, top marching bands from all over the world are invited. Many of the nation's top high school marching bands, along with college and organizational marching bands participate. Tournament of Roses Parade
The bands participating in the parade have also developed traditions. For example,
Pasadena City College's Lancer Marching Band always marches in the Rose Parade, along with high school band and color guard students from all over Southern California, who are selected by audition the previous autumn. The Tournament of Roses Honor Band is a coveted position, and those selected are among the best student musicians in California. Nine of the high school trumpet players, selected by performance on their auditions, and the best snare drummer, are selected as the Herald Trumpets, who march directly before the Rose Queen's float and play fanfares.
University Marching bands from the two schools participating in the
Rose Bowl Game are invited to march in the parade. They typically accompany the floats that represent the conferences.
Bands that have a long standing arrangement to be in the parade include:
In 1980, the
Grambling Marching Band was the first HBCU band invited to the Rose Bowl Parade and the first HBCU Band to lead the parade.
In 1998, the
Washington Township High School Minutemen Marching Band from Sewell, New Jersey became the first band in the history of the Rose Parade to decorate its entire ranks with live flowers, in keeping with the practice of decorating the parade floats. Designed by Todd Marcocci, this unique concept and design approach received tremendous support from all major media around the world. Since then, several bands have followed suit.
Also, the Tournament sponsors Bandfest, where the selected bands perform the field shows at
Pasadena City College's Robinson Stadium over two days.
Nuestros Angeles de El Salvador dancers from San Salvador, El Salvador The dancers followed the marching band
[2 ] Recent Rose Parade Bands [edit ] 2009 Rose Parade Bands [edit ] 2010 Rose Parade Bands [edit ] 2011 Rose Parade Bands [edit ] Albertville High School (Alabama) Aggie Band [17 ] All- Birdville Independent School District Band ( Texas), Including the Richland High School Rebel Marching Band, the Pride of Haltom High School Buffalo Band, and the Birdville High School Mighty Hawk Band. [18 ] Banda Musical Delfines, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico CDF Firefighters Honor Guard Pipes & Drums, Sacramento, California Central Carroll High School (Carrollton, Georgia) – The Central-Carroll Marching Pride band [19 ] Downingtown High School (Pennsylvania) Blue & Gold Marching Band Lindbergh High School's Spirit of St. Louis Marching Band [20 ] Londonderry High School Marching Band and Colorguard (New Hampshire) [21 ] LAUSD All District High School Honor Band North Carolina Central University (NCCU) Sound Machine [22 ] North Japan Honor Green Band, Japan Owasso High School Pride of Owasso Band, Owasso, Oklahoma Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band and Herald Trumpets The Salvation Army Tournament of Roses Band Southwest DeKalb High School Marching Panthers [23 ] Texas Christian University Marching Band University of Wisconsin Marching Band Upland High School (California) Highland Regiment U.S. Marine Corps West Coast Composite Band Western Carolina University Pride of the Mountains Marching Band [24 ] Wyoming High School All State Marching Band [25 ] 2012 Rose Parade Bands [edit ] American Fork High School Marching Band, American Fork, Utah Arcadia High School Apache Marching Band and Color Guard, Arcadia, California Avon (High School) Marching Black & Gold, Avon, Indiana Banda Escolar de Guayanilla ( Guayanilla, Puerto Rico) Needham B. Broughton High School Band, Raleigh, North Carolina Calgary Stampede Showband ( Calgary, Alberta, Canada) Crestview High School 'The Big Red Machine' Band, Crestview, Florida Ben Davis High School Marching Giants Band, Indianapolis, IN Franklin Regional High School Marching Band, Murrysville, Pennsylvania Kyoto Tachibana High School Green Band ( Kyoto, Japan) [26 ] LAUSD All District High School Honor Band, Los Angeles, California All Lubbock ISD High School Marching Band ( Lubbock High School, Monterey High School, Coronado High School and Estacado High School), Lubbock, Texas [27 ] Mercer Island High School Marching Band (Mercer Island, WA) University of Oregon Marching Band, Eugene, Oregon Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band and Herald Trumpets, Pasadena, California Pulaski High School Red Raider Marching Band, Pulaski, Wisconsin The Royal Swedish Navy Cadet Band, Karlskrona, Sweden Salvation Army Tournament of Roses Band Siloam Springs High School Band, Siloam Springs, Arkansas United States Marine Corps West Coast Composite Band University of Wisconsin Marching Band, Madison, Wisconsin 2013 Rose Parade Bands [edit ] Aguiluchos Marching Band, Puebla, Mexico Bands of America Honor Band, Indianapolis, IN Broken Arrow High School, Pride of Broken Arrow Marching Band, Broken Arrow, OK Davis High School Marching Band, Kaysville, UT [28 ] Green Band Association, All Izumo Honor Green Band – Izumo, Japan Jackson Memorial High School Jaguar Marching Band, Jackson, NJ [29 ] Lafayette High School Marching Band, Lexington, Kentucky