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Apache Belles to perform in Houston Thanksgiving Day Parade

Published Tuesday, 26th November 2013

The Tyler Junior College Apache Belles are kicking off the holiday season, Texas style.

TJC’s precision dance team is heading to Houston on Wednesday for the 64th Annual Houston Thanksgiving Day Parade.

The parade has long been a Texas tradition and is the largest parade in Texas, and one of the largest in the country, attracting crowds of up to 400,000 along the parade route, in addition to those watching on television.

This year’s grand marshal will be Tony Award-winning director, performer, choreographer and native Texan, Tommy Tune.

Along with the Apache Belles, there will be floats, hot air balloons, marching bands and, of course an appearance by Santa to get the Christmas season started.

Look for the Apache Belles’ live performance at the top of the fourth segment with the parade itself beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday on KHOU CBS (Channel 11 in Houston).

On Wednesday, the Apache Belles will load buses and head for Houston. They will rehearse at the parade television stop that evening and get a good night’s sleep before rising early Thursday for live interviews with major networks and greeting their Houston fans before the parade lineup.

The Apache Belles are under the direction of Jasilyn Schaefer.

Author: Elise Mullinix

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