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Musical selections announced for 2019 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade marching bands

93rd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Route Map NEW YORK (Nov. 5, 2019) — A fantastic lineup of marching bands will entertain viewers with a wide variety of music during the 93rd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade will feature nearly 3,000 band members performing in high school, university, police and all-star marching bands. The groups will perform for more than 3.5 million spectators and 50 million television viewers nationwide during the 2019 spectacle which steps off at 9:00 AM on Thursday, November 28.

The national broadcast on NBC airs from 9:00 AM to Noon in all time zones. In addition, viewers can access behind-the-scenes camera angles and a real-time preview of what's to come through a 360-degree livestream on Verizon's YouTube page. The stream will be available at from 8:30 AM to Noon (Eastern).

For all of the invited marching bands, their Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade journey began more than 18 months ago, when Macy's officials extended invitations to participate in the 2019 parade. Selection into the Macy's Parade was based on submitted videos of past performances, awards, national recognition, letters of recommendation and each band's unique personality to captivate an audience. Since their selection, the marching bands have been busy perfecting their skills and raising funds for their trip to New York City.

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Following is the list of marching units appearing in the 93rd Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, along with the musical selections that will be performed during their televised appearance in Herald Square:

Awesome Original Second Time Arounders Marching Band
St. Petersburg, Florida
Band Director: Bill Findeison
Band Size: 450
Performance: "Enchano"

The Blue Springs H.S. Golden Regiment (MO) is returning to New York in 2019 for its third Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade appearance. Blue Springs High School Golden Regiment
Blue Springs, Missouri
Band Director: Tim Allshouse
Band Size: 210
Performance: "Land of Make Believe"

Catalina Foothills Falcon Band
Tucson, Arizona
Band Director: Renee Shane Boyd
Band Size: 260
Performance: "Troika"

Franklin Regional Panther Band
Murrysville, Pennsylvania
Band Director: Kevin Pollock
Band Size: 183
Performance: "Roll Over Beethoven"

Macy's Great American Marching Band
Students from across the country
Band Director: Dr. Rick Good
Band Size: 224
Performance: "Christmas on Parade"

Madison Central High School Band "An Appalachian Tradition of Excellence"
Richmond, Kentucky
Band Director: Jeremiah Fowler & David Jaggie
Band Size: 285
Performance: "Animals"

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. High School's Kings of Halftime
Lithonia, Georgia
Band Director: Ennis C. Harvey, Ed. S.
Band Size: 114
Performance: "Before I Let Go" medley

Morgan State University's The Magnificent Marching Machine
Baltimore, Maryland
Band Director: Melvin Miles
Band Size: 130
Performance: "Everybody Dance" medley

NYPD Marching Band
New York City Police Dept., New York, NY
Band Director: Lt. Tony Giorgio
Band Size: 50
Performance: Theme from A-Team

Ronald Reagan High School Marching Band
San Antonio, Texas
Band Director: Dan Morrison
Band Size: 352
Performance: "Joy"

Western Carolina University Pride of the Mountains Marching Band
Cullowhee, North Carolina
Band Director: David Starnes
Band Size: 540
Performance: "Livin' on a Prayer" & "Don't Stop Believin'"

In addition to the marching bands, the following performance groups will appear in the 93rd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade:

610 Stompers
New Orleans, Louisiana
Group Director: Walter "Telemundo" Castro
Group Size: 100
Performance: "I Love it Loud"

The Alvin Ailey School
New York, New York
Group Director: Tracy Inman
Group Size: 100
Performance: "Rocka My Soul," finale of Alvin Ailey's American masterpiece, Revelations

The Nice List
Tri-State area students
Group Director: Sean Flanagan
Group Size: 100
Performance: "Be a Santa"

National Dance Institute
New York, New York
Group Director: Ellen Weinstein
Group Size: 120
Performance: Opening Number with Sesame Street

Spirit of America Cheer
Students nationwide
Group Director: Roger Hayes
Group Size: 600
Performance: RuPaul's "Brand New"

Spirit of America Dance Stars
Students nationwide
Group Director: Laura Davis
Group Size: 600
Performance: "Man with the Bag"

For more information about this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade along with historical information about the event, visit Fans can also follow @macys on social networks and join the conversation using #MacysParade.

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