While most bands at this time of year are looking forward to finishing up a successful marching band season, the Kenton Ridge Band is fine-tuning for a once in a lifetime experience, marching in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. Besides preparing for marching in front of over three million spectators along the three-mile parade route, the band is also concentrating on the 1 minute and 15 second performance in front of the world-famous Macy’s Department store. This performance will be broadcast live to a NBC audience of over 40 million. KRHS is one of only 11 bands and the only high school band from Ohio to perform in this year’s parade.
Due to numerous, generous donations the band has recently purchased eight new sousaphones which will help make the school’s Macy’s Day debut extra special. The Band and band supporters totaling 322 people will depart Kenton Ridge High School on Monday, November 19th via seven charter buses for New York City. A week long itinerary including sightseeing and the opportunity to attend several Broadway shows will be included to help make this an unforgettable learning experience. The Band, Kenton Ridge, and the entire Northeastern Local School District would like to thank our community for the outpouring of support and encouragement as the band prepares to make our district and community proud!