Fremont County All-State Band members headed east for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

By Ernie Over, managing editor, 

(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Thirty-Nine marching band members from both Riverton and Lander Valley high schools are heading to Cheyenne for a final practice this weekend prior to traveling to New York City Monday and appearing in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Nov. 22nd. The local students are members of the Wyoming All State Marching Band. The group will return home on Nov. 24th.

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will be telecast on Thursday morning by NBC. The Wyoming All State Marching Band will be the 10th band in the parade, appearing after the half-way mark. KCWY-TV, Channel 13 in Casper will telecast the parade beginning at 9:00 a.m. Thursday morning. Pre-parade activities are also planned for NBC’s Today show, which airs at 7:00 a.m. and highlights from the parade will be to telecast at 2 p.m., according to station officials.

While in New York City, the band members are also scheduled to visit the Statue of Liberty, take in a Broadway show, receive a “behind the scenes” tour at Radio City Music Hall prior to attending the RCMH Christmas Spectacular and visiting the “Top of the Rock” at Rockefeller Center. After Thursday’s parade, the All-State Band members will also visit Times Square and take a walking tour of the Theatre District, and take a city tour including Harlem, Little Italy, China Town and Greenwich Village.

Riverton’s marching musicians are:

Jesse Cassity, Sierra Cassity, Kacey Clark, Gillian Fahey, Samantha Farris, Travis Fisher, Casey Hinkle, Chance Hinkle, Michaela Kechter, Olivia Mercer, Morgan Miller, Sean Morrison, Rhett Rogge, Kathryn Thayer and Christie Wildcat.

Lander Valley’s marching musicians are:
Drew Gramlich, Clay Gookin, Amanda Harrenga, Rene Harrenga, Amanda Mathews, Breana Hamilton, Haley Mele, Tristan Herr, Abby Mann-Wood, Leah Brown, Alex Kaiser, Katilyn Zuber, Courtney Derby, Nateal Hemingway, Valerie Morris, Madi Smithbaker, Claire Green, Kaili Hampton, Morghan Huff, “Nathan” Walter Womack, Brooke Berg, Necha Cole, Jenna Redman and Alyssa Lougue.