesday night, officials from the Macy’s parade met with the 150 members of the Center Grove Marching Trojans to tell them they would be going to New York next year for the parade.
Center Grove’s auditorium, filled with band members’ friends and family who had just seen the students’ spring concert, cheered and applauded after hearing the news from the parade’s creative director, Wesley Whatley.
“We only select the very best of the best, and that’s why I’ve flown here, to invite Center Grove High School. Congratulations,” Whatley said to the band.