Community members from across the state came to support the South Callaway Pride Marching Band at the South Callaway R-II High School on Thursday, as they embarked toward Washington D.C.
The South Callaway band was invited by Sen. Roy Blunt in 2021 to perform at the 2023 National Memorial Day Parade at 1 p.m. on Monday. They will be the only band from Missouri in attendance.
"I'm very excited to just be there and just feel what it's like because we've never done anything like this," Jessica Binkley, a recent graduate, said. "Just the fact that we are the only band going to represent our state is just insane to me, and I feel like everybody at home is gonna be watching because gonna be on national television."