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Park Vista band determined to perform in Macy's Thanksgiving Parade

Park Vista band determined to perform in Macy's Thanksgiving Parade
Posted at 10:27 PM, Aug 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-14 22:28:46-04

The Park Vista High School marching band is invited to be a part of this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade In New York City. But unless the students can raise the money they need to get them there, the trip may not happen.

Performer Sara Morales, a senior, says it’s a chance of a lifetime.

“This is something that we never would have thought we'd be able to do.”

The marching band was one of only 10 bands selected to perform in this year’s parade. It’s a huge honor. The only thing standing in their way is money.

Patrick Duncan, band director, says, “ The trip for us costs about 18-hundred dollars a student.”

With 225 students in the band, it’s going to cost more than 400-thousand dollars to get them there. They are still nearly 100-thousand dollars short.

Duncan says, “We are at crunch time so Macy's is here in November and we're going to be fundraising up until that point.”

“Not being able to go would probably be the worst feeling ever,” says Sara Morales. “ Cookie dough fundraisers and pillow fundraisers... we will do fundraisers for everything just to be able to support us to go on this trip.”

If you would like to help the Park Vista Marching Band go to New York, visit the band’s website