ALEXANDER CITY, AL (WSFA)- They call
themselves the Pride of Alex City. The Benjamin Russell High
School Wildcat marching band is getting ready to do their thing in front of a
big TV audience of around 10 million people, not to mention the thousands who
will line the parade route.
The venue? The
McDonald's Thanksgiving Day parade in Chicago, Illinois!
really excited," said band director Dale Bloodworth.
submitted the application 11 months ago and within 24 hours Bloodwood had
gotten word his 150 member band had been chosen to be the ONLY Alabama high
school band to participate. The parade will consist of just 14 high school
bands from across the country.
really a great honor. A lot of it was based on the fact that we dress sharp and
look good," Bloodworth said.