Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: Marching Bands, Performers and Police

University of Massachusetts Minuteman Marching Band

University of Massachusetts Minuteman Marching Band

UMass Amherst Minuteman Marching Band

UMass Amherst’s Minuteman Marching Band is the largest collegiate marching band in the Northeast (and my alma mater!).

At the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this year, the marching bands were wonderful for two reasons:  1) the musicians’ talent and hard work rang out and 2) marching in place to the music helped keep us warm.  (Did I mention the temperature hovered at 31 degrees F?).

Lakota West High School Marching Firebirds, West Chester, Ohio

Lakota West High School Marching Firebirds, West Chester, Ohio

All of the musicians in the United States Marine Corps Quantico Band from Quantico, Virginia are combat-trained and active duty marines.

All of the musicians in the United States Marine Corps Quantico Band from Quantico, Virginia are combat-trained and active duty marines.

New York Police Color Guard

New York Police Department (NYPD) Color Guard

NYPD Marching Band

NYPD Marching Band

NYPD motorcycle bridgade

NYPD motorcycle bridgade

NYPD Mounted Police

NYPD Mounted Police

J.U.M.P. - Jumpers United for Macy's Parade represents 45 states.

J.U.M.P. – Jumpers United for Macy’s Parade represents 45 states, Strongsville, Ohio

South Shore Drill Team, Chicago, Illinois

South Shore Drill Team, Chicago, Illinois

Spirit of America, Frisco, Texas

Spirit of America Dance, Frisco, Texas

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