"Now we're just counting down the days," said Heather Cantwell, choral director for Shades Valley High School.
Shades Valley High students will leave Birmingham on Monday and return Friday, Cantwell
While in New York City, they will see the Empire State Building, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, the Broadway musical "Hairspray" and the Radio City Music Christmas show featuring the "Rockettes."They will also visit Ground Zero, where the World Trade Center
stood before Sept. 11, 2001.
"I think they're most excited about being in parade and being on TV," Cantwell
said."But they're excited about it all."
Many students will be visiting New York for the first time, she