While everyone is preparing or enjoying their meal this morning for Thanksgiving, Nogales High School Noble Regiment Band is geared up and ready for their performance in the 82nd Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.
The La Puente school band is one of only 10 bands taking part, and the only west coast school band. 140 student band members will be led by band director Brad Pollock performing “Mambo” from West Side Story.
The telecast of the parade begins at 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in each U.S. time zone. The students practiced over 7,500 hours, about 312 days straight, to prepare for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
They were able to raise funds to fly the 140 students as well as transport cross country by semi-truck the more than 1,000 instruments, 140 uniforms, two ATV vehicles, and other supplies.