New York : A Small Village With A Large Population

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March on Washington
Pulaski is a small village with a small population. You might have heard small murmurs of the town over the news because of five feet of snow, or due to an increase of salmon swimming upstream. Most of its income comes from the annual salmon run that attracts thousands of fisherman to the river where the fishing is easy. Most people outside Central New York has never heard of Pulaski, unless they are fishermen. Even now in Utica, not even an hour and a half away, the village seems to not exist in people’s minds. I have to relate its position to in between Watertown and Syracuse. My graduating class was around 80 kids, not even enough people to fill a movie theater. Who would have thought that this small school had the ability to represent New York in the national Independence Day parade in Washington D.C.? I certainly did not.
Pulaski High School has a small marching band; it includes all high schoolers that want to join. There are 100 people in it and we go to Washington D.C every 4 years to represent New York in the national Independence Day parade. Our marching band has two directors, one is Mr. Jennings, and the other is Mr. Whaley. They are both extremely passionate about marching band. In June 2014 we started to train for our trip to Washington. The upperclassmen were particularly harsh this year. They kept repeating statements of how important this parade was and they looked very nervous. I thought nothing of it because we go to the Sherburne

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