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  • Marching Illini bringing in Santa at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

    The Marching Illini have one of the prime spots in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – bringing in Santa Claus at the parade’s end. This will be the first appearance for the Marching Illini at the Macy’s parade. The parade is televised on NBC, and the Marching Illini expect to be on TV performing the routine at 11:54 a.m. CST. Watch the band rehearse the routine they'll perform in Herald Square.

    Video by Jack Maples.


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  • Editor’s notes: To reach Barry Houser, email Social media users may follow the Marching Illini’s journey using the hashtag #IlliniAtMacysParade. More information about the Marching Illini’s trip to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is available online at