Press Statement from Director General Joy Jibrilu on Bahamas All-Star Band's Performance

We are extremely proud of the magnificent performance the Bahamas All-Star Band gave at the 2014 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this morning.

Through blistering cold weather, the young group of 120 took New York by storm proudly playing Bahamian music and showcasing uniquely Bahamian dance moves.

The Bahamian band was fourth on the prestigious lineup, joining the top marching bands in the United States, theatre performers, elaborate floats, and famous balloons.

This is the first time in the parade's 88 years that an international marching band has been selected to participate.

More than 3.5 million lined up along the parade route to view the famous Thanksgiving Day parade live, and more than 50 million viewers watch on television and internet each year.

The Ministry of Tourism is proud to have sponsored such a wonderful performance and such an historic moment in our history.

We also extend our congratulations to Band Director Luke Caley on this stellar performance.

All Bahamians should be proud to see our Bahamian youth display our culture to the world in such a tremendous way.