The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is one of the biggest events the City has to offer. On November 27, 2014, the 88th annual parade will start at Central Park West and West 77th Street, head down Central Park West and travel east along Central Park South to Sixth Avenue. From there the procession will move south from West 59th Street to West 34th Street, ending in front of the Macy's flagship store in Herald Square. (Visit macys.com for official information.)
Each year, top marching bands of all varieties from across the country are invited to represent their states in the annual parade. In addition, the Macy's Great American Marching Band returns to the parade route this November with more than 250 participants representing all 50 states.
Band directors are invited to submit an application along with a DVD of a field marching performance to the Macy's Band Selection Committee. Applicants are thoroughly reviewed and decisions are made by early May, approximately 18 months in advance of the invited bands' appearance.
Macy's 2014 Participating Bands Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade Photos
American Fork High School Marching Band, Utah Bahamas All Stars Marching Band, Nassau, Bahamas Baldwinsville High School Marching Band, Baldwinsville, New York Center Grove High School, Greenwood, Indiana Winston Churchill High School Marching Band, San Antonio, Texas Paul Laurence Dunbar High School Marching Band, Lexington, Kentucky Foothill High School Marching Band, Henderson, Nevada Georgia State University Marching Band, Atlanta, Georgia Macy's Great American Marching Band, USA Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps Anniversary Corps, Madison, Wisconsin NYPD Marching Band, New York Western Carolina University Marching Band, Cullowhee, North Carolina