Tuesday the Oak Ridge High School Band, in New York City for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, visited a a fire station to present them with the donations raised from the band’s Miracle on 34th Street fundraising campaign. The fundraising effort, benefiting the New York City Firefighter Brotherhood Foundation, was something our Oak Ridge kids undertook in November, to give something back to the city that is providing the band and ORHS with an opportunity to shine on a national stage.
The fire department they visited included a chalk board, now encased in glass (pictured above, to the left of Tyler Humphrey), with the shift schedule from 9-11-2001. It lists the captain and four others from that shift.
The band also took the opportunity to check out some of the parade route, including the performance area in front of Macy’s.
The weather forecast in New York City Thursday morning is blustery, with temperatures expected to be in the 40s, sustained winds up to 23 mph, and wind gusts up to 35 mph. Hold on to those hats!