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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- The famous Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is about two months away and local band students are looking to travel out east for it. Jason Soules, Eau Claire North Band Director and Eric Dasher, Eau Claire Memorial Band Director joined Tyler Mickelson to talk about the trip.

Then, it was trivia time. Do you know the answers?


What are the people who design the balloon characters called?

What year did the character balloons debut?

Which character balloon has appeared the most in the parade's history?

On average, how long does it take to deflate the balloons?

Each balloon character has a leader on the ground, walking backwards. What's their title?

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