OU Band To Participate In Macy's Parade

Wednesday, November 21st 2007, 10:04 am
By: News On 6

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- More than 300 members of the University of Oklahoma marching band will represent the state and its centennial during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

The band will appear on camera about 10:20 a.m. CDT behind the Cornucopia float and Mr. Potato Head balloon. It will be the first time for OU's marching band to perform in the famed parade.

The band traveled Monday to New York so they'd have time to sightsee and practice. They'll return Thursday afternoon to prepare for Saturday's Bedlam game.

Band director Brian Britt says travel costs were split by the university and the Oklahoma Centennial Commission.

The OU band will join 10 other high school and college bands from across the country. Britt said the band will perform the state song as well as "Boomer Sooner" along the route.