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Morgan State band to perform in 2019 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Posted: 6:12 AM, Oct 08, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-08 08:18:38-04
MSU band to perform in 2019 Macy's Parade
MSU band to perform in 2019 Macy's Parade

A special honor for Morgan State University's "Magnificent Marching Machine."

The band will perform in the 2019 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. This is the first time they are representing Maryland in the parade. Morgan State's band is one of nine marching. 

“Morgan State University is home to one of the finest and most exciting marching bands in the northeast, delivering high-energy, crowd-pleasing performances every fall season,”  said Wesley Whatley, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Creative Producer. “Macy’s Band Selection Committee is proud to welcome The Marching Machine to New York City for their debut appearance in the 2019 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!”

The band is made up of 150 students and they've performed at several NFL, MLB and CFL games. They've also appeared in several movies.

Morgan State's band program offers six different ensembles: Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Symphonic Winds, Jazz Ensemble, Pep Band and the Jazz Combo.