Peninsula Band Wins Spot in Macy's Thanksgiving Parade

Homestead High Marching Band is Big Apple-Bound

By Jessica Greene
|  Tuesday, Apr 27, 2010  |  Updated 5:32 PM PDT
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Corporations haven't been shy advertising in the annual parade. Ronald McDonald makes his way through Times Square during the 76th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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A Bay Area high school marching band is on a high note after receiving word that they'll be participating in one of the most-watched parades in the country.

Cupertino's Homestead High School found out Tuesday that they'll be marching in the 2011 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. They beat out more than 150 other talented bands nationwide to be selected as one of the 10 bands for net year's parade.

"The band is an example of a program consistently performing at very high levels over a prolonged period of time." said Graham Clark, principal of Homestead High School. "The disciple, athletic ability and musical talents of the students are amazing. The level of parent and community support of the music program at Homestead is also inspiring."

The Macy's Parade Band Committee reviews all the applications and looks for bands that have great musical and marching ability and can represent on the national stage of the New York City streets.

Sure, Nov. 24, 2011 sounds like a pretty far away date, and we don't recommend thawing out the turkey yet but the band will put the months ahead to good use rehearsing and raising money for the trip.

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