With planning for the Rose Parade under way, the Tournament of Roses Thursday announced 20 marching bands that will be performing in the New Year’s Day procession on Colorado Boulevard, including a half-dozen from Southern California.
After a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tournament of Roses plans to bring the tradition back to life on Jan. 1, with the parade themed “Dream. Believe. Achieve.”
All of the bands chosen for the parade were previously selected to take part in this year’s event, but were denied the opportunity when the procession was canceled.
The participating bands will be:
— Arcadia Apache Marching Band and Color Guard, Arcadia;
— Banda de Musica La Primavera, Santiago, Veraguas, Panama;
— Bands of America Honor Band, United States;
— The Pride of Broken Arrow, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma;
— Downingtown Blue and Gold Marching Band, Downingtown, Pennsylvania;
— Georgia State University Panther Band, Atlanta;
— Gibson County Tennessee Mass Band, Dyer, Tennessee;
— Hebron Marching Band, Carrollton, Texas;
— Homewood Patriot Band, Homewood, Alabama;
— Los Angeles Unified School District All District High School Honor Band, Los Angeles;
— Mira Mesa High School `Sapphire Sound’ Marching Band and Color Guard, San Diego;
— O’Fallon Township High School Marching Panthers, O’Fallon, Illinois;
— Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band and Herald Trumpets, Pasadena;
— Royal Swedish Cadet Band, Karlskrona, Sweden;
— The Salvation Army Tournament of Roses Band, Los Angeles;
— St. Ursula Eichi Sendai Honor Band, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan;
— Tennessee State University Aristocrat of Bands, Nashville;
— Triuggio Marching Band, Triuggio, Monza and Brianza, Italy;
— United States Marine Corps West Coast Composite Band, San Diego and Camp Pendleton; and
— Waukee Warrior Regiment, Waukee, Iowa.
Also performing during the parade will be the marching bands from the two universities participating in the Rose Bowl Game.
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