Last week, the Ohio University Marching 110 was featured on one of the world’s biggest stages during the 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® in New York City.
The opportunity arrived in the midst of a landmark season for the Marching 110 -- they’re currently celebrating the 50th anniversary of the band’s “big switch,” in which then-director Gene Thrailkill introduced the hard-driving, high-energy style exuded by all members of today’s internationally-known marching band.
Here's an inside look at the band's once-in-a-lifetime experience with family, friends and alumni during their appearance in the 2017 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and various stops across New York City.
All photos taken and provided by Nick Bolin, nickbolin.com
undefinedThe 110 marches from the NBC performance area in front of the Macy’s department store on 34th Street during the 91st Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
undefinedJimmy Fallon of NBC’s “The Tonight Show" greets members of the Marching 110 prior to the start of the 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
undefinedThe 110 marches past Radio City Music Hall during the 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
undefinedFans of the Ohio University Marching 110 were scattered throughout the parade route.
undefinedMembers of the Marching 110 performed for the TODAY Show in Rockefeller Plaza on Wednesday (11/22) morning.
undefinedApproximately 60 members of the Marching 110 appeared on NBC’s TODAY Show and “The Kathie Lee and Hoda Show” the day before the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
undefinedMembers of the Marching 110 performed inside NBC’s TODAY Show studio during “The Kathie Lee and Hoda Show” on Wednesday (11/22) morning.
undefinedThe Marching 110 take a moment for a group photo following the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. A total of 250 members and staff participated in the historic event.
undefinedOhio University President M. Duane Nellis visited with 110 members during the group’s Thanksgiving Dinner cruise around Manhattan. The boat was filled with 600 students, family, alumni and friends of the band and included a full Thanksgiving meal.
undefinedMarching 110 alumni Michael and Jo Carpenter show their 110 pride by displaying a “Diamond Ohio” flag, complemented by the lower Manhattan skyline in the background, during the band’s Thanksgiving Dinner cruise.