Treena Ferebee & Sounds of Soar
Philadelphia native Treena Ferebee founded The Sounds of Soar or S.O.S. in 2010 after a constant request by many different recording artist, producers, churches and venues to find talented musicians, singers and actors to perform or accompany Artist their shows and events in emergency situations. Since then people took a liking to the sound and begin to book S.O.S. For events and ceremonies. Soar's motto is to be "Dedicated to uplifting audiences throughout the world with music as their common language." With this goal in mind they have been able to expand in their creativity through many different genres of music and performance. So far the "Sounds of Soar" or S. O. S. and Treena Ferebee has been honored to have made appearances and performances with recording Artist Vivian green, opening for Mary Mary Donnie McClurkin and Fred Hammond at boardwalk hall in Atlantic City, performances at Warm daddy's Jazz Cafe in Philadelphia, Independence Day Parade in Philadelphia 2012-2014, The Thanksgiving day parade 2011, 2012 and 2014, The Cherry Blossom Parade 2012 - 2014 and now they are proud to be back and joining the 96th anniversary of the Thanksgiving day parade in Philadelphia!
With a family that loves music and a Mom who is a professional singer, Evin can’t remember a time when music wasn’t a part of her life. She taught herself to play guitar in elementary school, began writing songs at 12 years old, and hasn’t stopped since. Now, at age 19, she plays every instrument under the sun and has developed her own unique sound. Her music has been described as “Expressive Pop”, which mixes the storytelling of singer/songwriters with the sounds of pop and hip hop music. Her musical influences include: Ed Sheeran, Karmin, Justin Timberlake, Owl City, The Beatles, and Michael Jackson.
Evin’s first single, “Right Here Talkin’ to Me”, was released last year with rave reviews and received radio airplay, which is unheard of for an independent artist! In 2015, Evin released her first EP, “Boombox”, which contains 7 original songs written and co-written by Evin.
Evin’s songwriting, quirky style, and one of a kind voice have captured the attention of some of the best artists, producers, and songwriters in the world. Evin will soon be relocating from Orlando to Nashville, and you will want to keep your eye out for this young talent!
Julia Rae is a 23-year-old singer, actress and model. She is thrilled to be making her 8th appreance as a featured performer in the 6ABC Thanksgiving Day Parade. Julia was crowned Miss Philadelphia 2015 in February, a local Miss America Organization preliminary competition. Julia’s original song "Be That Girl" is featured in the motion picture The Greening of Whitney Brown, starring Aidan Quinn, Brooke Shields and Kris Kristofferson. Julia has performed in the Miss America parade in Atlantic City, appeared on Radio Disney, sung the National Anthem at Philadelphia Phillies Spring training games, and was a solo performer in Las Vegas at Planet Hollywood. Julia has modeled in bridal shows, runway events and print advertisements. In 2008, Julia was crowned Miss Pennsylvania’s Outstanding Teen and named First Runner-Up to Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2009, a sister program of the Miss America organization devoted to promoting scholastic achievement, creative accomplishment and community service. Julia is currently studying Communications and Media at Fordham University. Though accustomed to wearing pink and sparkly gowns and crowns Julia is also a tomboy at heart growing up with two older brothers, in a Philadelphia sports fan household so she has aspirations of combining her presentation and communication skills with her love of sports in a career as a sports broadcaster. Connect with Julia on Instagram and Twitter @itsjuliarae and at juliarae.com
JENNY LEE STERN
JENNY LEE STERN is a Doylestown, PA native and Broadway Veteran. She has appeared on the Great White Way in ROCKY & A CHRISTMAS STORY, and has toured the country in JERSEY BOYS. Off-Broadway Jenny garnered critical acclaim in FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: ALIVE & KICKING for her portrayals of Judy Garland, Patti Lupone, Bernadette Peters, and more. Recent local credits include HIGH SOCIETY at Walnut Street Theatre. She will star in Montgomery Theatre's production of THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK CHRISTMAS this holiday season, then return to the Walnut this spring playing the title role in ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE. TV credits range from THE SOPRANOS to THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA starring Debra Messing..
Pop Recording Artist and Actress, Ashlee Keating, is a native of Southern New Jersey.
