Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade: Bands To Look Out For

As one of the most mainstream opportunities to watch great marching bands, the 2018 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade has a lineup worth paying attention to! Twelve marching bands will be featured in this year's parade on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22.

Performing alongside John Legend and Pentatonix are just one benefit from making the 2.5 mile-long trek throughout New York City, from 9 AM ET to 12 PM.

At the end of the road, the bands will get a chance to perform a piece that they've prepared just for a very special, typically very cold Thursday in late November!

CNS H.S. Northstars Marching Band - Cicero, New York

  • "On Broadway" by Weil and Man, Lieber and Stoller
  • 129 performers

Grants Pass H.S. Marching Band & Color Guard - Grands Pass, Oregon

  • "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" by Harold Alren and Igor Rosenow
  • 233 performers

Homewood Patriot Band - Homewood, Alabama

  • "Swanee" and "Alexander's Ragtime Band" by George Gershwin, Joey Crittenden, and Irving Berlin
  • 400 performers

JMU Marching Royal Dukes - Harrisonburg, Virginia

  • "I Got Rhythm" by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
  • 535 performers

Keller High School Marching Band - Keller, Texas

  • "Gloria" by John Milford Rutter
  • 395 performers

Lafayette H.S. Mighty Lion Marching Band - Lafayette, Louisiana

  • "Let It Snow" by Sammy Cahn and Julie Styne
  • 205 performers

Macy's Great American Marching Band

  • 224 performers

NYPD Marching Band - New York, New York

  • Made up of active duty police officers

Ohio State University Marching Band - Columbus, Ohio

  • "Lullaby of Broadway" by Harry Warren
  • 247 performers

Park Vista High School Marching Band Performers - Lake Worth, Florida

  • "A Countdown To New Year" by Kevin Morrison
  • 220 performers

Riverside City College Marching Tigers - Riverside, California

  • "Sing, Sang, Sung" by Gordon Goodwin
  • 165 performers

Woodland High School Wildcat Marching Band

  • "Joyful, Hallelujah" by Brett Bawcum
  • 202 performers

Premium Watch Guide: Must-See Guide To WGI Weekend #3 On FloMarching

Saturday is here once again and you know what that means—WGI 2019 LIVE on FloMarching! This weekend, the WGI South Brunswick guard regional and the WGI Temecula percussion regional will bring some incredible groups to the forefront of the activity as they debut their 2019 productions on the floor.

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From The Ground Up, Part 2: 'The Writing Stage'

Dan Schack is the Battery Coordinator/Choreographer of Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps and the Creative Director of George Mason University Indoor Drumline. Outside of his musical endeavors, Dan is pursuing a Ph.D. in English at the University of Delaware.

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Preview: East Coast Guards Set Sights On South Brunswick

We’re coming into Week #3 of the 2019 WGI competitive season on FloMarching. This weekend, some of the best winter guards that the East Coast has to offer will be live from Monmouth Junction, NJ at the 2019 WGI South Brunswick Guard Regional.

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Factory to Floor: Chapter 4 - Creative Costuming & Designs

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In our fourth installation of Factory to Floor, we toured Creative Costuming & Designs. Includes a full tour and a sneak peek of Chino Hills' 2019 costume!

Preview: WGI Temecula Brings West Coast Drums Into The Picture

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The 2019 WGI Percussion season is headed to the West Coast for the first time this season, as a loaded list of 32 ensembles is set to take the stage at Temecula High School for the WGI Temecula Percussion Regional this Saturday and Sunday.

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Watch Guide: Music for All National Festival

From jazz band to full orchestra, from concert band to choir—the 2019 Music for All National Festival is coming LIVE to FloMarching!

RECAP: Pride of Cincinnati Slams Door On Competition @ WGI Indy

Yet another fantastic weekend of winter guard has come and gone, and this weekend in showcased talent from (mostly) the Midwest. 

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RECAP: MCM Wins In Dayton After 4.5-Point Rhythm X Penalty

This weekend, a whole host of top percussion and winds groups converged on Kettering Fairmont High School in Dayton, Ohio, for the WGI Dayton Regional, one of the early marquee events of the 2019 season. The competition featured former champions and returning finalists from multiple classes, and plenty of intriguing storylines.

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Weekly Watch Guide: WGI Week #3 On FloMarching - Temecula, South Brunswick

Weekend #3 of WGI heads to FloMarching on February 23! Here's all the info you need to catch WGI South Brunswick and WGI Temecula.

LIVE BLOG: WGI Percussion Dayton Regional Finals

Wapakoneta HS — "In Plain Sight"

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