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

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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

The Cavaliers Post Hour-Long PASIC Video For Free

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Watch The Cavaliers' newest project—an hour-long presentation put together for the virtual 2020 Percussive Arts Society International Convention which dives into the corps' past. The title of the piece "Zero To Sixty" harkens to the 60 years of The Cavaliers' history told through the stories and lives of past percussionists included in the hour-long show. The video also includes historic pieces of music from the past being played by the corps' newest percussionists—the cast of the 2020 corps.

Quick Guide To The 2021 WGI Virtual Season On FloMarching

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Despite the cancellation of the 2021 WGI World Championships due to COVID-19, nine weeks of WGI virtual competition will be coming to FloMarching starting February 20th. You can catch many of the groups you typically watch at premiere events like the Power Regionals and WGI World Championships each weekend starting on Saturday mornings beginning at 9 AM ET. 

No. 1: Designer Commentary "The Bluecoats" with Jon Vanderkolff

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No. 3: 1995 The Cavaliers "The Planets"

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No. 2: Joe Hobbs | On The 50 with Dan Schack (Ep. 1)

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No. 4: 1989 Phantom Regiment "From The New World... Into A New Age"

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No. 5: Bluecoats CEO Mike Scott Talks About Impacts of COVID-19

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No. 6: Keith Potter On Impact of COVID-19 On Designers

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No. 7: 2004 Santa Clara Vanguard "Attraction: The Music of Scheherazade"

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No. 8: Blue Knights 2010 "Europa!"

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