Being in Washington, D.C. over Memorial Day will provide poignant memories for anyone who visits.  It is a special time and place to honor America’s fallen heroes, to visit memorials and monuments dedicated to those who served, to visit America’s national treasures, and to instill a sense of gratitude and patriotism.  The Aberdeen Central High School Golden Eagles Marching Band recently returned from being a representative of South Dakota in the 2024 National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C.  Jeremy Schutter reports:

I enjoyed working with MCI.  I TRUST MCI.  My MCI team served us well and to the best of their ability.  I view the whole trip as a highlight. Many of my students had never been to DC, so this was a unique travel experience for most of them. All meal arrangements were very, very good. I had zero complaints about the food from students and parent chaperones. Our local DC Tour Managers/Guides were outstanding. The marching performance experience was awesome. Having marched this two times now, I would not hesitate to return to it again.   

Jeremy D. Schutter
Aberdeen CHS Band Director