Band marches in parade, tours Chicago

Published 9:31 am Thursday, December 14, 2017

After traveling 14 hours overnight to Chicago, the members of the Davie County High School War Eagle Marching Band had a busy, educational and fun time.

They enjoyed a performance by the Chicago Symphony, watched the Blue Man Group, went to the Navy Pier, the science museum and Shedd’s Aquarium, shopped Michigan Avenue, attended a fancy dinner and dance party in the Grand Sheraton Ballroom with all 1,200 high school students who were also in Chicago to march in the parade, enjoyed the views overlooking the city at night from Hancock Tower (an experience similar to the Empire State         Building), took an architectural boat tour and went on a dinner cruise for their Thanksgiving meal.

“We were very honored to be invited to march in the parade and to take such         a wonderful trip and experience  the great city of Chicago for Thanksgiving,” said Andrew Jimerson, director. “A special thanks to all of those in the community who participated in our fundraisers for the trip.”