The Union High School Renegade Regiment Marching Band received national attention with its performance in the 95th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Nov. 25.
“Macy’s is incredibly proud to welcome the talented music students of Union High School for their long-awaited return to our show on the streets of New York City,” said Wesley Whatley, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade creative producer. “Union has one of the finest marching bands in the country and we’re excited to once again show off their determination and talent on our national stage this Thanksgiving morning!”
The Union march in the parade was seen by a live audience of more than 3 million and a worldwide television audience exceeding 50 million viewers. The Union High School Renegade Regiment last performed in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade in 2013.
Originally, Union was scheduled to perform in 2020, until the parade was scaled down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Alumni of the Class of 2021 who would have participated in the parade were invited to travel with the Renegade Regiment to New York.