Today, the Woodland High School Wildcat Marching Band, was selected to perform in the 2018 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. This will mark the first Parade appearance by the band. The Woodland High School Wildcat Marching Band will join the Parade to the call of Let’s Have a Parade, the iconic phrase that has signaled the start of every Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade since 1924.

Each year, the Macy’s Parade Band Committee looks for bands that have the stage presence as well as musical and marching abilities to captivate more than 3.5 million live spectators and more than 50 million viewers. The Woodland High School Wildcat Marching Band was selected from more than 100 applicants as one of 10 bands to march in the 92nd edition of the annual holiday spectacle. The band will join the revelry along with other iconic Macy’s staples: floats, giant character balloons, clowns, and superstar performers galore on Thanksgiving Day 2018.

The Woodland High School Wildcat Marching Band will spend the next 18 months planning for their Parade appearance. Rehearsals and creative fundraising events not only bring the school and the community closer but also prepare the students for the march of a lifetime.

For 90 years, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has given thanks to its loyal fans. More than 5,000 Macy’s employees and dedicated volunteers work tirelessly to create a spectacular event that entertains the cheerful crowds and provides joy to millions at home watching on Thanksgiving Day. Stretching down a more than two-mile-long route in New York City, the spectacle is alive with gleaming color, music, and smiles.

We will have more on Bartow’s Morning News tomorrow.