SAN ANTONIO — A San Antonio high school marching band is getting ready for the national spotlight. The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade chose Reagan High School's band to perform at the holiday tradition- and the school celebrated with a send-off Wednesday.
Reagan High School's marching band knows it takes teamwork to play in harmony.
"It’s a really amazing community, we’re all kind of a family together," said Markham Brown, a senior who plays bass trombone.
Now they'll bring that spirit to the streets of New York City in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The talented musicians know what it's like to perform for an audience, but this is a new adventure.
"On the podium, I get to see the whole show, be a part of it, I feel everybody watching, but I don’t get nervous- it's really exciting," said senior Jacob Brockett, who plays alto saxophone.
There's plenty of fanfare surrounding the big day, but for right now, the students are focused on the basics.
"Straight lines, being in straight lines, playing the right notes, because with parades it's different," said senior Ellina Fisher, who plays trumpet. "There’s people two feet away from you so you have to stress those lines, having good technique."
They're looking forward to showing the world San Antonio can bring the beat.
"The performance itself is going to be really amazing," Brown said. "Parades are fun traditions for some people so seeing the joy it brings as they’re passing by will be really exciting.”
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