Thanksgiving Day, 8:30am on 6abc
A parade will not march up the parkway in 2020, but join us on 6abc Thanksgiving morning for what is going to be the biggest and most needed Thanksgiving Celebration yet!
Watch the "6abc Dunkin' Thanksgiving Day Celebration" from 9a-12p on 6abc, and look out for the "Golden Donut!" When you see it, enter the secret phrase at 6abc.com/donut for your chance to win one of these great prizes:
Enjoy great tasting Dunkin' coffee year-round, courtesty of Dunkin'.
Enjoy a delicious breakfast for you and 9 lucky friends, courtesy of Dunkin'.
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Homewood High School Band
Over the podium in our band room hangs three stars. Each star represents a cornerstone of the Homewood High School band program; Pride, Perfection and Professionalism. These key attributes are at the center of what every band student strives for in their everyday life at Homewood High School. It is a proud legacy that we have adhered for over four decades. These high standards have allowed the Homewood Patriot Marching Band to be one of the most recognizable and most respected high school bands in the world. Currently, the Homewood High School Patriot Band consists of three concert bands, 3 percussion ensembles, multiple jazz bands, Patriot Color Guard, and the Star Spangled Girls dance team. Our student musicians, dancers and guard are internationally known, having participated in the most prestigious parades in the United States and Europe and have appeared on international television broadcasts in hundreds of countries. This is no easy feat and is the culmination of a school system and community focused on the importance of music education.
Across the last 20 years, our high school marching band has grown from 140 students to over 400. This year, 395 9th-12th graders are marching. That number represents over 40 percent of our student enrollment, making us the largest high school band in Alabama based on overall numbers and student participation. Between our middle school and high school, we currently have over 1000 Homewood students participating in our various bands. It’s an unprecedented number that continues to grow year after year.
The Band is under the Director of Mr Chris Cooper, with assistants, Ron Pence (retired HWD Band Director), Terrance Cobb, Lauren Nowak, and Ryan Murrell.
West Chester University Marching Band, Pennsylvania
The West Chester University Incomparable Marching Band from West Chester, Pennsylvania is the first division two school in the history of the United States to receive and currently hold the coveted Sudler Trophy of which is awarded to a University marching band bi-annually recognizing the overall body of work for superior musicianship and creative show design. It is like receiving the “Heisman trophy”.
The band was born back in 1889, making it one of the oldest university bands in the nation!
During this pandemic, the band and color guard, under the direction of Professor Adam Gumble and staff, gathered together to create an amazing production just for us set to the Music of “Winter Wonderland”. .
All month long we're counting down to Thanksgiving! Have a favorite memory? Show us your spirit from Parades’ past, or your best family tradition! Send us your snapshot – it might end up in Action News as a “Munchkin’ Moment” sponsored by Dunkin’.
Are you a touch football, turkey family? Do you cook up a recipe that your great great grandmother handed down? Does your family do something no one else does?
Send us a short (30 seconds or so) video, telling us about your tradition and why it's so special. It might just make it into the 6abc Dunkin' Thanksgiving Day Celebration this year.
12 editors 600 zoom calls 500 virtual audience 1700 performers