Macy's Parade officials made a special announcement in Wyoming Governor Matt Mead's Formal Office on Tuesday, inviting the Wyoming All State Marching Band to the 2012 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The All State Band consists of high school band students from across Wyoming and was selected to be one of 11 marching bands in the parade out or more than 150 nationwide applicants.

Mead was presented with the official invitation proclamation on behalf of the Macy's organization to band students in Wyoming by Wesley Whatley, Associate Creative Director of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade® and head of the Parade's band selection committee. Tyler Surrell, executive band director of the Wyoming All State Marching Band, was on hand for the presentation along with other members of the band directorial staff.

Every year the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is seen by more than 3.5 million spectators lining the streets of New York City and more than 50 million viewers nationwide.

The Wyoming All State Marching Band was first formed to help celebrate the Wyoming State Centennial in the summer of 1990. Since then they have appeared in four Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parades and two Presidential Inaugural Parades in Washington, D.C.

Interested Wyoming High School band students can find more information on the All State band by visiting

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