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As a surprise for her 80th birthday, her daughter arranged for her to play with the high school marching band so she could relive the joy she felt only in her teen years.

The school’s band director gave Mary Sue Carnes, who had been a drummer, a spot in the percussion section playing cowbell, which was more manageable given her elder years—and the youth welcomed her back to their lines.

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After a few practices, Mary Sue was marching in the Hart, Michigan annual parade keeping time for her alma-mater once again.

“I don’t feel like this old grandma today,” she beamed.

(WATCH the video below, or READ the full story from WZZM-TV) —Photo: Kathy Maysick

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