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96th Annual

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

New York City

Thursday,
November 24, 2022
9:00 AM

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Web: Macys.com

Email: Contact Us

Mail: Macy's Band Selection Committee
11 Penn Plaza, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10001

Parade Line: 212-494-4495

If you're interested in entering your band in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, click here to access the online Macy's band application. The deadline to apply for the 2024 parade is February 1, 2023.

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Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade Logo Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade kicks off the holidays with unparalleled pomp and pageantry. The scale of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is immense: more than 3.5 million people view the parade live along the parade route, and more than 50 million viewers tune in to the television broadcast. Spectators watch in awe as 10,000 participants — including the nation's best marching bands, performance groups, giant helium balloons, breathtaking floats and the one-and-only Santa Claus — pass before their eyes.

   A day in the life of a Macy's Parade marching band

Each year, top marching bands of all varieties from across the country are invited to represent their states in the annual parade. In addition, the Macy's Great American Marching Band returns to the parade route each November with more than 250 participants representing all 50 states.

Band directors are invited to submit an application along with a video of a field marching performance to the Macy's Band Selection Committee. Applicants are thoroughly reviewed and decisions are made by early May, approximately 18 months in advance of the invited bands' appearance.

Macy's 2022 Participating Bands

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  • Benedict College Marching Tiger Band of Distinction, Columbia, South Carolina
  • Bourbon County High School Marching Colonels, Paris, Kentucky
  • Carmel High School Marching Band, Carmel, Indiana
  • Clovis North Educational Center Bronco Marching Band, Fresno, California
  • South Dakota State University Pride of the Dakotas Marching Band, Brookings, South Dakota
  • Tarpon Springs Outdoor Performance Ensemble, Tarpon Springs, Florida
  • University of Missouri Marching Mizzou, Columbia, Missouri
  • Vandegrift High School Viper Marching Band and Vision Dance Company, Austin, Texas
  • Macy's Great American Marching Band, USA
  • NYPD Marching Band, New York



Macy's 2023 Participating Bands


Updated July 1, 2022
  • Alabama A&M University Marching Maroon & White, Normal, Alabama
  • Band Directors Marching Band, USA
  • Fishers High School Marching Tiger Band, Fishers, Indiana
  • Greendale High School Marching Band, Greendale, Wisconsin
  • Jenison High School Marching Band, Jenison, Michigan
  • Mercer Island High School Marching Band, Mercer Island, Washington
  • O'Fallon Township High School Marching Panthers, O'Fallon, Illinois
  • Stoneman Douglas High School Eagle Regiment, Parkland, Florida


  • Recurring Bands:
  • Macy's Great American Marching Band, USA
  • NYPD Marching Band, New York

  • Additional 2023 bands will be added here as selections are announced.

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Bands participating in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade often take advantage of additional performance and educational opportunities during their visit to New York City. Some of the activities that bands have included on their itineraries are:
  • Attending a Broadway show at one of the many theatres along the Great White Way
  • Taking a harbor cruise for a unique view of the Statue of Liberty and the city skyline
  • Seeing a performance at New York's legendary music venues, including Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall or Lincoln Center

Future Dates

Thursday, November 24, 2022
Thursday, November 23, 2023
Thursday, November 28, 2024
(Always held on Thanksgiving Day)

For More Information

Web: Macys.com

Email: Contact Us
Mail: Macy's Band Selection Committee, 11 Penn Plaza, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10001
Parade Line: 212-494-4495

If you're interested in entering your band in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, click here to access the online Macy's band application. The deadline to apply for the 2024 parade is February 1, 2023.