Ohio University Marching Band invited to 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

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NEW YORK (WCMH) — The Bobcat band is heading to the Big Apple.

The Ohio University Marching Band was selected to perform in the 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

This is the third time the Marching 110 will represent the state of Ohio in New York on Thanksgiving Day. The band previously performed in the 2000 and 2005 parades.

“I am extremely honored for the Marching 110 to be invited back to the Macy’s Parade for the third time,” said Richard Suk, director of bands. “It is one of the premiere performance opportunities for marching bands and I’m thrilled, for not only our current students, but for our alumni and the Ohio University community.”

“Marching bands in the state of Ohio have a long history of high-energy, crowd-pleasing performances – the kind of entertaining performances New Yorkers look forward to each and every Thanksgiving,” said Wesley Whatley, creative director for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Each year, the Macy’s Parade Band Committee looks for bands that have the stage presence, musical and marching abilities to captivate more than 3.5 million live spectators and more than 50 million viewers. Ohio University Marching Band was selected from 175 applicants as one of 10 bands to march in the 2017 edition of the annual holiday spectacle. The band will join the revelry along with other iconic Macy’s staples: floats, giant character balloons, clowns and superstar performers galore on Thanksgiving Day 2017, helping to create an unforgettable experience for millions.

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