MONROE – The Union Academy Marching Cardinals Band will perform in the 2019 Chicago Thanksgiving Parade.
The UA Marching Cardinals Band was formed in 2014. It has grown each year and includes 60 students. This year, they placed first in class AAA at the Mustang Classic hosted by East Rowan High School.
Under the direction of Spencer Hinson, 44 members of this year’s band will perform marches from the five U.S. military branches from the collection “Main Street America.”
Only 10 high school bands are invited to participate nationally. It is available in 80 million homes, and more than 300,000 people will line the streets to watch.
The parade can be seen locally at 9 a.m. Nov. 28 on WGN-TV. Visit www.chicagothanksgivingparade.com/ for details.