The 2014 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will feature the marching band from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School. The surprise announcement thrilled students and families gathered for a concert last week.
“I make it my business to look across the country and identify the music programs that are the finest in the country,” said Wesley Whatley, the parade’s creative director and head of the band selection committee.
More than 175 bands applied and only 10 were chosen for the iconic New York City parade, known for its balloons, floats and celebrity guests.
Dunbar’s marching band last participated in the parade in 2007.