Over the decades, marching bands at Boston’s public high schools slowly died out, a victim of dwindling resources and interest. On Thanksgiving Day, the English High Marching Band band will revive that tradition.

By Lloyd Young

English High Marching Band tuba player Isiah Fitzgerald-Johnson, 17, of Jamaica Plain joked with Keishawn Guillaume, 16, of Jamaica Plain (right) before the start of band practice in Jamaica Plain.
(Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)