Next month, the Georgia State University Marching Band departs on the trip of a lifetime: we will be traveling 900 miles to New York City to march in the 88th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, performing for more than 3.5 million live spectators and 50 million at-home viewers.
The goal of this project is to cover the fuel costs for our trip from Atlanta to New York City and back. We will travel nearly 2,000 miles round-trip with five buses and one equipment truck for a total of nearly 10,000 combined miles. We need your help to Fuel The Band…literally!
Your contribution will have a direct and significant impact towards getting the band to and from New York. As one can imagine, it is no easy or inexpensive task to move 200+ students to and from New York City. Each donation will help us cover the cost to Fuel The Band. Could you imagine running out of gas on the side of the road with 200 people headed to New York?..Of course not! Your support will make sure the Georgia State Band travels to and from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade safely and smoothly.
Excellence, Energy and Entertainment are the driving forces behind the Georgia State University Marching Band. Our goal is to provide high-energy and highly entertaining performances through musical and visual excellence.
The GSU Marching Band is in its fifth year of existence and serves as an integral part of campus life. The GSU Marching Band performs a pre-game show at all home games and halftime shows at all games it attends. Along with football games, the band performs at university and community events as well as high school marching band exhibitions. In addition to the Marching Band, GSU Bands include the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Wind Orchestra, Concert Band, Chamber Winds, and Basketball Pep Band.
The GSU Marching Band has earned several notable accomplishments in its brief history. They include:
- Invitation to 2014 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, New York
- 57th Presidential Inauguration Parade for President Barack Obama
- Selected as one of the top-ten college bands in the nation in 2013 by the College Band Directors National Association
- Selected as one of the top-five college bands in the Southern Division in 2012 by the College Band Directors National Association
- Filming in the movie The Watch with Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn and Jonah Hill
- Marching in the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Parade
- Filming on CNN's HNL Morning Express with Robin Meade