West Harrison shines in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
A Thanksgiving highlight for many families on the Mississippi Gulf Coast was getting to see the West Harrison High School marching band perform in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
The group was one of just seven marching bands chosen from throughout the nation. After weeks of practice, the Hurricanes were more than ready to march into the spotlight when the time came.
Today, News 25 caught up with the parents of some of those young musicians to talk about what it was like watching their children perform on a national stage. Brian Parkman said,“My daughter Leia is a senior at West Harrison. She plays the trumpet. My daughter Nicole is in the ninth grade. She plays the flute.”
Shelia Parkman said, “We were so excited because it’s a tradition in our family to watch the Macy’s Day Parade. I never would have thought that they would be in the Macy’s Day Parade. It was overwhelming. We also watched it two times. We recorded it and we watched it over and over and we paused it.”
Leia, Nicole, and the rest of the West Harrison High School marching band performed in front of an estimated television audience of 50 million people.
Congratulations Hurricanes on a job well done!