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Macy's Great American Marching Band

Members of Macy's own Great American Marching Band, which has been a staple in the Parade since 2006.

Drumhead-award

Each band selected for the Macy's Parade is gifted a commemorative drumhead with the procession's logo.

Marching Bands are an integral part of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, with at least one marching band appearing in every single Parade since its inception in 1924. Every year, approximately 10 High School and University bands are selected from across all 50 states, with each ensemble bringing something unique to the lineup.

The journey for bands participating in the Macy’s Parade begins 18 months out when the Macy’s Parade Band Selection Committee choses them from a list of hundreds of applicants. The rigorous selection process is based on certain key factors such as the band’s national recognition, awards, past performances and reputation in their community. From there, band members were surprised with the news of their selection at their school during Macy’s cross country Band Announcement Tour. These announcements generally consist of a surprise meetings for band members, who are surprised and presented with their official Macy's Parade drumhead.

Following is a list of bands that have appeared in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade over the years.

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  • 71st Regiment Band (New York, NY)
  • 23rd Regiment Band (New York, NY)
  • 22nd Engineers Band (New York, NY)

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  • 71st Regiment Band (New York, NY)
  • 22nd Engineers Band (New York, NY)
  • 23rd Engineers Band (New York, NY)

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  • 71st Regiment Band (New York, NY)
  • 9th Coast Artillery Band (New York, NY)
  • 102nd Engineers Band (New York, NY)

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  • N.Y. Guard's 17th Infantry Band (New York City, NY)
  • Ferko String Band (Philadelphia, PA)
  • St. Nicholas Band of Jersey City (Jersey City, NJ)

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  • Hoboken Post 107 American Legion Drum and Fife Corps (Hoboken, NJ)

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  • Bergenfield High School Band (Bergenfield, NJ)
  • Hawthorne Caballeros Senior Drum and Bugle Corps (Hawthorne, NJ)
  • William Penn Senior High School Band (York, PA)
  • Ferko String Band (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Hobo Band (Palisades, NJ)
  • Minisink Drum and Bugle Corps (Minisink, NY)
  • Reilly Raiders Drum and Bugle Corps (Burlington, NJ)
  • Radford College Highlanders (Radford, VA)
  • Northwestern High School Band (Hyattsville, MD)
  • Winyah Band (Georgetown, SC)
  • Fralinger String Band (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Blessed Sacrament CYO "Golden Knights" (Newark, NJ)
  • Mepham Long Island Band (Long Island, NY)

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  • Charleroi High School Band (Charleroi, PA)
  • Monroe Girls Corps (Monroe, GA)
  • Westbrook High School Band (Westbrook, ME)
  • Suitland High School Band (Suitland, MD)
  • Prince George High School Senior Band (Prince George, VA)
  • Reilly Raiders Drum and Bugle Corps (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Picayune High School Band (Picayune, MS)
  • Skyliners Drum and Bugle Corps (New York, NY)
  • Mainland High School Buccaneer Band (Daytona Beach, FL)
  • Washington Carver Drum and Bugle Corps (Newark, NJ)
  • Cloverleaf String Band (South Avalon, NJ)
  • Bergenfield High School Band (Bergenfield, NJ)

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  • Charleston High School Mountain Lion Band (Charleston, WV)
  • Holley Central High School Band (Holley, NY)
  • Leon High School Band (Tallahassee, FL)
  • South Hagerstown High School Band (Hagerstown, MD)
  • Durham High School Band (Durham, NC)
  • York Suburban High School Black Knights (York, PA)

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  • Bergenfield High School Marching Band (Bergenfield, NJ)
  • New Castle High School Red Hurricane Marching Band (New Castle, PA)
  • Hawthorne Caballeros Drum and Bugle Corps (Hawthorne, NJ)
  • Boonsboro High School Warrior Band (Boonsboro, MD)
  • Hanover High School Band (Hanover, PA)
  • Dillon High School Marching Cats (Dillon, SC)
  • William Fleming High School Band (Roanoke, VA)
  • Charleroi High School Band (Charleroi, PA)

