By Ryan Yousefi
The Eagle Regiment Marching Band from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School seeks community support to fund their appearance at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City and welcomes the public’s support.
Steve Rivero and his son, Robbie, lead the Eagle Regiment with 162 students. According to Steve Rivero, they are set to make history as the first Broward County marching band to ever appear at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. This follows their participation in the London New Year’s Day Parade earlier this year.
The band recently claimed their first victory of the 2023 season at the Flanagan High School competition — a notable accomplishment.
The band, faculty, and family members have since been steadfastly preparing for the historic performance through rehearsals and extensive fundraising efforts to make the exceptional opportunity a reality. According to representatives, The cost of travel for band members, staff, and family members may be insignificant. However, the need to invest over $100,000 in new equipment and instruments is not, according to band representatives.
Those who wish to help the regiment make its way to New York to make their dream a reality may learn more about making donations via the school’s official webpage here.
- Ryan Yousefi has lived in Coral Springs for over 30 years. He has worked as a writer for multiples outlets over the years, including the Miami New Times where he has covered sports and culture since 2013. He holds a Bachelor's Degree and a Master's Degree in Business Healthcare Management from Western Governors University.
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