Village Encourages Business To Congratulate Marching Eagles

Village Encourages Business To Congratulate Marching Eagles
Posted on 01/07/2009

The Village of Orland Park is encouraging local businesses and organizations with changeable signs to congratulate the Carl Sandburg High School Marching Band.

On Jan 20, the band will represent Orland Park and the State of Illinois, having been selected to perform in the Inaugural Parade in Washington, D.C.

"This is an outstanding opportunity for the band to represent their school and community, making themselves and their families very proud," said Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin. "I can't wait to see them marching down Pennsylvania Avenue," he added.

The Village of Orland Park has a message posted on its sign at the entrance to the Village Center at 147th Street and LaGrange Road. The Orland Park Area Chamber of Commerce has asked its members with changeable signs to post messages for the Eagles headed to Washington, D.C. and the Orland Fire Protection District is lauding the band with messages on its firehouse signs.

"The entire community is very proud of the Carl Sandburg High School Marching Band. This is one of those rare opportunities that they'll always remember," the mayor said.

Fundraising efforts to send the band to Washington, D.C. continue and contributions may be made through Sandburg's Music Boosters' website at or by mailing a check to Sandburg Music Boosters, in care of the high school at 13300 South LaGrange Road; Orland Park, IL 60462. Sandburg's Music Boosters is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, making donations tax deductible.

McLaughlin added, "One of our nation's preeminent symbols is the eagle. The Sandburg band marching in the Inaugural Parade will be quite a picture --- all those eagles marching with the capital behind them."