Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – Bands, Groups and Clowns

  • By Virtual NYC Office
  • 16 Nov, 2017

SPECIALTY ENTERTAINMENT: MARCHING BANDS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, CLOWN UNITS TAKE CENTER STAGE IN THE 91ST ANNUAL MACY’S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE®

Source Photo Credit: Macy's Inc

MARCHING BANDS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, CLOWN UNITS

MARCHING BANDS

COLONY HIGH SCHOOL
Palmer, Alaska
Band Director: Jamin Burton
Band Size: 104
Performance: “Ain’t Nothing Wrong With That”

DAVIS HIGH SCHOOL
Kaysville, Utah
Band Director: Steven Hendricks
Band Size: 309
Performance: “Ode to Joy”

MACY’S GREAT AMERICAN MARCHING BAND
Students from across the country
Band Director: Dr. Rick Good
Band Size: 240
Performance: “Holiday Celebration”

NATION FORD HIGH SCHOOL
Fort Mill, South Carolina
Band Director: Martin Dickey
Band Size: 200
Performance: “We Gather Together”

NYPD MARCHING BAND
New York City Police Dept., New York, NY
Band Director: Lt. Tony Giorgio
Band Size: 50
Performance: “Stand By Me”

OHIO UNIVERSITY
Athens, Ohio
Band Director: Ricky Suk
Band Size: 241
Performance: “25 or 6 to 4”

PRAIRIE VIEW A&M UNIVERSITY
Prairie View, Texas
Band Director: Timmey Zachery
Band Size: 330
Performance: Highlights from the HBCU Band

ROCKFORD HIGH SCHOOL
Rockford, Michigan
Band Director: Brian Phillips
Band Size: 308
Performance: “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”

ROSEMOUNT HIGH SCHOOL
Rosemount, Minnesota
Band Director: Ben Harloff
Band Size: 276
Performance: “Pride in the Past, Promise in the Future”

TRUMBULL HIGH SCHOOL
Trumbull, Connecticut
Band Director: Peter Horton
Band Size: 152
Performance: “My Favorite Things”

U.S. AIR FORCE BAND AND HONOR GUARD
Washington, DC
Band Director: Col. Larry H. Lang, USAF
Band Size: 160
Performance: “Air Force Song”

WEST HARRISON HIGH SCHOOL
Gulfport, Mississippi
Band Director: Tim Garrett
Band Size: 215

PERFORMANCE GROUPS

34th & PHUNK
Group Director: Sean Flanagan
Choreographers: Willdabeast & Janelle Ginestra
Group Size: 61
Performance: “Manolo” (Remix)

CAMP BROADWAY
Students nationwide
Group Director: Susan Lee
Group Size: 125
Performance: “This is a Great Country”

RED HOT MAMAS
Post Falls, Idaho
Group Director: Mikki Stevens
Group Size: 50
Performance: “Gimme Some Lovin’”

SPIRIT OF AMERICA CHEER
Students nationwide
Group Director: Roger Hayes
Group Size: 550
Performance: “Shake Your Body”

SPIRIT OF AMERICA DANCE STARS
Students nationwide
Group Director: Laura Davis
Group Size: 550
Performance: “House of Make Believe”

CLOWN UNITS

More than 1,000 Macy’s employees, along with their friends and family, will take to the streets after graduating from Macy’s Clown U. (in association with the Big Apple Circus) in the following groups and vehicles:

  • Arrrrsome Pirates
  • Artist Clowns
  • Baseball All-Stars
  • Birthday Party Clowns
  • Breakfast Clowns
  • Circus Clowns
  • City Tourist Clowns
  • Confetti-Pult
  • Corny-Copia Clowns
  • Fire Truck Clown Vehicle
  • Funny Farm Clowns
  • Funny Firefighter Brigade
  • Gnomes
  • Half-Baked Delivery Truck
  • Half-Baked Holiday Sweets
  • Hi-Roller Skating Clowns
  • Hoedown Clowns
  • Jester Clowns
  • Keystone Cops & Robbers
  • Malt Shop Clowns
  • Nutty-Cracker Ballet Clowns
  • Parade Brigade Clowns
  • Patriotic Clowns
  • POP! Flowers
  • Produce Wagons
  • Rag Doll Clowns
  • Santa’s Toy Box Clowns
  • Silly Sailors
  • Silly Seaside Clowns & Sea Creatures
  • Sleepy Clowns
  • Slumber Party Clowns
  • Springtime Clowns
  • Taxi Cab of Clowns
  • Toy Blocks
  • Turkey Tech Players & Sports Fans
  • Viking Clowns
  • Vintage Clowns
  • Wintertime Clowns

Additionally, the Parade will feature 12 Clown Stilt Walker units:

  • Candy Canes & Candy Puppets
  • Christmas Trees
  • Cowboy & Cowgirl
  • Elves
  • Entenmann's Bakers
  • Hibiscus
  • Hot Dog & Ice Cream Vendor
  • Jack and the Beanstalk
  • Mother Ginger
  • Peg Leg Pirates
  • Sea Anemones
  • Snowflakes
Source Photo Credit: Macy's Inc
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