The Morgantown High School Red and Blue Marching Band performed in the Tournament of Roses parade Tuesday.
It took the band months of practice and fundraising to be able to get to Pasadena, California. Even with help from donations and fundraisers, parents still paid about $1,300 per band member.
The Beatty family's daughter, Abby, performed in the parade and they said that it was all worth it just to be able to see the band on television.
" It was awesome," said Carrie Beatty, Abby's mother. "We watched it on TV. The band put out links to what channels to watch and it was also on the computer. We watched it on the TV and they actually did a close up of Abby. We have video on Facebook of us freaking out. Oh my God there's my baby!"
The Morgantown High School marching band will return to West Virginia on Thursday.