She began her career at the age of only 3 and was a featured performer weekly on 6abc’s “Al Alberts TV Showcase” in Philadelphia, PA and performed at all their live shows. At the age of six, she portrayed the role of “Gretl” in The Sound of Music- both on Broadway and in the National Tour. She was a weekly episode winner on CBS’ Star Search and appeared on Nickelodeon’s hit shows iCarly and Victorious. Ashlee has also played several leading roles in musicals including the leading role of “Annie” at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia, PA, which broke box office records.
Most recently, Ashlee played the leading role of Samantha Cole in the film “The Mint” and has four or her original songs on the soundtrack for the film. She also was featured in the film “Bandit Hound” with her song “Red Eye.”
In 2008, Ashlee was selected as a Radio Disney up-and-coming artist as part of their Incubator Program, which allowed her songs to be played on Radio Disney and gave her the chance to perform at several of their live shows. Following this program Ashlee was selected to open for various high profile artists on tour, including Demi Lovato, Raven Symone, and Keke Palmer.
Ashlee has performed on various national platforms, including singing the National Anthem for the LA Dodgers, LA Kings, and the LA Galaxy and has performed at the Miss America Pageant at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ.
She was also a featured performer at the 2012 Hollywood Christmas Parade, which is broadcast every year across the country.
Her song, “Ice Kingdom,” was recently selected to be a part of Coca-Cola’s “52 Songs of Happiness” campaign. Thousands of up-and-coming artists from around the world applied to be a part of the program. “Ice Kingdom” was also played on Radio Disney during the 2014 holiday season and was on the top holiday songs charts.
Lately, she has been in the studio recording original songs and working with some of the best in the industry including three time Grammy award winning producer Devine Evans (Lady GaGa, Rihanna, Beyonce, Britney Spears), Lil Eddie (Jessie J, Jennifer Lopez, Usher), Alex Newburgh (Bruno Mars, LL Cool J, Raven Symone), Grammy award winning producing/songwriting team “The Jam” Mike Mani and Jordan Omley, and Sean Douglas (Warner/Chappell, Demi Lovato, Jason Derulo).
Ashlee will be releasing her EP “Road Trippin” along with her music video for “Road Trippin before the end of 2015, and plans on releasing more new music during the first quarter of 2016 so stay tuned! She is sponsored by Gibson Guitar and Rhyme and Reason clothing..
Dalme'ir Cachpree, an impending model / actress/singer born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but raised in Delaware County.
While obtaining a higher level of education and maintaining a fulfilling employment position within the University of Pennsylvania Health System, she has developed and cultivated her craft in order to become a common household face and name.
During her increasing rise within the entertainment industry, in 2014, Dalme'ir was signed to a well known agency and has taken advantage of multiple offers to perform in many events. During this time she has become more dedicated to building her platform. Dalme'ir appeared in a lead role in Young Savage music Video, Charles "Charlie Mack" Alston's singing group, Brotherly Love's music video, "Mrs. Clause", appearance in Coiffure Hair styling magazine, appeared in Grammy nominated, Carvin Haggins's artist, Daniel Son's music video, "I Think She Knows", completed EP with Grammy nominated Krystal "Tytewriter" Oliver (affiliated with Sean "P-Diddy" Comb's Bad Boy Records. Performed alongside Tamika Patton in the Radio Disney Promotion, ABC broadcasted Thanksgiving Day Parade. Dalme'ir has modeled for BoogaSuga Jeans, shot by Ricky Codio along with multiple well know photographers within the Tri-State area. She also appeared in MTV2's new comedy improv; "Joking Off" hosted by DeRay Davis, the Tv show "Xtreme Waterparks" on the Travel
Channel, appearance in movie "Brotherly Love" starring KeKe Palmer and Romeo Miller, directed by Jamel Hill and recently completed a role in the upcoming movie "Creed", set to release Thanksgiving 2015, starring Sylvester Stallone and Michael B. Jordan, directed by Ryan Coogler.
The year 2015 proves to be an EPIC year as this freelance model/ actress continues to network and build her Brand. Be sure to support her as she launches her website, builds onto her profitable, obtain an abundant amount of acting roles and lives out her dreams!