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  • Hanover Park Golden Hornets (Hanover, NJ)
  • Prince George High School Royal Band (Prince George, VA)
  • Hawthorne Drum and Bugle Corps (Hawthorne, NJ)
  • Radford College Highlanders (Radford, VA)
  • St. Camillus Fife, Drum and Bugle Corps (Far Rockaway, NY)
  • Isaac Litton Band (Nashville, TN)
  • Greater Kensington String Band (Philadelphia, PA)
  • The Garfield Cadets (Garfield, NJ)
  • Mainland High School Buccaneers (Daytona, FL)
  • Screaming Eagles Drill Team (Utica, NY)

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  • William Penn Senior High School Band (York, PA)
  • Seabreeze High School Marching 100 (Daytona Beach, FL)
  • Monroe Girls' Drum and Corps (Monroe, GA)
  • Swissvale High School Golden Triangles (Swissvale, PA)
  • N.Y.C. Mission Society Cadet Drum and Bugle Corps (New York City, NY)
  • Radford College Highlanders (Radford, VA)
  • Northwestern Senior High School Band (Hyattsville, MD)
  • Greater Kensington String Band (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Hanover Park High School Golden Hornets (East Hanover, NJ)
  • Hawthorne Caballeros Drum and Bugle Corps (Hawthorne, NJ)
  • Hawthorne Muchachos (Hawthorne, NJ)
  • Prince George Royals (Prince George, VA)
  • Charleston High School Mountain Lions (Charleston, WV)

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  • Long Island Sunrisers Drum and Bugle Corps (Hempstead, NY)
  • Morris Brown College Marching Wolverines (Atlanta, GA)
  • New York Police Department Emerald Society Pipe Band (New York City, NY)
  • Fralinger String Band (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Hardin-Simmons University Cowboy Marching Band (Abilene, TX)
  • Knickerbockers Drum and Bugle Corps (Bronx, NY)
  • Cardinal Dougherty High School Band (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Silver Creek High School Raider Band (San Jose, CA)
  • McDonald's All-American High School Band (Nationwide)
  • Radford College Highlanders (Radford, VA)
  • Mainland Senior High School Buccaneer Band (Daytona Beach, FL)

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  • Arvada West Marching Band (Arvada, CO)
  • McDonald's All-American High School Band (Nationwide)
  • Lake Wales Highlander Band (Lake Wales, FL)
  • Concord Community High School Marching Minutemen (Elkhart, IN)
  • Spring Branch Senior High School Marching Band (Houston, TX)
  • Highlands High School Varsity Marching Band, Majorettes and Color Guard (Natrona Heights, PA)
  • Massillon Tiger Swing Band (Massillon, OH)
  • Lake Worth High School Trojan Band (Lake Worth, FL)
  • Plymouth-Carver High School Marching Band (Plymouth, MA)
  • Southern Highlander Marching Band (Oakland, MD)
  • Wamego High School Red Raider Marching Band (Wamego, KS)

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  • U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps (Fort Myer, VA)
  • Westchester Senior High School Band and Wranglerettes (Houston, TX)
  • Downers Grove Community High School Marching Mustangs (Downers Grove, IL)
  • Western Dubuque Bobcat Marching Band (Epworth, IA)
  • Bay View Redcat Marching Band (Milwaukee, WI)
  • Greenwich Cardinal Band (Greenwich, CT)
  • Christian County High School Marching Colonels Band (Hopkinsville, KY)
  • South Carroll High School Cavaliers Band (Sykesville, MD)
  • McDonald's All-American High School Band (Nationwide)
  • Vestal High School Golden Bears Marching Band (Vestal, NY)
  • Liberty High School Grenadier Band (Bethlehem, PA)
  • South Carolina State University's Marching 101 (Orangeburg, SC)

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