Courtesy of Alabama A&M University
When the 97th edition of the Macy’s Parade kicks off on Thanksgiving morning, the Alabama A&M University Marching Maroon and White (MMW) Band will be the first band to be seen by millions across the country. The AAMU marching band has been selected as the lead band in this year’s parade.
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will officially welcome the holiday season on Thursday, November 23 at 8:30 a.m. Americans coast-to-coast can share in the magic of the parade through NBC-TV’s national telecast hosted by the TODAY Show’s Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker. The telecast will air from 8:30 AM to 12 noon in all time zones. Fans can also stream the broadcast on Peacock. The Spanish language simulcast on Telemundo will be hosted by the network’s daytime personalities, Carlos Adyan and Andrea Meza.
In addition to the MMW’s parade performance, the Dancing Divas will be featured in a special performance with the famous Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall. The band also has a few other surprises that will fill its schedule while in the Big Apple.
Eleven marching bands from around the country will perform during the parade. Other performers for the 2023 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade are Alex Smith, Amanda Shaw, Ashley Park with the Muppets of Sesame Street, Bell Biv DeVoe, Brandy, Chicago, David Foster & Katharine McPhee, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, Enhypen, En Vogue, Jessie James Decker, Manuel Turizo, Miss America Grace Stanke, Paul Russell, and Pentatonix.
Performance groups include the Big Apple Circus, Cornell Bhangra, Harlem Globetrotters, Maria Verdeja School of theArts, Spirit of America Cheer, Spirit of America Dance Stars, St. John’s Dance Team, the Tap Dancing Christmas Trees, and Tiptoe Winter Guard.