PASADENA – ColoradoBoulevard.net:
On National Marching Band Day, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association announced the 20 exceptional bands that will showcase their talents in the upcoming Rose Parade on January 1, 2024.
By News Desk
With band visits by Tournament of Roses President Alex Aghajanian already underway, bands have begun their fundraising efforts to prepare for this monumental event, centered around the theme, “Celebrating a World of Music.”
Aghajanian delivered the exciting news to each band in a personal and intimate manner, eliciting emotions ranging from pure elation to heartfelt sentimentality and everything in between! Aghajanian’s commitment to building personal relationships with these talented musicians is palpable.
Hailing from diverse corners of the world, including Costa Rica, Japan and Sweden, the bands will travel to Pasadena to participate in the 135th Rose Parade, creating unforgettable memories as they march down Orange Grove and Colorado boulevards. In addition to some of the Parade’s long-standing participants, the 2024 Rose Parade will welcome new bands that are sure to leave their mark on Parade history. It’s no wonder community support for these talented performers is at an all-time high!
Bands are selected by the Association’s volunteer members, based on a variety of criteria including, musicianship, marching ability and entertainment or special interest value.
Two university bands will be added to the lineup when the teams participating in the 110th Rose Bowl Game are determined in December. (For details on the bands, click click here!)
The 2024 Rose Parade bands
The 2024 Rose Parade bands are listed below, alphabetically.
- Albertville High School Aggie Band (Albertville, AL)
- Banda Municipal de Zarcero Zarcero, (Alajuela, Costa Rica)
- Castle High School (Newburgh, IN)
- Jenks Trojan Pride (Jenks, OK)
- Los Angeles Unified School District – All District High School Honor Band (Los Angeles, CA)
- Na Koa Ali’i – Hawai’i All State Marching Band (Kailua, HI)
- Niceville High School Eagle Pride Marching Band (Niceville, FL)
- The “Blue and Gold Marching Machine” (Greensboro, NC)
- Pasadena City College Herald Trumpets (Pasadena, CA)
- Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band (Pasadena, CA)
- Pipes On Parade: The Massed Pipes & Drums (Twentynine Palms, CA)
- Pulaski High School Red Raider Marching Band (Pulaski, WI)
- The Salvation Army Tournament of Roses Band (Long Beach, CA)
- The Royal Swedish Cadet Band (Kariskrona, Sweden)
- The BOSS (Bands Of Santiago Sharks) (Corona, CA)
- Toho Marching Band (Japan Honor Green Band) (Nagoya, Aichi, Japan)
- United States Marine Corps West Coast Composite Band (San Diego, CA)
- West Chester University “Incomparable” Golden Rams Marching Band (West Chester, PA)
- Westlake High School Chaparral Band (Austin, TX)
- William Mason High School Marching Band (Mason, OH)
Bands that would like to participate in the 2025 Rose Parade are encouraged to apply through an online application, available here.
Source: tournamentofroses.com. Edited by Ann Hunnewell
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