LEXINGTON, Ky. (4/20/14) — The marching band from Tates Creek High School, under the direction of Dee Bishop, was among 10 chosen to participate in the 2014 National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade in Washington, D.C.
The spring time parade is also known for its balloons, floats, celebrity guests and wonderful views of the trees in full bloom.
This festival commemorates the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo to the city of Washington. The gift and annual celebration honor the lasting friendship between the United States and Japan.
Their four day itinerary also listed the National Archives, The Smithsonian museums, the White House and U.S. Capitol and several memorials among the highlights of their trip.
The Tates Creek group enjoyed a full weekend of sightseeing, including stops at Arlington National Cemetery, the Washington Monument and Mount Vernon.
Information provided by Fayette County Public Schools
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