Pearl Harbor, HI (Dec. 18, 2015) – The Tuscarora High School Marching Huskies marched in the Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade on Monday, December 7th, in Hawaii.
Only five other bands from around the country were given this opportunity.
The Marching Huskies, consisting of 46 students, performed with all the invited bands and the Marine Corps Band in the parade’s opening ceremony. Tuscarora’s drum major honored Purple Heart recipients with Hawaiian leis at the opening ceremony.
The Huskies departed Baltimore on Saturday, December 5th, flew to Chicago and from there to Honolulu. Their itinerary included an island tour on Sunday, with sights such as Diamond Head, Halona Blow Hole, and the Makapu’u Lighthouse.
On Tuesday, December 8th, students travelled to Pearl Harbor, then to Ford Island to visit the USS Missouri and provide a Tribute Performance. Following the performance they toured the USS Arizona Memorial and then returned to Waikiki.
On Wednesday, December 9th, they visited the expansive Polynesian Cultural Center and became immersed in the culture and history of the Polynesian region throughout the Pacific.
The trip winds up on Thursday, December 10th, with a hike up to Diamond Head. They depart later in the day on Thursday and arrive back in Loudoun County midday on Friday.
Article courtesy of LCPS