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2020 MGAMB Alumni Band



This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Macy’s Great American Marching Band and we are excited to invite graduated alumni to come join in the 2020 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. We have a great alumni week planned including hotel accommodations at a beautiful Embassy Suites Hotel (NJ), tickets to the Radio City Rockets, lunch at Ellen’s Star Dust Diner, a Thanksgiving evening Dinner Dance and much more.                

For the parade, the graduated alumni members combine with this year’s Macy’s Great American Marching Band as they march along the parade route. However, for the Herald Square performance, we will need to wait and see how many graduated alumni members return before we can determine the details for the Herald Square Performance. The two options for the Herald Square Performance are
    1. The graduated alumni will perform with the 2020 MGAMB members in Herald Square
    2. The graduated alumni will form a separate unit that follows the 2020 MGAMB members after their performance. Please keep in mind we cannot guarantee how much, if any TV coverage the graduated alumni will have with this option.

In order for us to plan accordingly, we are asking all interested graduated alumni members register no later than March 27th. We will need to receive your deposit of $300.00 no later than Twenty-one (21) days after you receive an e-mail of acceptance along with your deposit invoice and the required forms that you will need to return to us before you are given access to the guide and your formal statement.

Due to the current situation with the COVID-19, we are moving the deadline date for the alumni band members to May 30. Please continue to register if you can pay the $30 registration fee at this time, if not, then please register when you can. Deposits will then be due later in June. If you wish to register now and cannot do your "audition" video, please put to satisfy the box requirement and email your video link to when you are able to complete it.

The deadline has now passed for Graduated Alumni to register for the band. Thank you to all who registered and we look forward to seeing you in November. We are excited to see you again and have you participate in the 2020 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and represent the Macy's Great American Marching Band.

PLEASE NOTE: We will ask for a video, not to be accepted for the Alumni Band, but for part placement and for percussion instrument assignment. We need to see if you can still play and march! :) We will ask that you include the marching component as well.

Click here for the requirements needed on your video. Videos will be uploaded to You Tube and you will need to provide the link on your application form. Additionally, there is a $30 processing fee and this must be paid with a debit or credit card for your application to be completed and sent to us.



A package plan just for the graduated alumni has been developed just for you. Click on the links below for the information.

Alumni Band Package Plan Information

Alumni Band Itinerary Information 

Graduated Alumni (non-high school students) Application


If Macy’s and the officials of NYC decides to cancel the 2020 parade and depending on the date that the announcement might be made, if we haven't paid yet for any non-refundable things such as show tickets, hotel nights, performance facility, operational expenses, etc., we will encourage everyone to apply it to the following year as we are now able to move the Alumni Band to 2021. If not, we'd definitely refund whatever amount we can that wouldn't have been paid for something that we cannot get money back from.  At this time, we're feeling pretty confident that the parade will go on as scheduled and hope this is the case.  In the meantime, please stay safe and healthy.

For all Winds and Percussion Players - White Marching Band Shoes must be provided by the participant - You are free to bring your own white marching shoes if you have a pair. If not, you will need to purchase them. Here is a sight where you can order from or see what type we are looking for if you wish to research and see if you can find them cheaper.  

For GUARD And DANCERS - You will need to provide your own "nude color" shoes. Again, you are free to use your own if you have them. If not, here is a link to order them or at least see the type we are requiring if you wish to research and see if you can find them cheaper.

We hope you will be able to join us for this exciting event! We look forward to having you back with us for this 15 year celebration! What started as a one year trial, here we are 15 years later. Thank you for maintaining the high quality standard when you participated while in high school and for setting the bar for the bands that followed your year(s). We look forward to welcoming you back!

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