A Thanksgiving tradition for Starr’s Mill


Seven Starr’s Mill High band members will take their places in the national spotlight as millions of people around the world watch them parade down the streets of New York City on Thanksgiving day as they perform in the Macy’s Great American Marching Band.

Kevin Allen, Kennedy Blanks, Jaskaran Chawla, Nicole Di Vinitz, Zach Garcia, Camryn Kiener, and Claudia Williams are among the top 185 musicians and approximately 40 flag and dance performers in the nation selected as members of the band that will entertain audiences Nov. 22 in this year’s 92nd annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

This marks the sixth straight year that Starr’s Mill students have been invited to join the Macy’s Great American Marching Band. For Kevin Allen and Zach Garcia, this will be their second consecutive year selected to perform.

The parade will start at New York City’s Central Park, and end at Macy’s Herald Square where the band will perform for celebrity hosts, a grandstand audience, and more than 50 million television viewers watching the broadcast live on NBC. Approximately three million spectators are expected to line the parade route.