PLYMOUTH (WWJ) – A big honor for the Plymouth-Canton High School Marching Band–as it expected to be the first Michigan high school band to ever perform in the Thanksgiving Day Macy’s Parade in New York City.

One hundred and eighty members of the Plymouth-Canton band will board seven buses Monday night bound for the Big Apple.

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Band Director Dave Armbruster tells WWJ Newsradio 950’s Beth Fisher that he is excited to be a part of the annual parade.

“We’re extremely proud of the kids, you know they had a great performance at state .. they earned top honor … we were second overall in the state and took  best music and couldn’t ask for a better way to end the season,” said Armbruster.

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High school senior Jamie Aneshansel plays the flute…and is excited.

“It’s going to be very big, I’ve watched the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade every year since I can remember, and it’s a big honor to be actually in it,” said Aneshansel.

Aneshansel and other band members are looking forward to seeing a Broadway show, and other sites in New York.

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“Kind of nervous …(why?) it’s a lot of people,” said freshman David Chung.