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macysOn November 28, 2019, a proud musical tradition will continue!  Information for 2019 will be available soon and auditions will be open for 2019. Once available, this website will be updated.  With the success of the inaugural band in 2006, and the bands that have followed, Macy's has asked MUSIC FESTIVALS & TOURS to once again continue to be their proud partner with The Macy's Great American Marching Band for the 93rd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Honoring America's finest high school musicians, this band will be comprised of select students from across the United States.

The band is under the direction of Dr. Richard Good, Auburn University, Dr. Doug Rosener, Auburn University - Percussion Director, Dr. Ward Miller, Brass Caption Head Blue Stars Drum Corps -Assistant Director/Staff Arranger, Mr. Bart Woodley of WGI, Flag Instructor, and Ms. Kailene Laga, Montclair State University, Dance Instructor. This staff is also assisted by several talented music educators from across the country who serve as section instructors for the winds and percussion and assist in teaching and cleaning of the Herald Square drill and parade formation. The 185 musicians will be complemented by approximately 40 flags and dancers.

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is internationally recognized as the official start of the holiday season and world-famous as a uniquely American entertainment extravaganza.

Once again, this prestigious band will take an honor position among the gigantic helium balloons, impressive floats carrying celebrities, and the nation's top marching bands. Stepping-off from Central Park, the Band will be cheered by the 3 million spectators lining the parade route. Arriving at Macy's Herald Square, the Band will perform for celebrity hosts, a grandstand audience, and more than 50 million TV viewers watching the broadcast live on NBC.

In addition to marching in the parade, all selected participants' package plans will include meals, lodging, and New York City sightseeing.  Are you ready to be a part of The Macy's Great American Marching Band?

We have rolling auditions deadlines. Slots by state and position are limited and can fill quickly. Apply early for the best chance of selection as openings by state and or instrument/position can close at anytime. Please use the Navigation Links for further information and to submit an application.

Special thanks to all of our sponsors. Please  visit our sponsors page and click on the logos to link to their websites. The Band Hall in Nashville, TN, has designed and provided the Band's custom uniforms. Sousaphones are provided by Jupiter and Marching drums are supplied by Mapex Drums, a  division of Jupiter Instruments.

We look forward to having you audition to be part of this prestigious ensemble.


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