Marching 100 return from Rose Parade trip

By: Alicia Turner | WCTV Eyewitness News
January 4, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Marching 100 have returned to the Highest of the Seven Hills after performing on a nationwide stage at the Rose Bowl Parade on New Year's Day.

Band members called the trip "unforgettable," saying the road was long to get there but they're grateful to have had the opportunity.

Many said the road wasn't only stressful, but pricey, with the band needing to raise $400,000 to go but they said seeing the community rally behind them meant a lot.

"Just being there, having us perform at the Staples Center in a road where it's not usually blocked off, that is something I've never heard of; being able to perform on a street at the Staples Center, that's one of the major performances we've done. It can't get better than that to be honest," said band member Edwin Mompremier.

Marching 100 band director Shelby Chipman says now the task is to move on to even bigger things. He said he's not ready to say what those things are, but the band is looking forward to a big 2019.

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