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No matter if you are visiting for the first time or if you are a long-time resident of New York City, experiencing this illustrious city is an adventure like no other. Witnessing the iconic neighborhoods, marvelous culinary scenes, astounding museums, and astonishing attractions makes New York City one of the most exciting cities in the world. And one of New York City’s most awe-inspiring annual events is The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! View this video to learn more.
Relive the holiday magic with the Brownsburg Band & Guard
Music Travel Consultants is proud to be the travel provider for numerous groups as they perform in this iconic parade. See Brownsburg's preparation for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade as you prepare your ensemble to be a part of this exciting event.
Take a quick look at past MTC trips that include a performance in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Want to see even more? Visit the full gallery here.
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Marching in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is a treasured tradition, tied as the second-oldest parade in the United States. This parade is witnessed by many in person however, many more embrace the parade at their homes with loved ones to start the holiday season. Directors need to apply years in advance and submit an application video to the Macy’s Band Selection Committee. The band selections are made in early May. Don't forget to make time to enjoy NYC's exciting attractions and fun food. Looking for even more adventure? Check out other performance opportunities and attractions here.Get your quote here
ADD SOME FEATURES TO YOUR UNFORGETTABLE TRIP
There are many dazzling features to add to your Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade band trip.
Enjoy the magic of Broadway, Take a dinner cruise, visit one or many of NYC's breathtaking art museums like the MOMA or the Metropolitan Museum of Art. See the Statue of Liberty or shop on 5th Avenue. As a city that offers something for everyone, New York is also welcoming and warm amidst its hustle-bustle pace.
Trip highlights to choose from
Lengendary Broadway Shows
One of the most popular tourist attractions in New York City is the magnetic draw of Broadway. With world-class performances in over 40 theatres, your group will enjoy well-known musicals that make New York City the cultural capital of the world. View the Christmas Spectacular starring the Radio City Rockettes or visit historic venues like the Broadway Theatre, Majestic Theatre, Gershwin Theatre and more.
Disney Performing Arts Broadway Magic Workshops
Music Travel Consultants is proud to be Disney Broadway’s Preferred Travel Planner. Disney on Broadway is the flagship stage play and musical production company of the Disney Theatrical Group, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Studios, a major business unit of The Walt Disney Company. Embrace Broadway from the inside with special classes and workshops with current cast members and directors. Your students will feel that magic of the stage under their feet as they become a cast member for a few hours.
Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty
Ellis Island may not appear large on a map, but it is an unparalleled destination in United States history. After welcoming more than 12 million immigrants to our shores, Ellis Island is now a poetic symbol of the American Dream. Visiting Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty is an inspiring, striking experience. As dual symbols of freedom and hope, these incredible monuments and their museums give proof to the story of immigration and recognize the human spirit of our nation’s ideals. You won’t want to miss your chance to capture images in and around Lady Liberty then experience landing at Ellis Island as you arrive in a new nation.
911 Memorial and Museum
The 9/11 Memorial & Museum is the country’s principal institution concerned with exploring 9/11, documenting its impact and examining its continuing significance. Honoring those who were killed in the 2001 and 1993 attacks is at the heart of the experience. Located at the World Trade Center in New York City, the 9/11 Memorial Museum tells the story of 9/11 through media, narratives and a collection of monumental and authentic artifacts, presenting visitors with personal stories of loss, recovery and hope. Hallowed ground that will impact your entire group.
Carnegie Hall first opened its doors in 1891. Located on the corner of 57th Street and Seventh Avenue, it is a national historic landmark that comprises three venues: Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Zankel Hall, and Weill Recital Hall. Additionally, Carnegie Hall also supports educational activities throughout the city and beyond through its Weill Music Institute. Carnegie Hall's mission is to present extraordinary music and musicians on the three stages of this legendary hall, to bring the transformative power of music to the widest possible audience, to provide visionary education programs, and to foster the future of music through the cultivation of new works, artists, and audiences. Put your students on one of the most iconic stages in the world as they fill the house with glorious sound.
St Patrick’s Cathedral
One of the largest churches in the nation, this historic cathedral is modeled in 13th century Gothic style with beautiful stained-glass windows and twin spires soaring to 330 feet. The cathedral seats over 2,000 worshipers, and its 3 pipe organs combined have 12 divisions, 150 ranks, 177 stops and over 9,000 pipes. The story of New York’s great cathedral mirrors the story of the city itself. Created to affirm the ascendance of religious freedom and tolerance, St. Patrick’s Cathedral was built in the democratic spirit. St. Patrick’s Cathedral proves the maxim that no generation builds a cathedral. It is rather, a kind of ongoing conversation linking generations past, present and future.
Edge New York, Top of the Rock
Don’t leave the city without checking out the view from above. With several options, each presenting a different outlook, you’ll experience breathtaking moments with your group. Edge is the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western. It’s suspended in mid-air, giving you the feeling of floating in the sky with 360-degree views you can’t get anywhere else. Look 100 stories down from the thrilling glass floor, lean out over the city on angled glass walls and enjoy the sky. Nestled at the height of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, Top of the Rock’s three levels of indoor and outdoor observation decks deliver spectacular, unobstructed views of the city skyline. With terraces facing each direction, Top of the Rock’s panoramic sights make it the ultimate observation deck in NYC. Soaring 70 floors above Rockefeller Center, it’s one of the top things to do in New York City.
One World Trade Center and One World Observatory
One World Trade Center is the main building of the rebuilt World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan, New York City. One WTC is the tallest building in the United States, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, and the seventh tallest in the world. See the New York City skyline from over 100 stories above the streets – the highest point in the city. Take in breathtaking 360° views from the comfort of an indoor climate-controlled space. Get ready to elevate your senses at One World Observatory!
Central Park and City Tour
Experience Central Park with a knowledgeable guide and visit many well-known attractions on this exciting adventure! Learn about the history and architecture of the park through iconic landmarks such as Bethesda Fountain, Strawberry Fields, Wollman Rink, the Gapstow Bridge, Belvedere Castle, and more. See where many famous movie and TV scenes were shot, such as Home Alone 2, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Spiderman 3 and Sex and the City. Capture the pace and feel the heartbeat of a great city as local guides take you from Midtown to the Upper West Side to Harlem, Central Park, the Upper East Side, Lincoln Center, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Fifth Avenue and New York City’s colorful ethnic neighborhoods.
Your marching band is ready to experience a tailor-made trip to one of our many iconic destinations. At Music Travel Consultants, each trip is custom designed to meet your wishes. We take care of every detail so you can sit back and enjoy traveling on your dream trip. Simply leave travel planning, logistics and on-site management to us! MTC is led by accomplished professionals who know what needs to happen and are with you every step of the way!
The Music Travel app is offered to our marching bands as they travel.
Directors, staff, chaperones and students use the information-packed, versatile app before and during their trip - all free of charge.
Powerful Director Tools
Interactive Checklists, Pop Up Communications, Emergency Notifications.
Tools for all travelers
Live Itineraries, Group Messaging, Photo Gallery.
Everything you need for your next performance trip.
The Music Travel app is available for iPhone and Android.
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