#They Really Are All Stars! Congratulations, Nico! The Macy’s Great American Marching Band!

We would like to highlight some of the amazing accomplishments of the they young musicians who make up, Youth All Star!

We salute Nico, who was one of only 100 high school musicians selected from across the United States to participate in the 2019 Macy’s Great American Marching Band and march in their storied Thanksgiving Day Parade.   This is the second year YAS! was represented in the Great American Marching Band!  Our founding member, Jacob, was a featured trumpet player in the 2018 version of the band.

Youth All Star! Saxophonist Nico in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Music is not only a joy to create and listen to, it is also a key element in finding one’s voice and gaining confidence, in learning to be a leader AND a follower and work on a team, in lighting up more of your brain than any other activity-so much so that one brain researcher said that “music is the highest use for the brain”!

Hear the 2018 Great American Marching Band Below, with YAS! Trumpeter, Jacob.

We thank and recognize Macy’s for their dedication to music and support of the arts; worth remembering in these difficult times.


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