Tournament Of Roses Parade Selects Marching Bands To Perform

Tournament Of Roses Parade Selects Marching Bands To Perform
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The Pasadena Tournament of Roses has selected the 20 marching bands that will be participating in the 129th Rose Parade presented by Honda. The parade itself will take place in Pasadena, California, on New Year's Day 2018 as a part of the festivities for the Rose Bowl game.

Several of the bands participated in Bands of America contests last fall. Air Academy High School from Colorado performed at the St. Louis Super Regional. It also gave us Vaughn Lemond and one of the most enthusiastic performances by a synth player since the Boston Crusaders' Anna Eberhart

Homestead High School performed at two BOA events including the San Jose and Long Beach Regionals. A both contests, Homestead walked away with the bronze medals.

Lindbergh High School played at the St. Louis Super Regional and traveled to the Indianapolis Super Regional. 

The Ronald Reagan High School band ventured in three BOA contests this past fall. Reagan won the Conroe Regional, then went on to make finals at the BOA San Antonio Super Regional and Grand Nationals in Indianapolis.

Westlake High School from Saratoga Springs, Utah, performed at the St. George Regional as well as Grand Nationals in Indianapolis.

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The 20 Bands Selected (listed alphabetically by name):

Air Academy High School -- (USAF Academy, CO)
Albertville High School -- (Albertville, AL)
Australia's Marching Koalas - (Dangar, New South Wales, Australia)
Banda De Música Herberto López -- (Chitré, Herrera, Republic of Panamá)
Burlington Teen Tour Band - (Burlington, Ontario, Canada)
Homestead High School -- (Cupertino, CA) 
Kyoto Tachibana High School -- (Kyoto, Japan)
Los Angeles Unified School District Honor Band -- (Los Angeles, CA)
Lindbergh High School -- (St. Louis, MO)
Londonderry High School -- (Londonderry, NH)
Louisburg High School -- (Louisburg, KS)
Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band & Herald Trumpets -- (Pasadena, CA)
Pennsbury High School -- (Fairless Hills, PA)
Ronald Reagan High School -- (San Antonio, TX)
Santiago High School -- (Corona, CA)
The Salvation Army Tournament of Roses Band -- (Los Angeles, CA)
"The Commandant's Own" The United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps -- (Washington, DC)
United States Marine Corps West Coast Composite Band -- (MCAS Miramar, MCRD San Diego and Camp Pendleton, CA)
University of Massachusetts -- (Amherst, MA)
Westlake High School -- (Saratoga Springs, UT)


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