Be sure to follow her on Instagram @ DalmeirCachpree as she updates on her Rise to Stardom
Eryka Lynn Waller native of Donora, Pennsylvania was born on May 9, 1992 to Alyn and Ellyn Waller. Eryka began her schooling at Waldron Mercy Academy where she performed in her 1st theatrical production “Peter Pan”. From Waldron she went on to The Academy of Notre Dame de Namur for high school where her love for performing truly blossomed. ErykaLynn continued her studies at Temple University where she majored in Theater for 2 years then switched to social work. Eryka has dreams to open a performing arts therapeutic center for at risk youth. After Temple, Eryka received her Masters in Social Services from Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. Throughout her years of studying, Eryka continued to perform in various productions and continued to use her gifts of singing, dancing, and acting to bring peace, love, and joy to all people. She appreciates every opportunity she has to perform whether it is singing, dancing, or acting, and hopes that each time she hits the stage she impacts the lives of those who watch her. From her first production of “Peter Pan” to performing in three of her self-written one-woman shows, Eryka has grown tremendously as a performer. She is so happy to be a part of the 6ABC Thanksgiving Day Parade once again! Eryka thanks God for blessing her with these gifts and allowing her to use them in diverse settings. She also thanks her parents, family, and friends who continue to come and support her in everything from the smallest roles to the biggest roles. Eryka lives by this quote “Life is not a rehearsal live each day as if it is opening night.” Everyday can be your opening night, so lights up…ACTION!
Julian King, 22 years old, is a singer/songwriter, dancer and musician from Philadelphia. A Grammy U Ambassador, Julian is an advocate for music and education, especially being a recent graduate from University of the Arts as a Voice Performance Major, as well as a graduate from the Creative and Performing Arts High School. Homing his craft, King has worked at Howl at the Moon Dueling Piano Bar, and is also in the wedding band PARIS! from Events Beyond Expectations. Most recently, he scored a spot on the Questlove Stage during the Wawa Welcome America Celebration! Pursuing a solo career in R&B Music, Julian just released a single titled "No Strings" which has about 75K listens and is sweeping the city pretty rapidly. He also released a free EP titled "Sing For You", all original music.
Malik Muhammad, 23, was born and raised in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. He is currently a Graduate Student at West Chester University of Pennsylvania studying Counselor Education. He graduated from West Chester with a Degree in Psychology and a minor in theater arts this past May. He has been doing musical theater throughout his entire life and always brings 110% to any performance. This is his third time participating in the Thanksgiving Day Parade, as he has joined us in the past as a member of the Upper Darby Shooting
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Not Your Ordinary Dance
The Not Your Ordinary Dancers Performance Team is super excited to be participating for the
first time in this year’s 6abc Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade! Located in
NJ, the group is made up of dancers that study a variety of styles including ballet, jazz,
contemporary, tap, acro and hip hop and compete in regional and national competitions
throughout the year. They have been fortunate enough
to receive many accolades for past
performances including Top Scoring Routine Awards, Technical Recognition Awards along with
awards for both performance and choreography. The Not
Your Ordinary Dancers dance studio, also known as N.Y.O. D, has been teaching students of all ages for the past 15 years under the
Direction of Jessica O’donnell and the performance team participating in the parade is just a
small sample of the over 200 dancers at N.Y.O.D!
The Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts
The Dancers from The Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts, under the astounding and sound leadership of LaDeva M. Davis has been a part of the Thanksgiving Day Parade since 1988. They have performed amazing production numbers ranging from "Hello Dolly" to "The Wiz" to "High School Musical". They are truly a community with passion, drive and the commitment to the art of dance and the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Parade tradition.
Power Surge is an award-winning company of singers and dancers under the direction of Joanne McBride, recognized for their talent, energy, and professionalism. They have performed at many concerts and benefits in the tri-state area, Nassau Bahamas, Hershey Park, Walt Disney World, and have participated in the 6ABC Thanksgiving Day parade for the past 3 years. This year Power Surge celebrates their 10th Anniversary as a performing arts company and will close out their season in June with 3 performances in Walt Disney World, Florida!
On Edge Dance Movement
On Edge Movement Dancers are from Oaks, PA and directed by Kara Testa. This is their 6th year as a studio and 3rd year dancing in the 6ABC Thanksgiving Day Parade. Their dancers perform locally and travel to compete all over the tri-state area. They have won regional titles and scholarships, appeared in magazine ads and commercials, performed in off Broadway shows, and more!
Upper Darby Shooting Stars
Introducing The Upper Darby Summer Stage Shooting Stars! The Summer Stage Shooting Stars is a troupe of talented young people between theages of 14 and 19 who were selected by audition from more than 700 members of theUpper Darby Summer Stage program. A Shooting Stars show features outstandingsinging, exciting choreography and the energy and smiles of 33 talented young people.
