Sophomore Flutist

Rombough to march in Macy's Parade
Posted on 10/29/2019
Madison RomboughSophomore Flutist Madison Rombough to Represent West Essex in the Macy’s Great American Marching Band on Thanksgiving Day!

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City will once again include a West Essex High School student among its ranks of all-star musicians. 

Madison Rombough successfully auditioned for this prestigious ensemble of over 220 students representing all US states. The group will parade down 6th Avenue on Thanksgiving Day in the spectacular event that marks the official start of the holiday season.  Maddie submitted her audition earlier this year after Mr. Fabrizio provided application information to band students. "When I received the email from Mr Fabrizio, I thought how cool would that be?"  Maddie's father, Brian, helped her get her video auditions completed and sent off just in time for submission.  She and her family were thrilled to receive her acceptance in September.  

She will march among the world famous balloons, bands and celebrities before performing in Herald Square for a grandstand audience and 50 million television viewers. "I still cant believe it!" she noted, "Music is a really important part of my life, and being accepted into an ensemble that is so iconic is just amazing."  Maddie shared that as a child, she would always look forward to watching the parade. "I would watch all the balloons, the performers and the marching bands in awe...to think I will be a part of that whole experience is so exciting!"
 
Maddie will attend a week of intense rehearsals in North Jersey as well as enjoy NYC sightseeing before heading into Manhattan in the early morning hours of Thanksgiving Day for a final run-through and the big performance.