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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Marching Bands?

Does anyone know how the Marching Bands that perform in the May's Thanksgiving Day Parade are selected? Is there like a way you can enter to to be selected to march in it? Just wondering...

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  • Me
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    Hope this helps a little!

    Macy's Great American Marching Band returns

    Applications to fill any remaining spots are due May 30 and June 30, 2008.

    Now in its third year, the Macy's Great American Marching Band will return in 2008 for the 82nd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The rolling admission deadlines are May 30 and June 30 for students who would like to apply to perform in the band.

    The 2008 Macy's Great American Marching Band will comprise select students from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Positions are open for brass, woodwinds, percussion, flag and dance.

    The band's directors will be Dr. Jon Woods from Ohio State University and Dr. Richard Good from Auburn University. The 200+ musicians will be complemented by approximately 50 flags and dancers choreographed by Greg Lagola of the nine-time DCI World Champions The Cadets.

    Uniforms for the band are created and supplied by The Band Hall. Percussion and brass instruments for the 2008 band will be provided by Jupiter Instrument Company and Mapex. Travel arrangements and logistics are being handled by Music Festivals of Reading, Pennsylvania.

    Marching bands have long been an important part of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, according to Executive Producer Robin Hall.

    "Our organization takes great pride in our band program, which for decades has been a creative cornerstone of what has become America's most famous parade," Hall says. "Macy's Parade is legendary for its rigid standards and its highly competitive selection process."

    The 2008 parade will feature a dozen top marching bands. Macy's Great American Marching Band will have the honor of escorting Santa Claus into Herald Square to conclude the parade filled with its trademark gigantic helium balloons and floats carrying celebrities.

  • cuffee
    Lv 4
    5 years ago

    No, because of fact we did not stay in the two area. yet I quite have long previous to the Portland, Oregon Rose pageant Parade, which has been an annual parade in June because of fact the turn of the century. this is been coated via television for some years and has been subsidized via Macys. when you consider that they offered Meier and Frank's branch save. they have a rose parade, and a Thanksgiving Day parade with a Christmas topic. That one isn't filmed, that i comprehend of. this is a small parade, in assessment to Macys' in ny. The rose parade in June does not have as many rose floats as they used to. They replaced the get entry to skills to having drift decorations be made up of turning out to be issues consisting of seeds and flora of diverse varieties besides as roses. each drift has a topic and there are companies that layout and construct the floats, with time donated via the corporate vendors. There are endless extreme college bands from all around, consisting of many from out of state. The Shriners continuously have an get entry to, and Pasedena has one representing the journey of Roses there. and each now and then there is an get entry to from Japan, and Hawaii besides. this is particularly colourful and intensely relaxing.

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