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Horseheads Marching Band Visits Washington D.C.

Written By: Lauren Adams
Horseheads Band Travels to DC

     WASHINGTON D.C. (WENY) --  A local high school marching band visited the nation's capital this week.

     The Horseheads High School Marching Band members had their picture taken in front of the White House Wedneday.   It was just one part of their three day visit to Washington, D.C.

     While they were visiting, the students and the chaperones checked out monuments, landmarks and, of course, took pictures in front of one of the most famous homes in the country.   They also performed at the World war two memorial today.   Those involved say the trip was a great experience.

     "It's nice, there's a lot of traffic, so a lot of time on the bus, but it's a lot of fun to see all the history that you don't usually get in suburban Horseheads," said sax player, Benjamin Coble.

     "They're really interested, I mean, the buildings are so beautiful and the monuments and when we ask the kids what their favorite thing was, every student has mentioned something different, so I think the trip is varied enough that it's important to everyone," said Tina Matejka, the band director.

      The group visited Ford's Theater on Monday, which happened to be the 149th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's assassination.