WHS Color Guard members to perform in Macy’s Day Parade in NYC
Post date: Nov 03, 2015 7:57:24 PM
Three Wells High School Color Guard members, Adrienne Perron, Anna Libby, and Mallory Cashman have been accepted to be members in Macy’s Great American Marching Band performing in the 2015 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.
The Macy’s Great American Marching Band is an all-star band comprised of the best musicians, ‘flags’, and dancers from all over the United States. Each year, approximately 185 musicians plus 40 “flags” and dancers pass an audition to be accepted into this band.
“It is an immense honor to be chosen, but to have three students accepted from the same school is an even bigger honor,” commented Wells Guard Programs Director Bailey Smith. According to Smith, Perron and Cashman will be on the flag line and Libby will be dancing. Libby and Perron performed with the group last year and were invited again this year. This is Cashman’s first year in the all-star band to be viewed by millions on national television.
The three color guard members along with Smith as chaperone will leave for New York City on November 20th. They will spend the week rehearsing and learning two new routines, one of which will be performed by them in Herald Square. While in NYC they will be able to do some sightseeing, attend a leadership seminar and experience Les Miserables on Broadway.
“The entire Wells-Ogunquit Community School District has been extremely supportive and proud of these three young ladies,” commented Smith. “Our town and our state could not have better representation. These ladies are the best of the best.”
According to Smith, there is still a financial obligation for the students and chaperone to meet in order to travel to New York and perform. If any business or individual wishes to contribute to this trip, a donation check can be made payable to “Wells Color Guard” with “Macy’s” in the memo line. Donations can be mailed to: Bailey Smith; Wells High School; 200 Sanford Rd; Wells, ME 04090.
From left to right are Mallory Cashman, Adrienne Perron, Anna Libby and Wells Guard Programs Director Bailey Smith