Thursday, the Lafayette High Marching Band will have the honor to march in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. Over 200 members left the Hub city on Monday for this once in a lifetime opportunity. Assistant band director James Cork told KLFY-TV it's an absolute honor.
"To represent our state and school and such high level at a nationally recognized parade, we're just really excited about it and it's amazing for these students," said Cork.
The band is directed by Scotty Walker and has received several national honors under his direction. Lafayette High is one of 12 bands invited to march in this year’s parade and Assistant Drum Major Payton Boutte told KLFY TV came as a complete surprise when they found out a year ago.
"We went into the auditorium, Mr. Walker was like we are doing a meeting, some excuse, they had a guy from Macy's and he started talking about how big Macy's is and then he said you are guys are going, then confetti started lying, it was really awesome."
Hopefully, they have warm clothes, temperatures will be in the low to mid 20s in New York for Thanksgiving Day.