Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2010
November 24, 2010 by staff
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2010, Purdue University to access the Christmas season officially began for millions of people. The progress of Purdue All-American Band was selected to be in the parade of Thanksgiving Macy’s and will be the first band marching in the big event in New York.
The parade begins at 9 am and can be seen on NBC. “All I can say about this is that there will be plenty of people around the world are watching us,” said Nicole Bianco, a sophomore clarinet player. “I guess along with the rest of our family band full of pride and excitement as we march our way of signature on the streets of the city, doing our choreography of the street and have a heck of a time.”
About to enter the year 125, the progress of Purdue All-American band submitted an application, references from other major band of ten directors and DVDs of shows.
Thanksgiving Macy’s Day Parade began taking college band five years ago. Purdue is the first Big Ten School to perform in the parade.
Jay S. Gephart, director of bands at Purdue University, said that the materials presented two years ago and learned of Purdue, was accepted in April 2009.
“I think the style of the band are at Purdue is very attractive for the fans and the public,” said Gephart. “I think people of Macy’s are interested in appealing to family audiences.
“Purdue has always had a reputation as a band trip. Purdue has been able to do things that other band programs of the university does not have. For the college bands, the world knows everything about Purdue.”
Great performances have included the 1933 World’s Fair, the Indianapolis 500, the Rose Parade, and performances in Japan, Singapore, China, Colombia, the Netherlands and Venezuela.
But time Thursday at the center of attention would be the largest in terms of how many people get to see the band. Millions of people are expected in line with the action along the parade route three miles.
Purdue’s band is up most of the football season to carry out, but playing big city streets is a different type of play.
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