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Macy's to celebrate 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade
Macy's is reflecting on its storied history to celebrate the 90th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The time-honored tradition provides life-long memories for families and once-in-a-lifetime experience for marching band members. View the touching "Old Friends" tribute video below and tune in to the NBC telecast (9:00 AM to 12 Noon in all time zones) on Thursday, November 24.

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... the uniforms didn't even look good when they were new in 1972.
... the flags made out of draperies just didn't spin right.
... the tuba sounded better before it fell behind the bleachers.
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SCV to march in 2017 Rose Parade
The Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps will kick off its 50th anniversary celebration by marching in the 2017 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade. Full story >>

"Go Band!" Facebook post about team aspect of marching band goes viral
A social media post about the dedication and teamwork found in marching bands has gone viral, spreading a positive message about the marching activity to tens of thousands of readers (so far). Full story >>

Marching band member rolls through challenges of cerebral palsy
The marching community is being inspired by the Omaha World-Herald story of a band member who doesn't let cerebral palsy keep her off the field. See the story and video, plus view some other inspiring stories from the archives about performers who overcame obstacles to perform in marching band. Full story >> joins the national SupportMusic coalition to strengthen music education in schools
Support Music logo has joined the SupportMusic Coalition, a public service led by U.S.-based NAMM and MENC, that seeks to strengthen community commitment and support for quality music education in schools. Full story >>
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Macys Thanksgiving Day ParadeNOV 24: The spectacular Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade kicks off the holiday season in style.

6abc Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade NOV 24: The Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade is the oldest Thanksgiving parade in America.

Houston H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade NOV 24: The Houston H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade features high school and university marching bands.

Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade Charlotte NOV 24: The Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade in Charlotte features a marching band competition.

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Gift Box Gift Ideas for Marching Band Fans
Before you wrap up your Christmas shopping, check out these marching-related gift ideas. These are great items that your marching band friends are sure to love. Plus, the organizations that produced them will appreciate your support of the activity! Full story >>

2016 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Route Map 2016 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade lineup and parade route map
The 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade lineup on November 24, 2016, features new balloons and floats plus spectacular marching bands. Full story >>

90th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Musical selections announced for 2016 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade marching bands
View the musical selections that marching bands will perform on television during the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 24, 2016. Full story >>

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade A day in the life of a Macy's Parade marching band
Go behind the scenes and experience an up-to-the-minute account of what bands experience at one of America's great parades. Full story >>

Homewood H.S. Marching Band Alabama Honoring our Veterans: Patriotism is alive and well in marching bands
It may start as a simple lump in the throat, but before long your feet command you to stand and your eyes refuse to hold back the tears. In honor of Veterans Day on November 11, see photos and stories of five patriotic marching band productions. Full story >>

The Marching Band Nerds Awards book cover Meet '13th Chair' author DJ Corchin in booth at BOA Championships Expo
Humorous and inspiring author DJ Corchin is signing books from his popular "Band Nerds" series at the 2016 BOA Championships Expo. Corchin will be featured in the booth all three days of the Expo which runs November 10-12 in Lucas Oil Stadium. Full story >>

Broken Arrow H.S. Band 2015 Bands gear up for championship events
Champions will be crowned as field show bands compete in their 2016 circuit and state championships. View dates and locations of major events across the United States. Full story >>

Mason H.S. guard costume 25 Halloween-worthy costumes from the marching arts
To find inspiration for your Halloween costume, look no further than the marching arts. Winter guards, percussion ensembles, marching bands and drum corps have a knack for creativity ... and these performers don't just wear costumes, they bring them to life. See recent favorites from the photo archives. Full story >>

Corso Zundert float Gigantic flower floats provide artistic display at 2016 Corso Zundert flower parade
Towering sculptures colored with dahlia blooms served as a testament to Dutch creativity during the annual "Corso Zundert" flower parade. View photos of the 20 magnificent floats — each covered with up to 500,000 flowers and rising up to three stories tall. View gallery >>

Corso Zundert band Marching units from three countries provide cadence in 2016 Corso Zundert flower parade
Marching units from Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands performed in the 2016 Corso Zundert flower parade. Among them: a band that played while riding bicycles. View gallery >>

Marching band float design The biggest marching band you've ever seen?
A giant flower float will portray a marching band with a twist in the 2016 Bloemencorso Zundert on Sunday, September 4. Full story >>

Summer training plan exercise guide Prep your body for marching season with this training plan by Rob Stein
Use the off-season to become lean and strong with this workout plan for marching athletes, complete with video demonstrations and free worksheet downloads to track your progress. Full story >>

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