With an invitation to march in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, five Leavitt marching band students are finally getting their big break.



On November 19-24, six people from Maine are going to perform in the Macy’s Day Parade. Five out of those six kids are band members from our own Leavitt Area High School Marching Band.

The students going to perform in the parade are Dustin Harrison, one of the school’s drum majors, Michael Hunter, a snare drummer for the marching band, Allison Neal, a trombone player, Emily Hunter, a co-captain for Leavitt’s color guard team, and Allison Hunter, a color guard member.

Dustin Harrison, a senior and one of the two Leavitt drum majors is very excited to march in the parade. Dustin plays trumpet and has been playing it for the past nine years.

Michael Hunter, who is a sophomore at our school is going to be playing the marching snare drum at the Macy’s parade. Michael has played in the percussion section for four years and is excited, but yet nervous at the same time to be marching in the upcoming parade.

Allison Neal, has been dedicated to the trombone since fourth grade, and is now a senior. Ally isn’t that worried about the parade, but is really excited. “I am excited to have the opportunity again because when I was a freshman, my sister had the opportunity to go to California and we were the only people from Maine to go,” says Ally.

Emily Hunter, is a senior and co-captain of the color guard team this year has been in color guard for two years. Emily and her sister Allison Hunter has proudly accepted the offer to march as color guard member in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Allison Hunter, is a sophomore who has been on Leavitt’s color guard for four years, is very very excited for Thanksgiving to come so she can march in the parade. “I have dreamed about doing something big with color guard,” says Allison, “This came up so I took it as an opportunity.”

Everyone is really excited and nervous to go but are very proud to be representing Leavitt and the state of Maine.


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