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Local band students chosen for Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade

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Three band students from a Murfreesboro high school were selected to perform in this year's Macy's Great American Marching Band in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Only eight students from across the state were chosen, three of which go to Siegel High School, including two seniors, baritone player Robert Spurlin and mellophone player Lauren Duvall, and one sophomore, Catherine Conway who plays trombone.

The band honors great high school musicians across the country from all 50 states.

Robert told News 2 another student who made it to New York last year inspired them to take part in the auditions.

"The audition process is somewhat lengthy, but not that bad. It's graded one through six, six being the hardest, and it has to be a four, five or six piece that's four minutes long," he explained.

The students then received letters in the mail letting them know if they got accepted.

"I was on my way home. Once I got home, the letter was on the counter. It was almost like opening the acceptance letter to the college of my dreams. It was just, a really big dream and it actually came true, and I'm excited about that," Lauren stated.

"I'm just excited to get to march in the parade with everyone and meet all the new people that made it, and also see the city again. It's just like a dream true, like Lauren, said," Catherine, the youngest of the three, told News 2.

Macy's Great American Marching Band, comprised of 185 musicians, is led by Auburn University's Dr. Richard Good and Assistant Director Barry Houser from the University of Illinois.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will air November 28 at 8 a.m. local time.

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