History of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2012 – Video

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Our offices will be closed Monday, November 12, 2012 in observance of the Federal Holiday of Veteran’s Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, November 13.

If you are in town for the day, there are many ways to celebrate the day in NYC. Here are a few of our favorite ideas:

Veteran’s Day Parade and Street Fair:

New York’s Veteran’s Day Parade is that largest of it’s kind in the nation – with over 20,000 participants and 600,000+ parade spectators. This year’s theme is “UNITED WE STAND”, reminding the public to stand behind America’s veterans, as well as reflecting one of the founding principles of our nation. This year’s featured service branch is the U.S. Coast Guard (all branches will participate). The Parade will mark the 150th anniversary of the Medal of Honor and the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. It will also be part of the ongoing Department of Defense Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War.

The opening ceremony will start at 10 am right here in Madison Square Park at the Eternal Flame on Sunday, November 11. The parade commences at 11:25am on 23rd Street continuing north on Fifth Avenue up to 59th Street. The official reviewing stand is located at 41st Street in front of the New York Public Library. Bleachers are available next to the reviewing stand.

On Monday, November 12, 2012, the “Patriot’s Row” Street Fair will take place from 9am to 5pm on 53th Street between Madison & 6th Avenues.

For a full schedule of events, please visit: http://www.vetsday.org/events/

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Ice Skating:

Ice skating in the City is a beloved seasonal tradition. Whether you are participating or watching, the only problem is which of our World famous rinks do you choose from?

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Clowns at the Macy’s Day Parade – 2012

Wondering about all those clowns at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade? Here’s everything you need to know!

A frenzy of fun is set to be released as 900 Macy’s volunteers ramp up the crowds at the 86th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®. Wearing red noses and equipped with colorful confetti, Macy’s holiday clowns will flood the streets of New York City with laughter, bringing holiday cheer to millions of spectators this Thanksgiving.

Mastering slapstick and holiday hijinks might seem like an easy task, but the rigorous training required to be called a Macy’s clown is no laughing matter. Being crowned the kings and queens of hilarity is all in a day’s work. On Saturday, Nov. 10, Macy’s clown volunteers will learn the facts of funny, taught by none other than the stars of the Big Apple Circus. Under the big top, volunteers will learn firsthand what it takes to be a clown, from do’s and don’ts to eccentric demonstrations, the hopefuls must be made jester-ready for Thanksgiving Day. After successfully completing Clown U., these volunteers will be awarded their red noses, solidifying their transition from mere mortals into extraordinary Macy’s Parade ambassadors of fun!

Arriving at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, the newly-minted clowns will gather with their assigned clown troupe and get dressed for the holiday hoedown. Once in costume, volunteers ranging from banana clowns to western clowns will ride in their funny-wagon to Clown Corner, the designated meet-up spot for Parade clowns. To the call of Let’s Have a Parade™, the gaggle of clowns will begin to share a laugh or two with audiences and bring smiles to all during their Turkey Day journey.

Following is a list of clown troupes featured in the 86th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade:

Bananas & Palm Trees Clowns
Breakfast Clowns with Egg Trike
Birthday Party Clowns
Celebration Clowns
Circus Clowns
Clown U Marching Band
Corny-Copia Clowns
Funny Bone Medical Team
Funny Farm Clowns
Funny Fire Brigade Clowns W/ Fire Truck
Gnomes
Half-Baked Holiday Clowns
Hi-Roller Skating Clowns
Hoedown Clowns
Holiday Clowns
Jolly Polly Pirate Clowns
Keystone Cops & Robbers
Malt Shop Clowns
Nutty Crackers Ballet Clowns & Sugar Plump Fairies
Nutty Professor Einsteins & Wacky Graduates
Patriotic Clowns
Pool Hall Clowns
Pre-K Clowns
Rag Doll Clowns
Santa’s Toy Box Clowns
Silly Sailors
Silly Seaside Clowns & Bathing Beauty
Sleepy Clowns
Springtime Clowns
Turkey Tech Football Gobblers

Source & Photos: Macy’s

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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – Marching Bands 2012

This Thanksgiving, drummers, dancers and twirlers will shine side-by-side as the best high school and university bands and the nation’s top performance groups dazzle the crowd at the 86th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®. More than 3.5 million spectators and 50 million viewers nationwide will watch as they strut their way into the holiday season, bringing the Magic of Macy’s along for the ride.

Holiday hoedowners and rockin’ reindeer from talented performance groups will wow spectators as multitalented brass, woodwind, strings, percussion players and dancers representing all 50 states pump up the crowds. In addition to being an entertaining spectacle, these performances showcase a diversity of creative talent that truly represents the very best of local communities. From Bronx basketball players on unicycles and ragin’ Cajun drummers hailing from Louisiana to the beat of international drums, audiences are in for the ultimate showcase of rhythm, music and soul-stirring entertainment.

