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Wonderful Tradition: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
In 2017 the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will travel through the heart of New York City for the 91st time. The spectacular tradition provides life-long memories for families and one of the world's largest stages for marching bands. View this touching "Old Friends" video and tune in to the NBC telecast (9:00 AM to 12 Noon in all time zones) on Thursday, November 23.

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Macy's announcing 2018 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Band Selections

"Go Band!" Facebook post about team aspect of marching band goes viral
A social media post about the dedication and teamwork found in marching bands has gone viral, spreading a positive message about the marching activity to tens of thousands of readers (so far). Full story >>

Marching band member rolls through challenges of cerebral palsy
The marching community is being inspired by the Omaha World-Herald story of a band member who doesn't let cerebral palsy keep her off the field. See the story and video, plus view some other inspiring stories from the archives about performers who overcame obstacles to perform in marching band. Full story >> joins the national SupportMusic coalition to strengthen music education in schools
Support Music logo has joined the SupportMusic Coalition, a public service led by U.S.-based NAMM and MENC, that seeks to strengthen community commitment and support for quality music education in schools. Full story >>
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Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade JAN 1: The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade is televised around the world.

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Rose Parade Float 2018 Rose Parade Lineup
View the complete 2018 Rose Parade lineup in order of appearance. The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade will step off with a fantastic lineup of floats, marching bands and equestrian units beginning at 8:00 AM (Pacific) on Monday, January 1, 2018. Full story >>

Buhos Marching Band Tournament of Roses "Bandfest" Schedule
View the performance schedule for the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Bandfest on December 29-30, 2017, which features field exhibitions by the Rose Parade bands. Full story >>

Gift Box Gift Ideas for Marching Band Fans
Wrap up your holiday shopping with inspired and inspiring marching-related gift ideas. Your marching band friends are sure to love these unique items ... and in many cases, your purchases will support organizations that work hard to showcase the marching activity. Full story >>

2017 Bands of America Grand National Championship Photos Photo Feature: 2017 BOA Grand National Championships
View photos of all 37 semi-finalist bands from the Bands of America Grand National Championships held November 8-11 in Indianapolis. View gallery >>

From The 13th Chair Trombone Player Seen and Heard at BOA 2017
Columnist DJ Corchin shares his annual Top 20 Most Hilarious Things Seen or Overheard at the 2017 Bands of America Grand National Championships! Full story >>

91st Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Musical selections announced for 2017 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade marching bands
View the musical selections that marching bands will perform on television during the 91st Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 23, 2017. Full story >>

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade A day in the life of a Macy's Parade marching band
Go behind the scenes and experience an up-to-the-minute account of what bands experience at one of America's great parades. Full story >>

2017 DCI Championships Photos Photo Feature: 2017 DCI Championships
View photos of all 40 drum corps from the DCI World Championships held August 10-12 in Indianapolis, Indiana. View gallery >>

2018 Rose Parade marching band selections announced
The Tournament of Roses has officially announced the full lineup of marching units for the 2018 Rose Parade to be held Monday, January 1, 2018. The outstanding roster includes 22 bands from across the United States plus Canada, Australia, Panama and Japan. Full story >>

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