Crestview High band and chorus hit the road for New York, Tennessee

Band & Chorus

The Crestview High School band, left, will perform in New York while the school chorus will sing in Nashville, Tenn., over the next couple weeks.

Published: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 05:20 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Members of The Big Red Machine are taking an old joke pretty seriously as they prepare to depart Friday for Washington, D.C., and New York City.

"How do you get to Carnegie Hall?" the out-of-towner asks the New Yorker. "Practice!" he replies.

During their last days before boarding the bus for the Northeast, the Crestview High School band is practicing diligently in preparation for the Wind Ensemble's performance at the legendary performance hall in Midtown Manhattan.

During their visit to the Big Apple, the full Big Red Machine will perform on the deck of the World War II aircraft carrier USS "Intrepid." Band members may have to scrunch together: Sharing the deck is the space shuttle "Enterprise."

The students will also attend a performance of the hit Broadway musical "Wicked," director Jody Dunn said.

Before arriving in New York, the band will spend a couple days in the nation's capital, where in addition to exploring significant monuments and Smithsonian museums, they will attend Sunday services at the National Cathedral, Dunn said.

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