Their regular show includes exciting songs from Broadway shows, Disney movies, big
band swing and pop hits. The Shooting Stars holiday show includes Christmas favorites
performed in the Shooting Stars signature high energy style.
In August, 2015, the Shooting Stars performed at Disney World. In addition to an
active schedule of performances at nursing homes and community events, The
Shooting Stars have performed in the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade; in the
Washington, DC Cherry Blossom Parade;on NBC10’s Live from Longwood Gardens
Christmas special; at Delaware County’s Rose Tree Park; at the Philadelphia Aids Walk
and at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center.
In 2015 Upper Darby Summer Stage will presented its 4oth season of 6 children’s
musicals and a Mainstage Broadway show to more than 36,000 people.
After the success of the “2011 Salute to Broadway”, “2012 Salute to the Silver Screen”, “2013 Grease” and “2014 Hairspray” Production numbers, Center Stage is thrilled that the 6 ABC Thanksgiving Day Parade will once again feature students with an exceptional commitment to musical theatre. Participating students will come together in one combined production number to air live from Historic Philadelphia, PA. Over 100 High School students from across the Delaware Valley are hand selected from an application process to participate in this musical theatre based production number! We are proud to call this select group CENTER STAGE and hope that we are creating the foundation for an annual tradition that will live on for many years to come.
Harmony Show Choir
Harmony Show Choir is an ensemble of performers that hopes to share the light inside each of us with all of you! We bring inspiration, entertainment, & great music to the tri-state area.
Harmony Show Choir is a vibrant ensemble that aims to create energetic and entertaining shows that excite our audiences. Our shows are meant to inspire people to sing, to dance, to laugh, to think, and to enrich our audiences’ lives through music and dance.
The ensemble is made up of talented and dynamic high school performers auditioned to perform an array of music and dance.
Harmony Show Choir is the perfect entertainment for corporate events, galas, dinners, parades, nursing homes, festivals, and fundraisers. We pride ourselves on a professional quality show with high energy and upbeat entertainment.
Jane Baron's Academy of Dance
Since 1998 Jane Baron's Academy of Dance has served over 3,000 students ages 2-75 through dance instruction in the Limerick, Royersford, Collegeville and surrounding areas. With multiple locations, our mission is to provide an atmosphere for children to engage in creative movement and express themselves through rhythm and dance in the western Montgomery County, Pa area. We pride ourselves on small class size, individual attention, and flexible scheduling.
Our Performance Ensemble consists of approximately 30 exceptional young women inside of our academy who are bound together by a common love for the art of dance. Chosen for the group within the studio based on their talent, passion, dedication, and potential, ensemble members put their dance training in overdrive at Sundays night rehearsals throughout the year.
In its 11th year, this highly regarded troupe of performers compete local and regional competitions/conventions and has traveled to Raleigh, North Carolina, Long Island, NY, Washington D.C., and New York City to do so. The company does various community events and parades highlighted by their annual televised participation in the opening and closing numbers in The Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade, The National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade in Washington D.C., West Chester, PA Christmas Parade, Royersford, PA Halloween Parade, and The Magic Kingdom Parade in Walt Disney World Orlando, FL.
It is an exciting time at Jane Baron’s Academy of Dance and this group is leading the way!
PhillyBloco's twenty-four members feature a core of twelve Samba drummers along with vocals,
guitar, bass, horns, accordion, violin, keyboard and costumed dancers. The PhillyBloco show is
a raucous mash-up of samba, funk, reggae, and New Orleans 2nd-line, all set to the irresistible
beats of Brazilian Carnival.
Jackson Memorial High School Band
3rd time returning to the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day parade- 2010,2007
230 Band Students
Most recent big events:
Barack Obama and George Bush Inaugural parades in Washington DC
Tournament of Roses Parade 2013 in Pasadena California
2013 US Bands National Champions - Group VIA
Band Director Bud McCormick is retiring after this parade. 37 Years as a HS band director -33 at Jackson Memorial
In 2013 was inducted in the National High School Band Director's Hall of Fame in Columbus, Georgia
AMP Winter Guard and Percussion is from Camden, New Jersey. Founded in 2006, directors Dreu and Miriam Toliver, mission and purpose is to not only provide an available outlet for at-risk children, but also to build a stronger rapport and support with the surrounding communities. Through the pageantry of the arts, children will achieve and overcome social, educational, and health obstacles while learning and meeting challenges as a group. In essence, it is designed to empower individuals for change.
