Missouri High School Marching Band Performs in D.C. Parade

WASHINGTON -- One Missouri high school marching band had the opportunity of a lifetime.

They went from a small town to a national stage.

Fort Osage High School Marching Band took to the streets of our nation’s capital Tuesday, celebrating 241 years of independence.

Brandy Davis’s daughter twirls baton. She says they’re here because the mayor of Independence, put in a good word for the group.

“It means a lot for them to think of us because we’re just a little small town," Brandy Davis, parent at Fort Osage High School, said.

Connie Gentry drove more than 15 hours to see her son march in the parade Tuesday.

“I’m not even sure there are words that can describe how amazing it is. And I feel really lucky to be here,” Gentry, parent at Fort Osage High School, said.

Coming from Buckner, Missouri, with a population of just over 3,000 people, Connie says this experience has meant the world to her.

“I think it’s an amazing experience for him and I’m going to tear up because just being in our nation’s capital has been amazing," Gentry said.

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