Photo courtesy of James Jantos

Photo courtesy of James Jantos

Mercer Island High School marching band loves a parade | Photos

Band performs in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Wednesday, November 29, 2023 11:50am
  • Northwest

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Mercer Island High School’s marching band hit the big time in the Big Apple by performing in the 97th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.

The band also appeared on the “Today Show” on NBC to highlight its performance in the immense event.

Two days after performing in the parade, sophomore clarinet player Jackson Denman supplied some insight into the memorable, connecting and hard-working experience that occurred between the band members in NYC:

“A specific moment that I enjoyed was the beginning of the marching cadence when we stepped off. As soon as the drumline started up, it was almost as if a link had formed between every band member as we all knew the skills that we had to do and how to execute them with accuracy and precision. It gives a feeling like no other, and I wish that more people can have the chance to experience the same thing.”

Denman praised the band directors and committee members for their diligent planning to bring the rewarding trip to fruition. Photo courtesy of James Jantos


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Mercer Island High School’s marching band hit the big time in the Big Apple by performing in the 97th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. The band also appeared on the Today Show on NBC to highlight its performance in the immense event. Photo courtesy of James Jantos

Mercer Island High School’s marching band hit the big time in the Big Apple by performing in the 97th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. The band also appeared on the Today Show on NBC to highlight its performance in the immense event. Photo courtesy of James Jantos

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