NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — Two band students from West Essex High School have been accepted into the Macy's Great American Marching Band for next Thanksgiving in New York City.

Current sophomores Logan Bogumil, playing cymbals, and Gianna Lodato, playing snare drum, will be marching among the balloons, floats carrying celebrities, and the nation's top marching bands next November.

Stepping off from Central Park, the band will arrive at Macy's Herald Square, then perform for celebrity hosts, a grandstand audience, and as many as 50 million TV viewers watching the broadcast live on television.