Two Rangerettes from Lufkin, Texas Will Perform at Macy’s Parade
The 96th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will be taking place Thursday morning, November 24. Numerous floats, building-sized balloons, and entertainers are set to march through the heart of New York City.
It's considered a great honor to be one of the bands or featured performers that get to participate in this annual Thanksgiving tradition. So, it has to be a great source of pride when your group has been asked to be a part of the parade multiple times through the years.
The world-renowned Kilgore Rangerettes will be one of the featured performers at the 2022 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
According to the Rangerette's Facebook Page, they will be performing in their traditional red, white, and blue uniform during the line of march. Plus, Rangerettes Forever will be opening the parade in maroon cheer uniforms. Then, to cap it all off, the Rangerettes will have a finale performance with the Queen of Christmas Performers, Mariah Carey.
Two recent Lufkin High School graduates and former members of the Lufkin Panther Pride Drill Team are a part of the storied squad and hopefully, the TV camera will swing their way on Thursday.
Haylee Grace Ritter is a 2021 graduate of Lufkin High School and a sophomore at Kilgore College.
Mia Teresa Sandoval is a 2022 Lufkin High School graduate and a freshman at Kilgore College.
The Kilgore Rangerettes have been performing for over 80 years. Those performances have entertained fans at football games to U.S. Presidents to heads of foreign countries. Originated by Miss Gussie Nell Davis, the Rangerettes still adhere to "her hallmark perfection in precision of movement and in their “personalized” performances they present for each engagement."
The Rangerettes have appeared in major football bowls across the nation and are traditional performers at the New Year's Cotton Bowl Classic in Dallas each year since 1951. They have also been cover girls in hundreds of publications including Life, Newsweek, Esquire and Saturday Evening Post.
The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will start at 7:45 am Central time, and be broadcast throughout the morning on NBC and streaming on Peacock.
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