2019 Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Interest


Your Rounders are going to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and boy are we excited!

Openings for additional musicians exist to join us in NYC! Must make all of our Fall rehearsals (see our Calendar) and have marched previously in a high school band (even if 40 years ago!). Is the big parade on your bucket list?? Join us! Tell us you want to learn more by taking our interest survey below!

How do we get there? What does it cost? When do we rehearse? What is expected of me? All great questions that we’ll take a look at here, and provide you plenty of further updates and additions along our … Road to Macy’s 2019!

Start by downloading and reading our Macy’s Trip prospectus here:  View Trip Details 

Updated regularly, this document will always have (ok, usually have) the most recent Macy’s information for you!

Thinking of going with us? Take our Macy’s Informational Survey here first with no obligation. This will get us in touch with you about the trip!:  Interest Form 

Not yet a member of the band and want to join? Learn more about joining the Rounders here. It’s too late for our Spring season this year, but you can still join us for the Macy’s Parade!:  About Us

  1. Ready to go? Pay your initial Macy’s trip Deposit to the band here (Macy’s uniform, etc): Commit to Trip

This deposit goes directly to the band toward your uniform and participation fee (Tag Alongs over age 21 too)! See the trip prospectus for the current detail!

You’ll also want to register for the 2019 season. Required for the Spring and/or Fall:    2019 Season Registration

We have two booking sites made available by Performing Arts Consultants:

So let’s talk about booking your trip, shall we? We have two booking sites made available by Performing Arts Consultants:

1. A Macy’s reservation site for those NOT Fundraising (Buccaneers, Yankees and Rays). Or, if you believe only a small portion of your trip (less than half) will be paid by fundraising, make your reservations and full deposits here. This is where most of you will look to book your rooms: Book Trip Now

2. For those of you expecting all or most of your trip to NYC to be paid vis band fundraising, please make your reservations and “token” deposit here:

Your fundraising dollars will be applied for you, over time. Any shortage will of course be your responsibility.

Want to share a room, share a ride – Check the Macy’s BLOG.   Roommate BLOG Recap To add Roommate entries email Lee Lafleur

The Rounders will stay in the heart of New York City’s Theater District and Times Square at the Row Hotel located at 700 8th Avenue, between 44th and 45th Street, New York, NY 10036. We’ll be in the center of the action at this “downtown cool” boutique twenty-eight floor, 1300+ room Inn.

Our tour partner, Performing Arts Consultants (PAC) has negotiated competitive rates during this peak NYC week that includes complimentary Wi-Fi, 10% discounts at the nearby indoor food markets and gift shop, the mandatory NYC baggage handling fees (welcome to NYC!), resort fees, and, occupancy/state/local taxes). Additional nights to our 4-night (and 3-night) Macy’s packages will be available at the same rates, before our dates, at a little more after (Sat and Sun Nights +75.00 per room) space available.

Rounder room rates for this PEAK period in NYC are $358.00 single, $191. ea (double), $140. ea (triple), and $120.ea (quad). Rooms as well as the extras you NEED can be booked here (and only here) with only a deposit due at time of booking. We have held a few rooms for those of you still wanting to join us in the parade. As of Feb 2019, 750 band members, friends, and family are making the trip!

The “extras” on the site include Thanksgiving dinner, Band transportation, Planet Hollywood breakfast, and a great selection of Broadway shows. Read the website information carefully as some items are mandatory to performers and not available to tag longs!

Here is our “surprise” Macy’s announcement in video (April 14, 2018): 

Here is our earlier Macy’s Acceptance Announcement: 

And of course, here are our rehearsal dates for the Spring, and for the Macy’s event. Please note that to make the trip with the band, you MUST be at all Macy’s rehearsals! 

Thanks for joining our March to Macy’s 2019!

Lee Lafleur
Rounders Trip Coordinator  & Board Member