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Macy's Great American Marching Band - 
Your Students Can Apply Today!

On November 23, 2017, a proud musical tradition will continue!  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 91st 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 Auburn University's Dr. Richard Good and assisted by many talented music educators from across the country. 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 your best students ready to be a part of The Macy's Great American Marching Band? 

For application information, please visit the exclusive Macy's Great American Band website, provided by Music Festivals & Tours.

About Music Festivals & Tours
Music Festivals & Tours begins its thirty-first year as North America's leader in offering the finest, most affordable festivals and tours for high school, junior high and middle school choirs, bands, and orchestras.  We also have performance tour programs for College/University ensembles. 

We offer our thanks to the thousands of directors from across the U.S. and Canada who have supported our festivals over the past thirty years. 

For more information, please visit our website or contact us at
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