READING, PA and MARSHFIELD, MA – The Macy’s Great American Marching Band is proud to announce its continued partnership with Marshfield-based SABIAN Inc. This generous support from SABIAN will supply the drum line’s cymbals for use during this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®.
This is the fifth year SABIAN will provide equipment for the Band. The Band, comprised of students from across the United States, debuted in 2006 in celebration of the 80th anniversary of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® in New York, NY. This year’s cymbalists will be playing beautiful SABIAN 18” Hand-Hammered New Symphonic cymbals as they lead Santa Claus in the Parade.
Stepping-off from Central Park on Thursday, November 25, 2010, the Band will be cheered by 3.5 million live spectators, before arriving at Macy’s Herald Square for their performance for more than 50 million TV viewers watching the broadcast live on NBC.
The 200 musicians, under the direction of Drs. Richard Good and Doug Rosener, Auburn University, will be complemented by approximately 30 flags and dancers choreographed by Greg Lagola of the famed Cadets Drum Corp of Pennsylvania. Students are currently being selected through an audition process.
Dennis Rhoads is the president and founder of MUSIC FESTIVALS, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Located in Reading, PA, Rhoads and his staff are experts in student travel – handling student music groups/organizations exclusively.
Additional Band partners include: The Band Hall, TN – official uniform supplier; Jupiter Band Instruments, Inc., TN – official brass instrument supplier; Mapex USA by Jupiter, TN – official percussion equipment supplier; Music & Arts, MD – on-site maintenance and supplier; Vitamin Water, NY – official rehearsal-beverage supplier; Vic Firth, Inc., MA – official percussion sticks, mallets, and stick bags; and Remo, CA – official drumhead supplier.
For more information about the band, please contact MUSIC FESTIVALS at 800-545-0935 ext. 150 or visit www.musfestivals.com. Additional information on SABIAN and its fine products is available at www.sabian.com. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade site is http://social.macys.com/parade2010/
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