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Marching Band Trip to Philadelphia

  • WHEN:
  • Tuesday, November 20, 2012
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91st Annual Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade
GLHS Band to March in 2012 Philadelphia Thanksgiving Parade

Many will celebrate this Thanksgiving Day with family around their table. However, more than 100 Gahanna Lincoln High School Marching Band students (and boosters) will celebrate as participants of the 91st annual Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 22. The parade is the oldest and among the largest in the nation.

The parade begins at 8:30 a.m., and ends approximately at noon. Be sure to keep a sharp eye for the GLHS band as they take to the streets of Philadelphia in full regalia under the direction of Rob Cebriak. UPDATE: The local ABC6/WSYX affiliate is not carrying the national broadcast feed; however, a live video stream is available from the Philadelphia-area ABC-TV affiliate WPVI:

The parade route, along Benjamin Franklin Parkway, is 1.4 miles long and winds through many of the city’s biggest attractions, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the historic Philadelphia City Hall complex. The students will be accompanied by colorful, massive floats and balloons, plus hundreds of performers, including: choirs, dance groups, and other guests to formally usher Philadelphia, and the nation, into the holiday season.

Trip Itinerary Highlights

Video courtesy of our Facebook friend and GLHS alumna Crystal Hunter.

The band is scheduled to return home, to GLHS,
at approximately 7 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 24. Click
here to download the full trip itinerary.
Facebook: Gahanna Bands

For more information, contact the GJPS Office of Communications or
Rob Cebriak at 614-478-5519.
Tuesday, Nov. 20
  • The Lions depart from GLHS on a chartered motorcoach, with a brief stop in historic Gettysburg, PA.
  • A 2 p.m., a stop at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center.
  • At 4:30 p.m., continue onward to Philadelphia, with an anticipated 7:30 p.m., arrival time.
Wednesday, Nov. 21
  • After breakfast, a tour of historic Philadelphia including, but not limited to: Independence and Congress halls; and, the Liberty Bell site.
Thursday, Nov. 22
  • The band will assemble at JFK Boulevard and Ben Franklin Parkway for the parade.
  • After lunch, an additional sightseeing tour. The day concludes with a catered buffet-style traditional Thanksgiving dinner.

In addition to staff and Gahanna Lincoln Instrumental Music Boosters (GLIMB) serving as chaperones, private security will be on hand at the hotel during the evening and early-morning hours.

Updated: Nov. 22, 2012 | 8:03 pm
No additional information available.
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