The Pasadena Tournament of Roses announced this week 20 of the bands that will participate in the 130th Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed “The Melody of Life.” The bands will include The Banda Municipal de Acosta, from Acosta, Costa Rica, as well as bands from Canada, Japan, Puerto Rico, and Sweden. (The 20 bands selected are listed alphabetically below.) Two additional bands will be added to the line-up when the universities participating in the 105th Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual are determined.

The bands were selected by volunteer members of the Tournament of Roses based on a variety of factors, such as musicianship, marching ability, and entertainment value. In order to be considered the bands submitted applications, photos, videos, and letters of recommendation. Throughout the year the bands will be organizing fundraisers to support the needed funds to attend the parade. In addition to marching the five-and-a-half-mile Rose Parade route on New Year’s Day, these bands will perform in one of three Bandfest events scheduled for Dec. 29 and 30, 2018.

The selected bands are:

Alabama State University Mighty Marching Hornets (Montgomery, AL)
All-Izumo Honor Green Band (Izumo, Japan)
Banda Escolar de Guayanilla Puerto Rico (Guayanilla, Puerto Rico)
Banda Municipal de Acosta (Acosta, San José, Costa Rica)
Calgary Stampede Showband (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
Cavalcade of Bands Honor Band (Mid-Atlantic Region)
Florida A&M University, The Incomparable Marching “100” (Tallahassee, FL)
Flower Mound High School Band (Flower Mound, TX)
Lincoln-Way Marching Band (Frankfort, IL)
Los Angeles Unified School District – All District High School Honor Band
Mercer Island High School Marching Band (Mercer Island, WA)
Munford High School Band (Munford, TN)
Na Koa Ali`I – Hawai`i All-State Marching Band (Kaneohe, HI)
Pacific Crest Drum & Bugle Corps (Diamond Bar, CA)
Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band & Herald Trumpets
Pickerington Marching Band (Pickerington, OH)
Royal Swedish Cadet Band (Karlskrona, Sweden)
The Lassiter High School Marching Trojan Band (Marietta, GA)
The Salvation Army Tournament of Roses Band (Long Beach, CA)
United States Marine Corps West Coast Composite Band (San Diego, CA)