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

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Read along with live blogger Krista Viveiros as the top marching bands in the WORLD competed in the 2019 BOA Grand National finals.

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Info Hub: 2019 BOA Grand National Championships

Here's all of the info you need for the final day of the 2019 Bands of America season as it comes to a conclusion in Lucas Oil Stadium!

Union (OK) Offers A Modern Twist On A Classic Marching Tune

When you watch Union High School take the field, you might be the slightest bit confused. Especially once they’re set up for the start of their show, I wouldn’t be surprised if you’re asking yourself, is this going to be a standstill? 

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If you’re not a basketball fan, bear with me for a couple hundred words. If you are, this will all make a lot of sense. I promise, this article is about band.

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Homestead's 2019 Show "The Reclamation Project" Is More Than A Period Piece

“33 straight state finals appearances,” Homestead director Brad Wadkins said. “The last 30 years, we’ve been in the top four in the state. Six state championships and eight state runners-up.”

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Vote now for your favorite band performing in the 2019 BOA Grand National Championships in Lucas Oil Stadium!

Photo Gallery: 2019 BOA Grand National Championship Prelims, ALL Bands

Check out photos of all bands from the 2019 BOA Grand National Championship prelims from photographers Josh Clements and Tony McCrackin. We will be updating this article throughout the event as more photos are edited and uploaded. Check back here later for more!

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Recap: BOA St. George Regional, Nov. 9

With seven different states represented in finals, the 2019 St. George Regional was one of the most regionally diverse events of the year. Read on for a breakdown of how these phenomenal bands fared in finals competition.

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