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Titan Band at NYC

MHS Titan Band Performs at the NYC Veterans Day Parade

Helping honor our nation’s veterans, the McDowell High School Band traveled to New York to march in the 99th annual New York City Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, Nov. 11. The parade is the largest commemoration of service in the nation, with participants from all over the U.S. marching up Fifth Avenue.

“It is an honor to host the best high school musicians in the country to participate in this annual tribute to the brave men and women who have served this great nation, and protected our way of life,” said Dan McSweeney, president of the United War Veterans Council, which produces the parade. “Participants and spectators alike are in store for a memorable experience, and we are proud that this younger generation of talented musicians is able to join us in fulfilling a debt of honor owed to our veterans.”
The parade kicked off at 11 a.m. from 26th Street and Fifth Avenue and proceeded up Fifth Avenue to 52nd Street. The McDowell High School Band joined more than 40,000 participants, including active duty military personnel, veterans of every U.S. war since World War II, veterans’ supporters and other marching bands from across the nation. All marched up New York City’s iconic Fifth Avenue in front of 500,000-plus parade spectators in the heart of the media capital of the world.

Leading the parade as grand marshal was astronaut Buzz Aldrin, a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War, which is especially meaningful as the U.S. Air Force is the parade’s featured service branch this year.

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Thanksgiving Holiday (School Closed)
Date: 11/23/2017
Thanksgiving Holiday (School Closed)
Date: 11/24/2017
WorkKeys Test for Seniors 8am
Date: 11/27/2017
Basketball with E. Burke (Home)
Date: 11/28/2017
Location: McDowell High School, 600 McDowell High School Rd, Marion, NC 28752, USA
PGC Outreach - 1st and 2nd Period
Date: 11/29/2017
Basketball @ Mitchell
Date: 12/1/2017
Location: Mitchell High School, 416 Ledger School Rd, Bakersville, NC 28705, USA
Basketball @ RS Central
Date: 12/5/2017
Location: R-S Central High School, 641 US-221, Rutherfordton, NC 28139, USA
Basketball @ E. Burke
Date: 12/7/2017
Location: East Burke High School, 3695 E Burke Blvd, Connelly Springs, NC 28612, USA


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