Published: Oct 11, 2010 4:12 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 11, 2010 1:12 PM EDT

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - The Port Charlotte High School is headed to play at the famous Carnegie Hall. The "Pride" of Port Charlotte Wind Ensemble has been invited to play in the 9th Annual New York Wind Band Festival.

As a member of the Florida Bandmasters Association, the "Pride" has received an overall Superior rating at the FBA District Marching evaluation for 23 of its 25 years. In competitive events, the "Pride" has been awarded more than 500 placement, caption, and championship trophies. The marching band has represented Port Charlotte High School throughout the United States and Europe.

The festival is scheduled for March 5-9, 2011.