Centerville Jazz Band picked to perform in 2020 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Centerville High School Jazz Band will perform in the 2020 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

In an announcement made public Wednesday, the band will represent Ohio.

The selection will mark the second parade appearance by the band. The first was in 1982.

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Centerville will join the parade to the call of “Let’s Have a Parade,” the iconic phrase that has signaled the start of every Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade since 1924.

Centerville was selected from more than 100 applicants as one of nine bands to march in the 94th edition of the parade.

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“Over the years, Centerville High School has carved out its own, unique voice in the marching arts, performing exciting jazz arrangements to the delight of crowds across the nation,” Wesley Whatley, creative producer, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, said in a prepared statement.

"The Macy's Band Selection Committee is always on the lookout for programs who set themselves apart and excel. We are thrilled and proud to welcome back The Centerville Jazz Band to the 2020 Macy's Parade." 
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Brandon Barrometti, director of bands at Centerville, said, “The Centerville Jazz Band is proud to once again return to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade after 38 years.”

Centerville will spend the next 18 months planning for their appearance, school officials said in the statement released Wednesday.

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