One Marching Band Will Be Selected to Join 2021 Rose Parade

One Marching Band Will Be Selected to Join 2021 Rose Parade

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses has selected 21 of the marching bands that will participate in the 132nd Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed “Dream. Believe. Achieve.” The announcement of the 2021 Marching Bands comes as we celebrate National Marching Band Day.

The bands will travel to Pasadena from across the United States and around the world, including Italy, Japan, Panama, Sweden and Taiwan.

Thousands of performers will enjoy the experience of a lifetime when they march down Colorado Blvd. on Jan. 1, 2021, each with their own unique story.

The bands selected are listed below, alphabetically.

Arcadia Apache Marching Band and Color Guard Arcadia, CA
Banda de Musica La Primavera Santiago, Veraguas, Panama
Bands of America Honor Band United States
The Pride of Broken Arrow Broken Arrow, OK
Downingtown Blue and Gold Marching Band Downingtown, PA
Georgia State University Panther Band Atlanta, GA
Gibson County Tennessee Mass Band Dyer, TN
Hebron Marching Band Carrollton, TX
Homewood Patriot Band Homewood, AL
Los Angeles Unified School District – All District High School Honor Band Los Angeles, CA
Mira Mesa High School “Sapphire Sound” Marching Band and Color Guard San Diego, CA
O’Fallon Township High School Marching Panthers O’Fallon, IL
Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band and Herald Trumpets Pasadena, CA
Royal Swedish Cadet Band Karlskrona, Sweden
The Salvation Army Tournament of Roses Band Los Angeles, CA
St. Ursula Eichi Sendai Honor Band Sendai, Miyagi, Japan
Marching Band, Honor Guards and Color Guards of Taipei First Girls High School Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China  
Tennessee State University Aristocrat of Bands Nashville, TN
Triuggio Marching Band Triuggio, Monza and Brianza, Italy
United States Marine Corps West Coast Composite Band MCRD, San Diego and Camp Pendleton, CA
Waukee Warrior Regiment Waukee, IA

Bands are selected by volunteer members of the Tournament of Roses based on a variety of criteria including musicianship, marching ability and entertainment or special interest value.  In addition to marching in the five-and-a-half-mile Rose Parade on New Year’s Day, bands also perform in one of three Bandfest events scheduled for Dec. 29 and 30, 2020 at Pasadena City College. Two bands will be added to the line-up when the universities participating in the College Football Semifinal at the 107th Rose Bowl Game are determined in December.

Applications are now available for 2022. Bands who would like to participate in the 2022 Rose Parade are encouraged to apply through an online application, available now on the Tournament of Roses website:

March 6, 2020

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