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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