Benedict College Marching Tiger Band of Distinction has been named to perform in the 2022 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, representing South Carolina, marking the first appearance by Benedict College, the world-famous parade. The Macy's Thanksgiving Parade is an American tradition, held annually in New York City, since 1924.
Benedict College Marching Tiger Band of Distinction was selected from over 100 applicants, as only one of 9 bands to perform in this annual event.
According to a release from Benedict College:
“Energetic, exciting and entertaining - these words perfectly describe the Benedict College Marching Tiger Band of Distinction and the incredible sound and spirit they deliver at every single performance,” said Wesley Whatley, creative producer, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. “Macy’s is so proud to introduce this incredible group to our Parade audience on Thanksgiving morning for their big debut!”
“The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is a quintessential holiday tradition,” said Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis, President and CEO of Benedict College. “I can think of no better way to showcase the showmanship, talent and precision of the Benedict College Tiger Band of Distinction than to watch them march down the streets of New York City on Thanksgiving Day!”
Benedict College Marching Tiger Band of Distinction will prepare for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade for the next 18 months, by holding many rehearsals and hosting fundraising events. To jumpstart their fundraising efforts, Macy's has made a donation of $10,000 in support of Benedict College and their march towards the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.