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

Dan Schack: Looking At The Most Prominent Trends Of DCI 2019

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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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List of DCI 2019 Finals Archives WITH AUDIO

Here's an updated list of all of the 2019 DCI World Championship finals archives that we have cleared music rights for. Start watching today!

Behind The Scenes Of The 2019 DCI World Championships

Check out hours of videos including interviews and behind the scenes from the 2019 DCI World Championships! By the way, this is just the start. We will be adding new content each day as it gets edited, including a few BIG projects we captured over each day of DCI finals week with the Bluecoats and Blue Devils—keep your eyes peeled!

Full Recap: 2019 DCI World Championship Finals

After an incredible weekend of performances, the 2019 DCI World Championships have come to a close. This Saturday night, 12 corps took the field for the final performance and only one is able to take the victory lap. Here's a quick recap of absolutely everything that happened this Saturday night. 

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Fan Favorite: 2019 DCI World Championship Finals

Vote for your favorite corps in the 2019 DCI World Championship finals!

Live Blog: 2019 DCI World Championship Finals

Good evening, everyone and welcome to tonight's live blog of the 2019 DCI World Championship Finals. This is Krista, again, bringing you up to the moment action from tonight's performances. Be sure to refresh often to keep up with the blog!

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5 Great Shows That Didn't Make The 2019 DCI Finals

Every year, the DCI community is treated to so many great shows from top to bottom of placement. Each day fewer corps perform and only the top 12 are able to play in finals competition. While those are scored by the judges as being the best of the best, there are still plenty of great shows that didn't make the cut. Here are a few of the top shows that weren't able to make finals. 

Recap: 2019 DCI World Championship Semifinals

After another long day of performances yesterday, DCI's semifinals have finally come to a close and our top 12 corps are now preparing for their finals performances tonight. Here's a quick recap of yesterday's performances, and what to keep an eye on going into tonight, and some things you may have even missed yesterday. 

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Schedule & Scores For 2019 DCI World Championship Finals

Prelims featured 36 corps and after 13 hours of performances, the numbers were narrowed to 25. A select few Open Class corps moved on with the entire contingent of DCI's World Class corps to perform in Friday's World Championship Semifinals. Seattle Cascades were the last corps in, while Louisiana Stars just barely missed the cut-off, ending what was a fantastic season for the 7-year old drum corps. 

Caption Recap: 2019 DCI World Championship Prelims

With just two days left to the DCI season, everyone's eyes are on finals night and what it might take to get there. But some of the best surprises of the night aren't even the medals; they're the caption awards. Caption awards are actually based on the average recap score category of the three nights combined, so this is just one day's worth of info. Here are the front runners heading into Semi-Finals. 

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