The Best Damn Band in the Land is taking part in the most famous parade in the land as the Ohio State University marching band will march in the 2018 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, representing the state of Ohio.
This is the band's first-ever appearance in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade after it was selected from more than 100 applicants as one of 10 bands to participate in the holiday spectacle.
“We are thrilled to represent the state of Ohio in our first-ever Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade appearance,” band director Christopher Hoch said when the decision was announced in September. “This will be a once-in-a-lifetime performance experience for our students, and I’m excited that we will be able to showcase our tradition of excellence on the streets of New York City for viewers around the globe.”
The parade will be televised by NBC from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. in all time zones. Public viewing areas of the parade include the west side of Central Park West from 59th to 75th streets and along Sixth Avenue from 59th to 38th streets.