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Rose Parade

Pasadena, California

Monday, January 1, 2018
8:00 AM

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If you're interested in entering your band in the Tournament of Roses Parade, click here to download more information and complete the online band application form. The deadline to apply for the 2019 parade is May 31, 2017.

Tournament of Roses Bandfest

Pasadena City College

Three Shows:
December 29, 2017 - 1:30 PM
December 30, 2017 - 9:30 AM and 2:00 PM

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Web: TournamentOfRoses.com

Email: Tournament of Roses

Mail: Tournament of Roses
391 So. Orange Grove Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91184

Phone: 626-449-4100

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Pasadena Tournament of Roses Marching in the Rose Parade is a remarkable experience that band members remember and treasure for a lifetime. Participating bands not only march the 5.5-mile parade route, but also have the opportunity to take a band photo in front of the historic Rose Bowl and perform along with other Rose Parade bands in shows at Bandfest.

Known as America's New Year Celebration, the annual Rose Parade features spectacular floral floats that are completely covered with natural materials. Approximately 1 million spectators line the parade route, while tens of millions watch the television coverage in more than 200 international territories and countries. The Rose Parade is broadcast on ABC, Hallmark Channel, HGTV, KTLA (Tribune), NBC, RFD-TV and Univision.

   2018 Rose Parade marching band selections announced

   2017 Rose Parade Marching Band Photos

   2016/2017 Tournament of Roses Bandfest Photos

Bands are selected based on musicianship, marching ability, uniqueness and entertainment value. In particular, bands are being sought with the ability to perform a field type show while marching forward. There are no set size requirements; bands of all sizes are encouraged to apply. Geographic diversity is also considered, and bands from around the world are welcomed.

Applications for the 2019 Rose Parade are due May 31st, 2017. Invitations are issued in the fall, more than a year in advance of the parade, to allow bands time to raise the funds necessary for a trip of this magnitude.

2017/2018 Participating Bands

Pasadena Tournament of Roses photos
• Air Academy High School Kadets Marching Band, USAF Academy, Colorado
• Albertville High School Aggie Band, Albertville, Alabama
• Australia's Marching Koalas, Dangar, New South Wales, Australia
• Banda De Música Herberto López - Colegio José Daniel Crespo, Chitré, Herrera, Republic of Panamá
• Burlington Teen Tour Band, Burlington, Ontario, Canada
• Homestead High School Mighty Mustang Marching Band, Cupertino, California
• Kyoto Tachibana High School Green Band, Kyoto, Japan
• Los Angeles Unified School District Honor Band, California
• Lindbergh High School Spirit of St. Louis Marching Band, Missouri
• Londonderry High School Marching Band & Color Guard, New Hampshire
• Louisburg High School Marching Wildcat Band, Kansas
• Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band & Herald Trumpets, California
• Pennsbury High School Long Orange Line Marching Band, Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania
• Ronald Reagan High School Marching Band, San Antonio, Texas
• Santiago High School B.O.S.S. (Bands of Santiago Sharks), Corona, California
• The Salvation Army Tournament of Roses Band
• "The Commandant's Own" The United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps, Washington, D.C.
• United States Marine Corps West Coast Composite Band
• University of Massachusetts Minuteman Marching Band, Amherst, Massachusetts
• Westlake High School Marching Thunder, Saratoga Springs, Utah
• Plus ... the two Rose Bowl Game University Marching Bands to be determined

Ticket Information


Rose Parade Tickets
• Grandstand seating for the Rose Parade is available through Sharp Seating Company, the official Grandstand Seating Provider, 626-795-4171 or SharpSeating.com
• Ticket prices range from $55 to $100.
• Curbside viewing is welcome on a first-come, first-served basis. Pasadena city ordinance allows the occupancy of curbside space along the parade route beginning at noon on the day before the parade.

Bandfest Tickets
• Advance tickets are available through Sharp Seating Company at 626-795-4171 or SharpSeating.com
• Same day tickets go on sale at the stadium box office approximately one hour prior to the start of each show.
• Admission is $15.

Related Events

Bands traveling to Pasadena for the Tournament of Roses Parade often take advantage of the many activities — and the mild climate — in Southern California. Band trip itineraries often include:
• Touring the float barns for an up-close view of Rose Parade floats in the final stages of decoration.
• Performing at one of the major theme parks in the area.
• Visiting some of Hollywood's many famous attractions.
• Visiting an ocean-front beach or boardwalk.

Future Dates

Monday, January 1, 2018
Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
(Always held January 1, except January 2 when New Year's Day falls on a Sunday.)

For More Information

Web: TournamentOfRoses.com

Email: Tournament of Roses
Mail: Tournament of Roses, 391 South Orange Grove Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91184
Phone: 626-449-4100

If you're interested in entering your band in the Tournament of Roses Parade, click here to download more information and complete the online band application form. The deadline to apply for the 2019 parade is May 31, 2017.



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