4/19/19—Students from the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders were selected to perform in the 2020 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The school’s marching band, the Marching Stars, will join the parade to the call of “Let’s Have a Parade,” the iconic phrase that has signaled the beginning of every Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade since 1924.
“To have the Ann Richards Marching Stars, the only all-female marching band in the country, share the stage with other incredible band programs at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is a dream come true,” said Stephen Howard, the director of bands at Ann Richards School. “This performance will not only have an impact on our band program, but also will showcase the leadership and success of the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders.”
Wesley Whatley, creative producer for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, added, “The Macy’s Parade has a long history of hosting outstanding marching bands from the state of Texas but we’ve never seen a band quite as unique and special as the Marching Stars. We are proud to welcome the talented women of the Ann Richards Marching Stars for their debut performance in the 2020 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!”