WEST CHESTER, OH (FOX19) - The Lakota West Marching Firebirds are making final preparations for their debut performance at the 2013 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
After months of practice and fundraising, the 300-member band held one final practice Sunday night before departing Monday morning.
The Marching Firebirds are one of only 13 marching bands across the nation selected to play in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Approximately 270 Lakota West students will represent their community in New York City on Thursday. The three-hour, televised parade begins at 9 a.m.