Three, South Dakota high school students will be making the trek from Brookings to Broadway later this week to perform in the Macy's Great American Marching Band that will be part of the annual Thanksgiving Day parade.

KSFY TV reports the three Brookings Bobcat Band Members get the honor of joining 250 other students from across the country to perform in what has become "one of the world's largest parades," the annual Macy's Day Thanksgiving Day Parade this Thursday in New York City.

Patrick Powers, a senior from Brookings, told KSFY, "I am pretty excited, you get to meet new people, learn a lot of different things from different people from around the country. It's going to be really cool."

Joining Powers in this year's parade will be, senior, Dylan Herrig, and junior, Abigayle Davis. Both Brookings students are equally as excited, shocked, and somewhat nervous for the opportunity, just like Powers.

As KSFY reports, the last time a Brookings High School student was represented during the Macy's Day Parade was back to the early 2000's. But, thanks to an email sent from Brookings High School band director Ronald Stary, that is about to change.

All three of the Bobcat Band Members are very thankful to be given this opportunity to help put little known Brookings, South Dakota, on the map during a national stage this Thursday.

The three students are still out there fundraising for their band booster program. If you would like to make a donation to help support their trip, get all the details here.

Source: KSFY TV

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