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2018/2019 Tournament of Roses "Bandfest" Performance Schedule

Three shows feature field exhibitions by Rose Parade bands

International bands are a vibrant addition to Bandfest, with groups from Canada, Costa Rica, Japan, Puerto Rico and Sweden among this year's lineup. Pictured: Japan's Kyoto Tachibana Green Band performed last year. PASADENA, Calif. (Dec. 27, 2018) — Marching bands appearing in the 2019 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade on January 1 will also perform field exhibitions in the annual Tournament of Roses "Bandfest" presented by Remo on December 29-30, 2018. This year's lineup includes bands from Canada, Costa Rica, Japan, Puerto Rico, Sweden and across the USA.

Each performance of Bandfest features a different slate of marching bands and lasts approximately two and a half hours. The first performance will be held Saturday, December 29 at 1:30 PM. Two additional performances will be held Sunday, December 30 at 9:30 AM and 2:00 PM. Pre-show entertainment featuring Remo Percussion and the Arcadia High School drumline begins 30 minutes before each show time.

Bandfest is held in Pasadena at Robinson Stadium on the campus of Pasadena City College, 1570 E. Colorado Blvd.

Tickets to the event are $15 each and may be purchased in advance through Sharp Seating Company at 626-795-4171. Children ages five and under are admitted free of charge. Tickets may also be purchased at the venue beginning 30 minutes prior to the performance time, pending availability. Note that advance tickets are highly recommended as Session 2 is already sold out and the other sessions are nearing capacity. Free parking is available onsite in the Lot 4 parking structure.

The complete Bandfest schedule and approximate performance time for each band is shown below.

2018-2019 Bandfest Performance Schedule

Bandfest I - Saturday, December 29, 2018 - 1:30 PM
1:00 Preshow
1:30 Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band and Herald Trumpets, Pasadena, California
1:55 Lassiter High School Marching Trojan Band, Marietta, Georgia
2:15 The Salvation Army Tournament of Roses Band, Los Angeles, California
2:35 Pickerington Marching Band, Pickerington, Ohio
2:55 Banda Municipal de Acosta, San Jose, Costa Rica
3:15 Na Koa Ali'i - Hawai'i All-State Marching Band, Kaneohe, Hawaii
3:35 Los Angeles Unified School District Honor Band, California
3:55 Pacific Crest Drum & Bugle Corps, Diamond Bar, California
4:15 University of Washington Husky Marching Band, Seattle, Washington

Bandfest II - Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 9:30 AM - SOLD OUT
9:00 Preshow
9:30 Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band and Herald Trumpets, Pasadena, California
2019 Rose Parade Theme: The Melody of Life 9:55 Flower Mound High School Marching Band, Flower Mound, Texas
10:15 Lincoln-Way Marching Band, Frankfort, Illinois
10:35 Cavalcade of Bands Honor Band, Mid-Atlantic Region
10:55 Mercer Island High School Marching Band, Mercer Island, Washington
11:15 Banda Escolar de Guayanilla, Guayanilla, Puerto Rico
11:35 Special Joint Performance - Mercer Island and Banda Escolar de Guayanilla
11:55 Florida A&M University Marching "100," Tallahassee, Florida

Bandfest III - Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 2:00 PM
1:30 Preshow
2:00 Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band and Herald Trumpets, Pasadena, California
2:25 Alabama State University Mighty Marching Hornets, Montgomery, Alabama
2:45 Calgary Stampede Showband, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
3:05 Munford High School Band, Munford, Tennessee
3:25 Royal Swedish Cadet Band, Karlskrona, Sweden
3:45 Kaiser Catamount Pride Band & Color Guard, Fontana, California
4:05 All-Izumo Honor Green Band, Izumo, Japan

Related: 2017/2018 Tournament of Roses Bandfest Photos and Pasadena Tournament of Roses Information

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses is a volunteer organization that annually hosts the Rose Parade® presented by Honda, Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual and various associated events. The 130th Rose Parade, themed The Melody of Life, will take place Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at 8 a.m. (PST) featuring majestic floral floats, high-stepping equestrian units and spirited marching bands. Following the Rose Parade, the 105th Rose Bowl Game will begin with pre-game festivities at 1:00 p.m. (PST) and feature an exciting match-up between Ohio State and Washington. For additional information on the Tournament of Roses visit the official website at

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