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Patriots Are Parade Bound

April 19, 2007, 1:30 PM by Shawn Neisteadt

Patriots Are Parade Bound
Some Sioux Falls students are preparing for a surprise trip to the Big Apple, and an appearance on national television. 

Many Lincoln Patriots were a little apprehensive when marching into a classroom full of cameras and unfamiliar faces. But they soon learned a big secret. 

Bill Schermerhorn, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Director says, "It is my honor and privilege to announce that the Lincoln High School Marching Band from South Dakota will be in the 2008 Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade." 

The invitation caught students and teachers off guard. 

"I was just excited. I was just ecstatic,” said Mateya Basche, a sophomore clarinet player. 

Band Director Bob Carlson says, "Oh, it's exciting. New York City, there is nothing like New York City, Every night on Letterman they always say 'new York City, the greatest city in the world' and it really is. There is nothing quite like New York City.” 

This won't be Lincoln High School's first trip to New York. They were invited to perform in the Parade in 1994 and again in 2000. 

Basche says, "We won every competition this year. We're the best apparently." 

These musicians have reason to be confident. 300 schools across the country submitted tapes, just ten were selected to be in the parade. But this celebration can't last too long. The band has a lot of money to raise and routines to practice in the next 18 months. 

"It's about a three minute routine that we do in front of the store there. We have to put that together and a lot of speed marching to get ready for the parade," says Carlson. 

But for now, these proud patriots are ready to party.

A committee of eight people watches the tapes to determine what schools will be invited to the parade. One of those on the committee said he instantly knew they wanted Lincoln in the parade.

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