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Texas High School Marching Band to Perform in the Macy’s Parade

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Only one Texas high school marching band will perform in the 90th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and the honor goes to the Hendrickson High School Hawk Band. KVUE says that the group is already on their way to New York City with 12 trailers full of their instruments and luggage.

According to the PFISD website, the band was accepted two years ago, which gave them time to make travel arrangements and prepare for the massive parade. They were picked out of all of the applicants due to their showmanship and experience. Students have been working diligently after school to prepare songs like “Deep in the Heart of Texas” and “Sweet Caroline.”

NYC Tourist writes that the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade brings in 3.5 million audience members to New York City and attracts 50 million viewers on TV. The route covers 2.65 miles, a long walk for performers who must keep completely focused the whole time.

The Pflugerville community has embraced the opportunity with excitement. They participated in fundraising that brought in $775K and over 1000 community members are planning on attending the parade live in New York. Needless to say, Texas will be well-represented!