TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - The Tyler Rotary Christmas parade began at 6 p.m. Thursday, and featured the Budweiser Clydesdales, and a whole lot of talent.
The first thing seen and heard in Tyler’s Christmas parade was the TJC Apache band.
“It’s honestly an honor for this band and we have some cool exciting things that we’ll be bringing to the parade as well. We have light up balloons to bring some excitement to the beginning of the parade.”
Leading the parade is something they’re proud of.
“It speaks to the pride of TJC and being based and brought up in Tyler, we really kind of hold that Tyler value and really just bring the whole feel of Tyler together.”
Those in attendance saw the camaraderie the band has been working on.
“I know our color guard Touch of Gold, they learned some choreography for the parade and we’ve been learning some Christmas tunes and we’ve been coming together. The other day we had hot chocolate as a program trying to just get excited for the parade.”
Drum line cadences allowed for dancing, and there was an exciting Jingle Bells woodwind feature.
“The band is just truly excited. We take it as an honor to be able to lead the parade today and we’re really excited to bring that… this is definitely a performance we always look forward to. There’s always lots of people at the parade and it really is fun to get to play for so many people and see a lot of familiar faces along the route.”