SHERBURNE – Last Friday, an exhausted yet elated Sherburne-Earlville High School musical emissary returned home after a six-day stint in New York City. Meaghan Weinell represented her school in front of millions of Americans during the 86th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the largest Thanksgiving day parade in the nation. The parade drew millions of Americans across the nation to TV sets.
After acing an audition earlier this year, Weinell won a spot among some of the most talented young musicians in the country, who composed this year’s annually selected Macy’s Great American Marching Band. The marching band constituted nearly 250 high schoolers, including the color guard, assembled from all corners of the nation.
“It was the most amazing thing I have ever done,” Weinell exclaimed. “There were band members from every state. I had roommates from Michigan and South Dakota.”