CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Thousands of people showed up in downtown Charlotte for the 2008 Carolinas' Thanksgiving Day Parade Thursday morning. This year's parade was presented by Belk.
You can see a rebroadcast of the parade on WBTV from 4 - 6 p.m.
We have also posted video clips of the entire parade, here, on WBTV.com. Just click on the red camera icons located on the right.
(The following is a list of the parade winners.)
Carolinas' Carrousel Announces the 2008 Spirit of Carrousel Award Winners
Bands in the Thanksgiving Day Parade selected for outstanding performance
CHARLOTTE, NC - November 27, 2008 - The winner of the Spirit of Carrousel marching band award was named at the close of the Carolinas' Thanksgiving Day Parade in uptown Charlotte on Thursday, November 27. Judges select the winning band based on overall performance and musical skill. The Spirit of Carrousel winning band wins a cash award and will serve as the Honor Band, the leading band for the 2009 Carolinas' Thanksgiving Day Parade. Any band performing in the parade is eligible to win the Spirit of Carrousel Award.
In addition to the Spirit of Carrousel Award, three marching bands were chosen as best in their respective classes: Class AAA-75 or more wind instruments, Class AA-50-74 wind instruments, and Class A-up to 49 wind instruments. Winners were also selected in the Show Band/Step & Rhythm and Step & Drill categories.
The 2008 winners are:
The 2008 Carolinas' Thanksgiving Day Parade presented by Belk featured over 90 units, including marching bands, floats, step units and drill teams, and "special units." The number of spectators who attended the parade in uptown Charlotte is estimated to have been over 100,000.