Photo by Richard Carr
Parade on Main Street with Cinderella’s Castle in the backdrop.

Imagine being a student in the high school band and performing in front of thousands of people. At Disney World! That’s precisely what happened to 140 Salem High pupils on Saturday, February 10.

To ensure that every student gets an opportunity to perform at Magic Kingdom during their high school career, the Pride of Salem Marching Band takes a trip to Orlando, Florida, every four years. Preparation for this year’s four-day trip began last December.

Band Director John Wright says getting to work with passionate students who are dedicated to their craft is what he enjoys most about his job.

“There are no words to describe how proud I am of these students. I have the best job in the world,” he said. “The support from the school system and community is remarkable. Without that, we could not…

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