18 News Today is kicking off a new initiative, offering local schools the chance to display their talents and sense of patriotism.
Any local school band can perform the National Anthem for 18 News, and a recording will be featured on 18 News Today. To nominate your school band, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, send us a message on Facebook, or call the newsroom at 607-733-8658.
The Horseheads High School Band was featured on Monday, June 17.
Members of the band shared what performing “The Star Spangled Banner” means to them.
“It brings everyone together and pushes past all the issues that society kind of faces today,” said Elen Millett, a senior.
“We have one flag to stand by, one song to sing. It’s one of the few moments that we can do that,” said Sergio Moreira-Antepara, a sophomore.