Soon, more than 30 young ladies from Tomball will be basking in the lights and sounds of New York and they will be seen on televisions across the world.
No, it's not another reality show. The Silver Stars drill team from Tomball Memorial High School have been invited to participate in the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
"It's exciting to see the girls this excited," said Silver Stars director Samandra Nail. "They have worked extremely hard for this and for many of them it might be their only chance to go to New York."
"I was beyond excited," said Silver Stars captain Rachel Stephenson, a senior. "I've watched the parade on TV since I can remember and to be performing in it is surreal."
The ladies got to this point by besting the competition at several competitions this year, while receiving two Best in Class awards. The awards garnered the team an automatic invitation to participate in the parade, with more than 600 other young ladies from across the nation, from the Spirit of America dance company.
"I never imagined this, after only performing for three years, but the team deserves it," said Stephenson. "The girls have worked so hard to get to this point."
While in New York, the Silver Stars will get to experience Broadway shows, the Statue of Liberty and a trip to see the famous Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall. That's a special moment, as Nail was once a Rockette herself.
"I used to be a Radio City Rockette and this will be my first chance to go back to New York," she said.
"It's so neat that we will be able to see what our coach used to do," added Stephenson.
The girls held a fundraiser to help cover costs associated with the trip and they are all ready for it to begin.
"I love New York," Stephenson said. "Being there in person is going to be awesome."
"It's a once in a lifetime experience," Nail added.