USM band to take part in Macy's parade

HATTIESBURG – The University of Southern Mississippi Pride of Mississippi Marching Band and Dixie Darlings will make debut appearances in New York City at the 84th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
The 300-member band is the first university band in Mississippi to be selected for the honor, according to a university press release.
Only 11 bands from the 300 applicants were selected to perform in the parade, which will be broadcast Thursday on CBS beginning at 8 a.m. and on NBC starting at 9 a.m. Performers and floats will travel down 7th and 6th Avenue to Macy’s Herald Square.

The Associated Press