SABIAN is proud to announce its continued partnership with The Macy’s Great American Marching Band by supplying the drum line’s cymbals for use during this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®.
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 18″ HH New Symphonic cymbals as they represent the nation’s youth at its finest.
Stepping-off from Central Park on Thursday, November 22, 2012, 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, and Mr. Barry Houser, University of Illinois, will be complemented by approximately 40 flags and dancers choreographed by Bart Woodley, employed by WGI Sports of the Arts. Students were selected through an audition process.
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; Vitamin Water, NY – official rehearsal-beverage supplier; Vic Firth, Inc., MA – official percussion sticks, mallets, and stick bags; and Remo, CA – official drumhead supplier.
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