For the marching bands, their Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade journey began more than 18 months ago, when band members were surprised at their schools with an invite to participate in the 2012 Parade by the Macy’s Parade Band Committee. Selection into the Macy’s Parade was based on submitted videos of past performances, awards, national recognition, letters of recommendation and of course, each band’s unique personality to captivate an audience. As confetti filled the air and cheers of delight echoed throughout the auditorium, each group took their invite to perform in the Macy’s Parade as a pinnacle in their performing career.

For the past year, these bands and performance groups have perfected their exclusive acts, which they are set to showcase in front of family, friends and of course millions of viewers nationwide. Ahead of their New York City debuts, to help fund their big trip the bands and performance groups engaged in unique fundraising efforts. From selling locally grown citrus fruits to raising 10-foot tall flag poles in the front yards of supporters, the groups went above and beyond to raise the necessary funds for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Following is the list of bands appearing in the 86th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade:

FATHER RYAN HIGH SCHOOL
FATHER RYAN HIGH SCHOOL BAND

Nashville, TN
Band Size: 83 Members
Band Director: Jeff Shletzer
Musical Selection: “Asphalt Cocktail”

FORTINO MELGOZA GONGALEZ
BANDA MUSICAL DELFINES

Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico
Band Size: 210 Members
Band Director: Jorge Castillo Vasquez
Musical Selection: “Fiesta Mexican”

KENTON RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL
MARCHING COUGAR BAND

Springfield, OH
Band Size: 146 Members
Band Director: James Templeton
Musical Selection: “The Cougar Ragtime Band”

MACY’S GREAT AMERICAN MARCHING BAND
United States
Band Size: 245 Members
Band Director: Dr. Rick Good & Dennis Rhoads
Musical Selection: “Up the Lazy River”

NICEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
EAGLE PRIDE MARCHING BAND

Niceville, FL
Band Size: 295 Members
Band Director: Daniel Wooten
Musical Selection: “Jazzy Jingle Bells”

NORTH CAROLINA A&T STATE UNIVERSITY
THE BLUE AND GOLD MARCHING MACHINE

Greensboro, NC
Band Size: 246 Members
Band Director: Dr. Kenneth Ruff
Musical Selection: “Herald Square Medley” and “Empire State of Mind”

OAK RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL
WAR EAGLE BAND

Conroe, TX
Band Size: 274 Members
Band Director: Jack Allen
Musical Selection: “Dashing Through the Snow”

SARATOGA HIGH SCHOOL
SARATOGA HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND

Saratoga, CA
Band Size: 230 Members
Band Director: Michael Boitz
Musical Selection: “2012 American Overture”

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BAND & HONOR GUARD
Washington D.C.
Band Size: 200 Members
Band Director: CMSgt Edward Teleky
Musical Selection: “This is My Country”

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA LAFAYETTE
UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA LAFAYETTE MARCHING BAND

Lafayette, LA
Band Size: 280 Members
Band Director: Brian Taylor
Musical Selection: “Let the Good Times Roll”

WYOMING ALL-STATE MARCHING BAND
Wyoming
Band Size: 250 Members
Band Director: Dave Bellis
Musical Selection: “Silverado”

Following is the list of performance groups appearing in the 86th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade:

FRED HILL BRIEFCASE DRILL TEAM
Plymouth, MI
Group Size: 17 Members
Group Leader: Fred Hill
Routine: “One Very Tricky Briefcase Maneuver”

HEARTLAND HOEDOWNERS
Elkhorn, NE
Group Size: 54 Members
Group Leader: Rennae Tieken
Routine: “Polichinelles”

THE KING CHARLES UNICYCLE TROUPE
New York, NY
Group Size: 7 Members
Group Leader: King Anthony James
Routine: “Basketball-Playing Unicyclists”

SPANGLES DANCE COMPANY
New York, NY
Group Size: 25 Members
Group Leader: Debby & Teddy Spangles aka Sonia Iannetti & Richard Hinds
Routine: “The Heat is On”

SPIRIT OF AMERICA DANCE
United States
Group Size: 650 Members
Group Leader: Laura Davis
Routine: “Gaga Medley”

THE TAP DANCING CHRISTMAS TREES
Oakland, CA
Group Size: 55 Members
Group Leader: Pamm Drake
Routine: “We Need a Little Christmas”

STAGEDOOR MANOR
United States
Group Size: 140 Members
Group Leader: Konnie Kitrell
Routine: “Santa by the Book”

TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY STRUTTERS
San Marcos, TX
Group Size: 110 Members
Group Leader: Susan Angell-Gonzalez
Routine: “Kickin’”

VARSITY SPIRIT CHEER
United States
Group Size: 650 Members
Group Leader: Roger Hayes
Routine: “Get it Started Medley”

Source & Photos: Macy’s

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