BUNDABERG'S Drum Corp is set to do their town proud on Thursday when members march in Brisbane's annual Anzac Day parade.
Bundaberg Drum Corps president Tony Ravenhill said the band was thrilled to be chosen to be part of the important parade.
"Last year unfortunately there was a bit of fiddling about with the Bundaberg march and it was only about 150 yards so we didn't really have a chance to play," Mr Ravenhill said.
"Being a marching band we like to march and play."
And they'll certainly get their chance to do that in Brisbane on Thursday with the band set to march the route twice.
"They've given us two bites of the cherry because we'll come through once with the Navy contingent and then we'll go back around to the start and I think bring through the Army," Mr Ravenhill said.
"We'll be marching 3.4km on the day and we won't stop playing.
"We'll be up against the Navy and Army bands and lots of professionals so we'll have to do well but I'm sure we'll knock their pants off."
Mr Ravenhill said the band was well prepared for the big day.
"We're getting some past members back for it," he said.
"We've got one flying in from the Margaret River and another from Ayr.
"We've got a couple of members who moved to Brisbane who are coming too."
Mr Ravenhill said he first got the idea of the band marching in the parade when he saw it on television.
"I thought it would be magic if we could be part of it," he said.
"I approached the Brisbane organisers and they said they'd love to have us.
"It's quite an honour."
Mr Ravenhill said the band practised every Monday night and had held extra rehearsals to prepare.
"There will be 32 of us," he said.
"It's the biggest band we've fielded in a long time.
"We're all ready to go and we can't wait. I think it will be good for the people of Bundaberg to see."