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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade High School Band Program

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade kicks off the holidays with unparalleled pomp and pageantry. The scale of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is immense: more than 3.5 million people view the parade live along the parade route, and more than 50 million viewers tune in to the television broadcast. Spectators watch in awe as 10,000 participants — including the nation’s best marching bands, performance groups, giant helium balloons, breathtaking floats and the one-and-only Santa Claus — pass before their eyes.

Each year, top marching bands of all varieties from across the country are invited to represent their states in the annual parade. In addition, the Macy’s Great American Marching Band returns to the parade route this November with more than 250 participants representing all 50 states.

Band directors are invited to submit an application along with a DVD of a field marching performance to the Macy’s Band Selection Committee. Applicants are thoroughly reviewed and decisions are made by early May, approximately 18 months in advance of the invited bands’ appearance.
Macy’s 2014 Participating Bands
Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • American Fork High School Marching Band, Utah
  • Bahamas All Stars Marching Band, Nassau, Bahamas
  • Baldwinsville High School Marching Band, Baldwinsville, New York
  • Center Grove High School, Greenwood, Indiana
  • Winston Churchill High School Marching Band, San Antonio, Texas
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar High School Marching Band, Lexington, Kentucky
  • Foothill High School Marching Band, Henderson, Nevada
  • Georgia State University Marching Band, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Macy’s Great American Marching Band, USA
  • Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps Anniversary Corps, Madison, Wisconsin
  • NYPD Marching Band, New York
  • Western Carolina University Marching Band, Cullowhee, North Carolina

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