The Band of the City of New York Police Department, commonly known as the NYPD Police Band, is an American Police band which serves under the NYPD in New York City. The band currently has 70 members and is part of the NYPD Ceremonial Unit. The band's motto is as follows: Serve, Protect and Entertain. The NYPD Band performs at department ceremonies, parades and community events across the city and in concerts around the world.
History with the Macy's Parade
Since 1992, the NYPD Marching Band has made annual appearances in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and has traditionally appeared alongside the police department's motorcycle brigade and mounted unit. They continue to appear as of 2020 and are a crowd favorite.