The Evanston Township High School Wildkit Marching Band will perform in McDonald’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in downtown Chicago.

The parade runs from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Thursday with the parade route on State Street northbound from Congress to Randolph.

The event will be broadcast live on WGN-TV, channel 9, with a rebroadcast on CLTV cable television at 2 p.m.

The Evanston Township High School Wildkit Marching Band will perform in McDonald’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in downtown Chicago.

The parade runs from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Thursday with the parade route on State Street northbound from Congress to Randolph.

The event will be broadcast live on WGN-TV, channel 9, with a rebroadcast on CLTV cable television at 2 p.m.

The ETHS Music Program is a three-time winner of the Grammy Signature School Award, in 2003, 2006, and 2009, and is currently a semi-finalist for this year’s award.

The band program offers a full range of performance opportunities for nearly 180 musicians, including three concert bands, competitive marching, chamber groups, and over a dozen jazz combos and big bands. The Wildkit Marching Band competes each fall as well as performing at all home football games and in local parades, such as the 4th of July parade every summer.

More information about the parade is available online.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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