Roxey Ballet opens it’s 21st annual American Holiday Classic Nutcracker on November 28.
The Roxey Ballet performs cutting edge, contemporary ballet to critical acclaim throughout the United States. The progressive company produces out-of-the box dance performances that redefine the way audiences view ballet and dance.Roxey Ballet is a world class contemporary ballet company with an extensive New Jersey / Pennsylvania season and schedule of local, national, and international touring. The dancers are hand selected from all corners of the world and bring an array of skill and texture to the performances of Roxey Ballet. This company is by no means a traditional Ballet Company. Mr. Roxey's masterful direction and creative genius moves the art of ballet into new directions, while maintaining a strong connection to the classical idiom. Audiences experience Roxey Ballet as freshly skilled, dramatically rich, unexpected bold, and uniquely crafted addition to the dance landscape.
The company is a non-profit organization incorporated in New Jersey in 1995. Its mission is to deliver artistic and cultural excellence through professional dance performances, residencies, educational programs, workshops, and master classes. It is a multicultural and all-inclusive organization, fostering a creative environment of growth for all of its artists. Its diverse works, taking traditions to the next level, strive to inspire audiences and artists alike.
MISSION: Roxey Ballet is a world class, all-inclusive contemporary ballet company that uses dance to build community and cultural bridges. The company maintains a full schedule of local, national, and international touring. Roxey Ballet was incorporated in 1995 as a New Jersey non-profit organization whose mission is to deliver artistic and cultural excellence through professional dance performances, residencies, educational programs, workshops, and master classes. The company takes pride in its multicultural and all-inclusive organization, fostering a creative environment of growth for all. Roxey Ballet is fully accessible to those with disabilities. Its unique and diverse works, elevating tradition to the next level, are inspirational to audiences and artists alike. Access to high-quality dance performance and education is paramount. Roxey Ballet's programs are made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Merck Foundation, Bunbury Foundation, Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission, and individuals and businesses.
KMC Dance- Illuminations Performance Company
The Illuminations Performance Company was founded in 2012! It was the vision of Tabitha R. Andrews-Colmary, director of the dance program at KMC Dance & KMC Dance Illuminations Performance Company, along with assistant director, Caitlin Cellini, to offer a performing arts program that would allow dancers to broaden their horizons through their passion of dance and form lasting relationships with our communities, local & abroad! It is IPC's greatest desire to allow our dancers to brighten the lives of others with their gift of dance, one performance at a time. We aim to create unity and friendship every new place we go through our mutual love of dance. These versatile dancers, ages 6-18, train in a multitude of techniques! They have had the privilege to perform at numerous local venues, community events, festivals, parades, theme parks, even on the Carnival Pride Cruise Ship & at the Statue of Liberty in NYC! IPC is preparing to dance down Main Street in the Disney World Holiday Spectacular Christmas Parade this coming December! We hope our dancers inspire you to Dance Loud & Proud every day! Thank you for allowing the Illuminations Performance Company the opportunity to share their love of dance with you!
Kim Mulford-Farmer is the owner and artistic director of the Mulford Dance Studio in Mt. Ephraim, NJ and co-founder of Tiny Tutus Dance Center in Moorestown NJ. This year will be her 22nd year choreographing for the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Kim is most proud of her students whom many have gone on to dance professionally with Philadelphia dance teams including Sixers Dance Team, Eagles Cheerleaders and Kixx Soul Dance Team, also Sesame Place, Walnut Street Theater, cruise ships, music videos and Russian Ballet Theater of Delaware
Kim is an award-winning choreographer on the local and national level. She has choreographed for the Mrs. NJ + Mrs. Pa Pageants, Mummer’s Hegeman String band, Philadelphia 4th of July parades, Cherry Blossom Parade in Washington DC, West Chester Holiday Parade and appearances at the NJ Governor’s Mansion, Wachovia Center, Al Alberts Television Show, and March of Dimes Telethon.
The Mulford Dance Studio is in its 63rd year of business. Kim says of her mother Nancy Mulford, founder of the Mulford Dance Studio, “although she is retired my mother has been my teacher, mentor, and friend. The studio is what it is today because of her passion for the art and love of teaching. Continuing the legacy of the studio upon my mother’s retirement is a source of pride for me and I look forward to it continuing for a long time.”
There are 100 boys and girls ages 5-18 participating in the parade.