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PASADENA, Calif. (Feb. 18, 2016) – Pasadena Tournament of Roses® 2017 President Brad Ratliff today announced 19 of the 21 marching bands that will participate in the 128th Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed “Echoes of Success.” The bands hail from across the United States as well as from Japan and Mexico. The two bands not yet announced will be from the universities competing in the 103rd Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual. They will be added to the lineup when those schools are determined.

 The 19 bands announced today are (listed alphabetically by name):

  • Arcadia High School – Arcadia High School Apache Marching Band and Color Guard, Arcadia, CA

  • Bands of America Honor Band (Representing all 50 States) – Indianapolis, IN

  • Broken Arrow High School – The Pride of Broken Arrow, Broken Arrow, OK

  • Escuela Secundaria Tecnica Industrial No. 3 – Buhos Marching Band, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico

  • Foothill High School – Falcon Marching Band, Henderson, NV

  • Gifusho Green Band - Gifu, Japan

  • Grove City High School – The Grove City High School Marching Band, Grove City, OH

  • Lawrence Township – Marching Pride of Lawrence Township, Indianapolis, IN

  • Los Angeles Unified School District – All District High School Honor Band, Los Angeles, CA

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. High School – MLK "Kings of Halftime," Lithonia, GA

  • Niceville High School – Eagle Pride, Niceville, FL

  • Ooltewah High School – Ooltewah High School Marching Band, Ooltewah, TN

  • Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band & Herald Trumpets – Pasadena, CA

  • Pulaski High School – Red Raider Marching Band, Pulaski, WI

  • The Salvation Army Tournament of Roses Band – Los Angeles, CA

  • Santa Clara Vanguard – Santa Clara, CA

  • United States Marine Corps West Coast Composite Band – MCAS Miramar, MCRD San Diego and Camp Pendleton, CA

  • United States Air Force Total Force Band - Travis Air Force Base, CA

  • Westlake High School – Chaparral Band, Austin, TX

Bands are selected by the Tournament of Roses based on a variety of criteria including musicianship, marching ability and entertainment or special interest value. In order to be considered, band representatives submitted detailed applications, which included photos, video footage and letters of recommendation. Bands are required to raise all necessary funds for travel and accommodations. In addition to marching in the five-and-a-half mile Rose Parade on New Year’s Day, bands also perform in one of three Bandfest events scheduled for December 30 and 31, 2016 at Pasadena City College.

Band applications for the 2018 Rose Parade will be available on the Tournament of Roses website in spring 2016.   

 

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