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Blue Springs band members learn life lessons at Macy's Parade

Credit: 41 Action News
Published on December 7, 2019 - Duration: 02:14s

Blue Springs band members learn life lessons at Macy's Parade

Blue Springs High School band students are looking back on their once-in-a-lifetime experience performing at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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Blue Springs band members learn life lessons at Macy's Parade

IT WAS A SHOW FOR THEAGES.THE ROCKETTES, THE BIGBALLOONS, AND OFCOURSE SANTA.HOWEVER A BAND FROBLUE SPRINGS GOT THEBEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE-- BECAUSE THEY WERE INIT.THE BLUE SPRINGS HIGHSCHOOL BAND WAS ONEOUT OF JUST NINECHOSEN TO PARTICIPATEIN THE MACY'STHANKSGIVING DAYPARADE.IT'S THE KIND OFEXPERIENCE THESTUDENTS WILL NEVERFORGET.41 ACTION NEWSREPORTER EMMA JAMESSHOWS US THEUNEXPECTED THINGSTHEY LEARNED ALONG THEWAY."You guys are going to the2019 Macy's Day Parade""Let's have a parade!"THIS IS THE MOMENT THEYFOUND OUT THEY WEREGOING.GRAHAM DETERDING, BLSPRINGS JUNIOR"I was just mindblown like weget to do that, it's so cool."MORE THAN 200 MEMBERSOF THE GOLDEN REGIMENTPACKED THEIR BAGS ANDMARCHED THE AVENUESOF THE BIG APPLE.EMMA DAY, BLUE SPRINGSSENIOR"It's just an experience youdon't really believe until itfinally gets there."SENIOR EMMA DAY SAYSONE OF THE THINGSSHE'LL NEVER FORGET ISSEEING THOUSANDS LINETHE STREETS AND THESKY.EMMA DAY, BLUE SPRINGSSENIOR"You just look up at theseskyscrapers you can't evensee the top of and they arefilled with people."THE 7-DAY TRIP WAS ABUSY ONE.STUDENTS GOT TO SEEWICKED ON BROADWAY,THE ROCKETTES, AND THE9/11 MEMORIAL.BAND DIRECTOR TIMALLSHOUSE SAYS IT'S AREAL CHANCE TO TEACHHIS STUDENTS SOME LIFESKILLS.TIM ALLSHOUSE, BANDDIRECTOR"The actual event is amazingpreparing for what it's reallylike to be in a professionalenvironment like that."STUDENTS ALSO GET ATASTE OF INDEPENDENCEIN THE BIG CITY.THEY GET TO EXPLORE AFEW BLOCKS AT A TIMEWITHOUT A CHAPERONE.LUKE DAVID, BLUE SPRINGSSENIOR"You're just free to traveltherewith friends and you just arereally on your own and it kindateaches you how to live anadult life instead of asupervised life."THE DAY OF THE PARADEIS A LONG ANDEXHAUSTING ONE.THE BAND HAD A 2 A-MWAKE UP CALL FOR THEIRQUICK, 10 MINUTE DRESSREHEARSAL.AND THEN IT'S SHOWTIME.TIM ALLSHOUSE, BANDDIRECTOR"In the moment you know it'sall up to them to do the joband they knocked it out of thepark."HE SAYS IT'SHEARTWARMING TO BE APART OF AN EXPERIENCEHE KNOWS THEY'LL NEVERFORGET.TIM ALLSHOUSE, BANDDIRECTOR"I think those kids can lookback and say man if I can dothat, I can do anything else."IN BLUE SPRINGS, EMMAJAMES, 41 ACTION NEWS.THIS WAS THE BAND'S 3RYEAR GOING TO THEPARADE... THEY SAY IT'SRARE FOR THE PARADE TOASK THE SAME SCHOOL TOPERFORM MULTIPLE TIM

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