ST. CLAIRSVILLE — You get up on Thanksgiving morning, the turkey is within the oven and also you activate the TV to your annual viewing of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
This 12 months, you will note college students who’ve traveled all the way in which from the Ohio Valley to carry out within the parade. Along with three Union Native band members, Casey Kadylak and Rowan Flanagan, members of the St. Clairsville Excessive College Band, might be amongst greater than 220 band members from throughout the nation that had been chosen to carry out with the Macy’s Nice American Marching Band.
Flanagan and Kadylak first needed to ship in an audition tape that demonstrated their enjoying and marching skills.
Kadylak, a senior band member and considered one of two drum majors stated, “I can’t wait to get to New York and begin working with the band. Attending to carry out with the Macy’s Band might be one thing I’ll keep in mind for the remainder of my life.”
This 12 months, Kadylak carried out a baritone solo within the “Crimson Satan” band’s aggressive present “You’re Invited,” which earned the very best score of Superior on the Ohio Music Schooling Affiliation’s state marching band finals.
Flanagan, who can be a senior member of the band and captain of the colour guard, which completed in first place and earned straight superior rankings at each competitors and their highest rating at school historical past, stated, “I’m very grateful for the chance to carry out within the parade.
“I feel will probably be a once-in-a-lifetime expertise! Studying flag and rifle takes hours of follow, however the alternatives it unlocks and the locations you get to journey and see make it so price it! Twirling down the streets of New York Metropolis goes to be unbelievable,” she added.
When each college students return from New York, they’ll have one other parade to carry out in with the St. Clairsville band as they journey to Disney and Common Studios in Florida.
Flanagan and Kadylak be part of different St. Clairsville alumni band members who’ve marched with the Macy’s Nice American Marching Band, together with Leandra Reed, Joel Panas, Caleb McKeegan and Badyn Woodford. Each Flanagan and Kadylak hope to encourage their friends to take possibilities and attain their targets as they’re.
The Union Native college students who will take part this 12 months are junior Brody Roman, senior Jessica McCormick and junior Carson Phillips.