The Pasadena Tournament of Roses announced today 20 of the bands that will participate in the 131st Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed “The Power of Hope.” The bands will include The Banda Municipal de Zarcero, from Alajuela, Costa Rica, as well as bands from Mayaguez, Puerto Rico; Puebla, Mexico; El Salvador; Japan; Denmark; and various states from the USA. (The 20 bands selected are listed alphabetically below.) Two additional bands will be added to the line-up when the universities participating in the 106th 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, 2019.

The selected bands are:

Alhambra Unified School District Marching Band

Alhambra, California

Baldwinsville Marching Bees

Baldwinsville, New York

Banda El Salvador: Grande Como Su Gente

El Salvador

Banda Municipal de Zarcero

Alajuela, Costa Rica

Centro Escolar Niños Heroes De Chapultepec

Puebla, Mexico

Centenaria Banda Colegial – University of Puerto Rico

Mayaguez, Puerto Rico

Dobyns-Bennett High School

Kingsport, Tennessee

Greendale High School Marching Band

Greendale, Wisconsin

Helsingør Pigegarde

Hornbaek, Denmark

Japan Honor Green Band

Kyoto, Japan

Kamehameha Performing Arts Ensemble

Honolulu, Hawaii

L.A. Unified School District All District Honor Band

Los Angeles, California

The PRIDE of Owasso

Owasso, Oklahoma

The Pride of Pearland Marching Band

Pearland, Texas

Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band

Pasadena, California

Rancho Verde Crimson Regiment

Moreno Valley, California

Southern University “Human Jukebox’ Marching Band

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Tournament of Roses Salvation Army Band

Pasadena, California

United States Marine Corps West Coast Composite Band

San Diego, California

West Harrison Hurricane Band, The Pride of South Mississippi

Gulfport, Mississippi

 

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