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      Bandfest 2022 (Photo – tournamentofroses.com)

      Here are five things you can do in the days leading to the Rose Parade.

      By News Desk

      1- Equestfest

      Each year, the Rose Parade’s equestrian units showcase their breeds and demonstrate their talent with performances at Equestfest. Held at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank, this family friendly event* includes an exciting equestrian show, musical performances, and a food and vendor court. The equestrian show features both a variety of horse breeds, as well as a variety of riding disciplines.

      Attendees* are invited to stroll through the stables, meet equestrian participants, and participate in educational and interactive exhibits. At the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, participants have access to warm up arenas and wash racks.

      December 30, 2022

      10:00 am3:00 pm
      480 W. Riverside Dr.
      Burbank, CA 91506

      > Parking is available at the venue.

      Guests must not come to the event if they are experiencing fever or any COVID-19 symptoms, have tested positive for COVID-19.


      2- Official Horse Inspector

      Read about Ada Gates Patton,  the “Official Horse Inspector of the Tournament of Roses Parade.” (Click to read).


      3- Bandfest

      Each year, the Rose Parade marching bands selected to participate in the upcoming Rose Parade are invited to perform at the Tournament of Roses’s Bandfest.

      Over the course of two days, each marching band, along with its auxiliary members, performs a field show that showcases their musicianship and unique talents. This annual tradition takes place at Pasadena City College. You can attend in person at Pasadena City College’s Robinson Stadium*, or watch it streamed live at the Tournament of Roses’ YouTube Channel.

      December 30, 2022

      – Bandfest I,  2:00 pm
      1570 E. Colorado Blvd.
      Pasadena, CA 91106

      • All Gifu Honor Green Band
      • Brookwood Bronco Marching Band
      • Buhos Marching Band
      • Catalina Foothills High School – Foothills Falcon Band
      • Norfolk State University – Spartan “Legion” Marching Band
      • PCC TofR Honor Band & Herald Trumpets
      • Taipei First Girls High School Marching Band
      • Wisconsin Northwoods Marching Band

      December 31, 2022:

      – Bandfest II, 10:00 am
      1570 E. Colorado Blvd.
      Pasadena, CA 91106

      • Banda de Música La Primavera
      • LAUSD All District High School Honor Band
      • PCC TofR Honor Band & Herald Trumpets
      • Pella Marching Dutch
      • Rockford High School Marching Band
      • Salvation Army TofR Band

      – Bandfest III, 2:00 pm
      1570 E. Colorado Blvd.
      Pasadena, CA 91106

      • Fresno State Bulldog Marching Band
      • PCC TofR Honor Band & Herald Trumpets
      • Rosemount High School Marching Band
      • Triuggio Marching Band
      • Vista Ridge High School Ranger Band

      > Free parking in Structure 4 off Del Mar Avenue.

      - Guests must not come to the event if they are experiencing fever or any COVID-19 symptoms, have tested positive for COVID-19.


      4- He’s 90 and Will Attend His 75th Rose Bowl

      Read about Don Leis, 90, who will be attending his 75th Rose Bowl Game (click to read).


      5- 2022 Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

      The Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is a private event that will take place on January 1, 2023.

      This year’s event will honor the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Class of 2022 which includes Huge Bezdek (Penn State), Darryl Dunn (Rose Bowl Stadium), Vince Evans (USC), Lorenzo White (Michigan State).

      Those eligible for induction include players, coaches, school administrators, athletic directors, conference officials and others who have made special contributions to the Rose Bowl Game. Inductees are selected by a committee made up of representatives from the Tournament of Roses, media professionals, and leaders in college football.

      Once selected, inductees are celebrated at a ceremony where they receive the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame trophy and blazer. In addition, inductees are memorialized on a permanent plaque with their names and year of induction at The Court of Champions at the Rose Bowl Stadium.

      January 1, 2023

      – 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
      1001 Rose Bowl Dr.
      Pasadena, CA 91103

      The Rose Bowl Hall of Fame was established in 1989 to honor members of the Rose Bowl Game family who have contributed to the history and excitement of the Rose Bowl Game and those who embody the best of the passion, strength, tradition, and honor associated with The Granddaddy of Them All®. What was once only a dream of 1982 Tournament of Roses President Harold E. Coombes has become an annual tradition with over 100 inductees.

      Partial source: Tournament of Roses

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