When you flip on the television Thursday morning to watch the 91st annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, keep an eye out for Galva High School’s Megan Nordstrom.

When you flip on the television Thursday morning to watch the 91st annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, keep an eye out for Galva High School’s Megan Nordstrom.

Nordstrom was among 200 high school musicians from across the country selected to play in the Macy’s Great American Marching Band. She’ll be playing the mellophone — the marching version of the French horn — in the parade, which airs at 9 a.m. on NBC.

“I’m looking forward to performing with 200-plus musicians. That’s going to be really fun going from our band of 14 to exploding to 200,” she said.

The GHS senior learned about the Thanksgiving parade opportunity while attending the Smith Walbridge Drum Major clinic at Eastern Illinois University. She applied to participate in the Great American Marching Band before attending the clinic last summer, and got the news in late July.

“I was really excited. I remember I checked the mail and there was a big envelope in there, so I was like, ‘Okay, this has to be good.’”

Nordstrom flew out Saturday morning and her itinerary included sightseeing Sunday, band rehearsal and leadership seminar Monday, rehearsal Tuesday morning and busing to NYC in the afternoon for some free time, and rehearsal Wednesday morning with a Broadway show in the afternoon.

Nordstrom and band get down to business early, early Thursday morning.

“Then we’ll have to go to bed really early because on Thursday we get up at 1 or 1:30 in the morning, and we rehearse for NBC around 4:30,” Nordstrom said.

Breakfast follows rehearsal, and then it’s parade time.

The Macy’s Great American Marching Band will perform “Word Up” on the parade route and “Holiday Celebration” in Herald’s Square.