The Battery Creek High School Marching Band from Beaufort, South Carolina has achieved great success under Director, and alumni, Roderick Williams.

The band has performed at local and regional parades, and this November they will be playing their biggest event yet: the award-winning Chicago Thanksgiving Parade.

“For a band of just over 50 marchers, they pack a lot of excitement and ‘Dolphin Pride’ into their performance,” stated Phil Purevich, Executive Producer of the Chicago Thanksgiving Parade. “Battery Creek is a highly accomplished marching band, and we are excited to showcase this band from Beaufort on Thanksgiving morning.”

The Chicago Thanksgiving Parade will be televised live on WGN 9 on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 28 from 8:00 am to 11:00 am CT. The parade will also be streamed via WGN’s web site as well.

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Video – Courtesy Roderick Strong, Battery Creek HS Marching Band