Clovis North band to perform at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Macy's made a generous $10,000 donation to the band to help kick off fundraising efforts to cover the cost of the trip.

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- Some local students are getting the chance of a lifetime-- to be part of the famous Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.


- The Clovis North High School marching band has been chosen to represent the Golden State in the iconic parade in New York. The band members received the surprise announcement today. Director David Lesser has actually known about the upcoming performance for months now but because of the pandemic had to wait to reveal the news to his students. Several band members say they're excited but also nervous to perform on such a big stage.

CAMERON BLACK: As soon as I get onto the field, I start marching, I-- all the nerves go away because I'm there with my friends and family. But being in New York in front of that many people for a huge event, it's really nerve-racking.

- Well, they'll have some time to calm those nerves because the trip is not planned until 2022 for the 96th annual parade. Macy's made a generous $10,000 donation to help the band kick off fundraising efforts. The cost of the trip is expected to be $500,000 to cover a week's worth of lodging, meals, and some sightseeing in the Big Apple for the 175 students.