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88th Annual

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

New York City

Thursday,
November 27, 2014
9:00 AM

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Web: Macys.com

Email: Contact Us

Mail: Macy's Band Selection Committee
11 Penn Plaza, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10001

Parade Line: 212-494-4495

If you're interested in entering your band in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, click here to download the official band application form (pdf format). The deadline to apply for the 2016 parade is March 1, 2015.

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Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade Logo 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.

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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

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  • 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



Macy's 2015 Participating Bands


  • Gulf Coast High School Marching Band, Naples, Florida
  • Lewis Cass High School Marching Kings, Walton, Indiana
  • Munford High School Marching Band, Tennessee
  • Nogales High School Marching Band, La Puente, California
  • North Hardin High School Marching Band, Radcliff, Kentucky
  • Stephen F. Austin State University Lumberjack Marching Band, Nacogdoches, Texas
  • University of Illinois Marching Illini, Champaign, Illinois
  • University of Virginia Cavalier Marching Band, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Walled Lake Central Viking Marching Band, Walled Lake, Michigan
  • West Chester University "Incomparable" Golden Rams Marching Band, Pennsylvania
  • Macy's Great American Marching Band, USA
  • NYPD Marching Band, New York


Related Events

Bands participating in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade often take advantage of additional performance and educational opportunities during their visit to New York City. Some of the activities that bands have included on their itineraries are:
  • Attending a Broadway show at one of the many theatres along the Great White Way
  • Taking a harbor cruise for a unique view of the Statue of Liberty and the city skyline
  • Seeing a performance at New York's legendary music venues, including Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall or Lincoln Center

Future Dates

Thursday, November 27, 2014
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Thursday, November 24, 2016
(Always held on Thanksgiving Day)

For More Information

Web: Macys.com

Email: Contact Us
Mail: Macy's Band Selection Committee, 11 Penn Plaza, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10001
Parade Line: 212-494-4495

If you're interested in entering your band in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, click here to download the official band application form (pdf format). The deadline to apply for the 2016 parade is March 1, 2015.


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