Cheer on these Alabama marching bands at national parades

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Alabama is ready to walk the streets of NYC. Photo via Emily Kent for The Bama Buzz

Alabama bands are making national news this holiday season. There are a couple marching bands joining in the cheer, and we know the details. Keep on reading to find out more.

University of Alabama’s Million Dollar Band

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There’s nothing better than the University of Alabama’s band. Photo via Emily Kent for The Bama Buzz

While you’re cooking your turkey on Thanksgiving morning, be sure to watch out for the University of Alabama’s Million Dollar Band on TV at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. This will be the university’s marching band’s debut at the New York City parade. Look out for the over 400 Crimson Tide students on Thursday morning:

  • When: Thursday, November 25 | 9AM-12PM
  • Where: Watch on NBC
The band plays “Empire State of Mind” to get ready for NYC. Video via Emily Kent for The Bama Buzz

“It’s fitting that the UA Million Dollar Band, one of the most respected university marching bands in the country, will be performing in one of the largest parades in the world.

What Alabama fans have been able to enjoy on Saturdays will now be shared with more than 50 million people live on the streets of New York and watching on television. We’re honored by the invitation, and I couldn’t be more pleased by the work of these talented student musicians.”

Stuart R. Bell, President, University of Alabama

Homewood High School Patriot Band

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These students are ready to head to Cali. Photo via Homewood High School’s Marching Band’s Facebook

The Homewood High School’s Patriot Band is no stranger to national parades. In fact, the Jefferson County school has been to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 9 times in 40 years. This year, they will be heading to California in January. The local students will be playing in the 133rd annual Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade. This parade kicks off the Rose Bowl college football game. This will be the fifth time the Homewood High School has made this journey out west:

  • When: Saturday, January 1 | 10AM-2PM
  • Where: Watch on ABC, Hallmark Channel, NBC and Univision
Homewood High School played in the 2018 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

We’re proud of these Alabama students representing our state at a couple of the nation’s biggest and most watched parades. Be sure to cheer on our state.

Will you be watching these parades? Tag us @thebamabuzz to let us know!

Selah Vetter
Selah Vetter
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