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MIAMI – The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School band has been shining around the world in memory of Alex Schachter, a 14-year-old band member killed during the 2018 Valentine’s Day massacre.

More than four years later, Alex’s father Max Schachter continues to support the Parkland musicians, who returned on Tuesday to Miami International Airport after playing during London’s New Year’s Day parade.

“Alex Schachter was a trombone player, and Max has pledged to do a $25,000 a year matching donation toward our program,” said Steve Rivero, the band director since 2019, who also directs the Florida National Guard’s 13th U.S. Army band.

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MIAMI - It's not even Halloween yet, but one local group of students is already getting ready for Thanksgiving.

The Marjory Stoneman Douglass High School Marching Band, known as the "Eagle Regiment" has been invited to perform at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

"We're gearing up to do the biggest thing this school has ever seen," said Band Director Steve Rivero. "This is considered the biggest marching band stage to ever play on."

As for what song they'll be performing, that's still top secret.

"You will definitely know the songs that we're going to play. But it's a surprise. It's themed out. As the Macy's people said, we really need to go all out. And that's exactly what we're doing," Rivero said.

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PARKLAND, FLA. (WSVN) - The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School marching band, known as the Eagle Regiment, has secured a prestigious spot in this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, a holiday tradition watched by millions across the nation. They are the sole representatives from Broward County in this renowned event.

From color guard to brass, woodwinds, and percussion, the dedicated students of the Eagle Regiment are hard at work preparing for the performance of a lifetime.

Band director Steve Rivero expressed the significance of this achievement.

“We are extremely honored and happy to be the first band selected from Broward County to ever perform in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this November,” he said. “It’s huge and exciting news.”

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