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AAMU Marching Band Leads 2023 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Alabama A&M University Marching Band will not only join 10 of America's Best Marching Bands in the 97th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade this year, but they will be leading!

Katy Ganaway talks with the band's director, Carlton J. Wright, as well as Section Leader Elijah Lee, about how they've been preparing, being the second-ever HBCU to play in the parade, and a few things they're looking forward to during their trip to the Big Apple.

You can learn more about what you'll see from AAMU at the 97th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade here: https://www.aamu.edu/about/inside-aamu/news/macys-parade-lead.html

This interview aired Nov. 17, 2023, during Morning Edition at 7:45 AM and during All Things Considered at 4:44 PM.

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