James M. Peaslee, Before We March—An American Moment

February 7 - March 2, 2024

Before We March—An American Moment

The title is Before We March—An American Moment. The pictures show the faces of members of high school and college bands, from many different parts of the country, as they assembled just before joining the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2019. The expressions alternate between anxiety and rapture (likely with a lack of sleep mixed in). Their emotional state was what you would expect of people about to appear in New York before massive crowds and a national television audience.