One of the most coveted parades of the year, the Tournament of Roses Rose Parade, is only days away. Nineteen groups will perform in the 5.5-mile parade—ouch. The parade travels through Pasadena at a leisurely pace and often includes horses and floats among the marching ensembles.
Flower Mound High School, Pacific Crest, and Calgary Stampede are among the groups to perform. One group, the All-Izumo Honor Green Band will be traveling all the way from Izumo, Japan to perform in the ranks.
Bands from Hawaii and Sweden, Costa Rica and even Puerto Rico will be in attendance all weekend in the build-up to the Rose Parade.
Come see our Dress Rehearsal/Community Performance next Friday evening as we prepare for our performances at BandFest, Disneyland, and the Rose Parade! Repping @DCI at the @RoseParade . pic.twitter.com/YFgjcx9bRh— Pacific Crest (@PCDrumCorps) December 20, 2018
Pacific Crest will be doing a community performance this evening, Friday, December 28, before heading out to perform in this weekend's events. Flower Mound, the 2018 champion of the BOA San Antonio Super Regional, is taking out their newly wrapped semi-trailers all the way from Dallas, TX.
They even attracted some attention from the local NBC news station. Cheer on all of the bands performing in this year's Rose Parade starting at 8 AM PST on January 1.