Lawrence County High School Band Director Darrll Boston to march in 2023Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®with the Band Directors Marching Band

Following its amazing inaugural appearance in the 2022 Rose Parade,®Saluting America’s Band Directors project is bringing together band directors from across the country to New York City on November 23, 2023 under the theme, “America’s band directors: We teach music. We teach life.”

Darrell Boston, band director at Lawrence County High School, has been selected to join a marching band of 400 band directors from across the country in the historic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® on November 23, 2023.
The Saluting America’s Band Directors parade entry will again convey its theme, “America’s band directors: We teach music. We teach life.” to recognize the extraordinary dedication and accomplishments of band directors and music educators everywhere. Throughout their careers, the music educators in this band have collectively mentored and taught hundreds of thousands of students. These professionals not only teach and direct music, they teach about life itself.
According to Mr. Boston, “I am so excited that Karen Sewell and Jon Waters decided to put the band back together. I am thrilled to once again represent Lawrence County by performing in this band. As in the Tournament of Roses Parade, I am marching not only for my students past and present but in memory of my mom and dad. They always were there to encourage me to follow my dreams. I once told daddy, I want to march in the Rose Parade and the Macy’s parade. His response was to keep believing, work hard and it can happen. ”
The band will be directed by nationally known music educator and innovative band director Jon Waters.
The sponsoring organization behind the Saluting America’s Band Directors project is the Michael D. Sewell Memorial Foundation, based in Pickerington, Ohio. The foundation was created to recognize and carry on the work of the late Mike Sewell, who dedicated his life to the school and community music programs in Pickerington and the Central Ohio area for almost 40 years.