Lassiter High School Marching Band, Marietta, GA Lincoln High School, Sioux Falls, South Dakota [30 ] LAUSD All District High School Honor Band, Los Angeles, CA MOC-Floyd Valley High School Pride of the Dutchmen Marching Band, Orange City, IA Morgantown High School Red & Blue Marching Band, Morgantown, West Virginia Pacific American Volunteer Association (PAVA) – Yi Dynasty, Los Angeles, CA Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band and Herald Trumpets, Pasadena, California Peace Band of our Angels of El Salvador, San Salvador, El Salvador Roots of Music Marching Crusaders, New Orleans, Louisiana Salvation Army Tournament of Roses Band, Los Angeles, CA Santiago High School Marching Band and Color Guard, Corona, CA [31 ] Seminole High School Seminole Warhawk Marching Band, Seminole, FL Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band, Stanford, CA U.S. Marine Corps West Coast Composite Band Valley Christian High School East-West Fusion All-Star Band (with No. 57 School from Beijing), San Jose, CA and Beijing, China [32 ] University of Wisconsin Marching Band, Madison, WI 2014 Rose Parade Bands [edit ] Banda de Música Herberto López Colegio José Daniel Crespo, Herrera, Panamá [33 ] Carmel High School “Marching Greyhounds,” Carmel, IN [34 ] Colony High School Knights Marching Band “THEE Northern Sound,” Palmer, AK [35 ] Dobyns-Bennett High School Marching Indian Band, Kingsport, TN [36 ] Glendora High School Tartan Band and Pageantry, Glendora, CA [37 ] Hawaii All State Marching Band "Na Koa Ali'i," Kaneohe, Hawaii Homewood High School Patriot Marching Band, Homewood, AL [38 ] Claudia Taylor "Lady Bird" Johnson High School Marching Band, San Antonio, TX [39 ] Liberty High School Grenadier Band, Bethlehem, PA [40 ] LAUSD All District High School Honor Band, Los Angeles, CA McQueen High School “Lancer Band,” Reno, NV Michigan State University Spartan Marching Band, East Lansing, MI Nagoya Minami High School Green Band, Nagoya, Japan Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band and Herald Trumpets, Pasadena, California (85th Rose Parade appearance in 2014) St. Augustine High School Marching “100,” New Orleans, LA The Salvation Army Tournament of Roses Band, Los Angeles, CA (95th year of participation in 2014) [41 ] Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band, Stanford, CA 2015 Rose Parade Bands [edit ] Blue Springs High School Golden Regiment Marching Band, Blue Springs, MO Cavalcade of Bands Honor Band, Harrisburg, PA Cypress High School Marching Band, Centurion Imperial Brigade, Cypress, California [44 ] Escuela Secundaria General #5, Manuel R. Gutierrez – Banda Musical Delfines, Veracruz, Mexico Helsingor Pipegarde – Elsinore Girls Marching Band, Denmark Koriyama Honor Green Band, Koriyama, Japan Robert E. Lee High School Mighty Rebel Band, Midland, Texas [45 ] Lakota West High School Marching Firebirds, West Chester, Ohio [46 ] Legacy High School Lightning Marching Band, Broomfield, Colorado [47 ] LAUSD All District High School Honor Band, Los Angeles, CA Maui High School's "Saber" Marching Band and Color Guard, Kahului, Hawaii [48 ] O'Fallon Township High School Marching Panthers O'Fallon, IL Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band and Herald Trumpets, Pasadena, California Round Rock High School Dragon Band, Round Rock, Texas [49 ] The Salvation Army Tournament of Roses Band, Los Angeles, CA Temple City High School Marching Band, The Pride of Temple City, Temple City, California United States Marine Corps West Coast Composite Band Walton High School – Marching Raider Band, Marietta, GA 2016 Rose Parade Bands [edit ] Allen High School Band, Allen, Texas Albany State University Marching Bandhas, Albany, Georgia [50 ] Franklin Regional Panther Marching Band, Murrysville, Pennsylvania [51 ] Jenks High School Marching Band, Jenks, OK [52 ] Green River High School Marching Band, Wyoming [53 ] LAUSD All District High School Honor Band, Los Angeles, CA Mira Mesa High School Sapphire Sound Band and Color Guard, San Diego, California Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band and Herald Trumpets, Pasadena, California Plymouth-Canton Educational Park Marching Band, Canton, Michigan [54 ] The Salvation Army Tournament of Roses Band, Los Angeles, CA Virginia Military Institute Regimental Band and Pipe Band, Lexington, VA United States Marine Corps West Coast Composite Band William Mason High School Marching Band, Mason, OH [55 ] Wyoming All State Marching Band, Cheyenne, WY [56 ] References [edit ] ^ Rose Parade Participants ^ http://www.esroseparade.com/ ^ Penn State Blueband website ^ GP grad to take his band to Rose Parade ^ Director helps marching band smell the roses ^ 2010 Rose Parade and El Dorado High School ^  ^ Glendora High School Tartan Band and Pageantry ^ Kansai Green Honor Band 2010 Rose Parade Invitation on YouTube ^ High school band to march in 2010 Rose Bowl parade ^ Millard West band to march in Tournament of Roses Parade ^ Blind band will be Rose Parade's first ^ Marching110 ^ SDHS Band site ^ It's All Roses for SK High School's Marching Band ^ Greg Grisolano, "Webb City band to attend second Rose Parade", The Joplin Globe, April 22, 2009 ^ Kerry Yencer, Fine arts center dedicated; 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