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Bandfest truly brings ‘The Melody of Life’ early to Pasadena – Daily News

Bandfest truly brings ‘The Melody of Life’ early to Pasadena – Daily News

Music crammed Pasadena Metropolis School’s Robinson Stadium this weekend because the marching bands performing in Tuesday’s Event of Roses Parade performed for sold-out audiences.

The 39th Annual Bandfest featured 20 marching bands throughout Saturday and Sunday. Bands got here from close to and much, together with from Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Canada, Sweden and Japan.

One of the highlights of the weekend was when the Mercer Island Excessive Faculty Marching Band and Banda Escolar de Guayanilla gave a joint efficiency. Each carried out within the 2012 Rose Parade; two weeks after each have been notified additionally they can be within the 2019 parade, Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico.

  • A member of Banda Escolar de Guayanilla , left, performs alongside Mercer Island Excessive Faculty Marching Band throughout a be a part of efficiency on day two of Bandfest at Pasadena Metropolis School in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

  • Cori Bostic, the primary feminine drum main for Florida A&M College Marching Band throughout day two of Bandfest at Pasadena Metropolis School in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

  • Florida A&M College Marching Band performs throughout day two of Bandfest at Pasadena Metropolis School in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

  • Cori Bostic, the primary feminine drum main for Florida A&M College Marching Band throughout day two of Bandfest at Pasadena Metropolis School in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

  • Banda Escolar de Guayanilla performs throughout day two of Bandfest at Pasadena Metropolis School in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Florida A&M College Marching Band performs throughout day two of Bandfest at Pasadena Metropolis School in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

  • Cori Bostic, the primary feminine drum main for Florida A&M College Marching Band throughout day two of Bandfest at Pasadena Metropolis School in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Florida A&M College Marching Band performs throughout day two of Bandfest at Pasadena Metropolis School in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

  • Banda Escolar de Guayanilla performs throughout day two of Bandfest at Pasadena Metropolis School in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

  • Banda Escolar de Guayanilla performs throughout day two of Bandfest at Pasadena Metropolis School in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

  • Florida A&M College Marching Band strains up earlier than performing throughout day two of Bandfest at Pasadena Metropolis School in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

  • Florida A&M College Marching Band performs throughout day two of Bandfest at Pasadena Metropolis School in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

  • Florida A&M College Marching Band performs throughout day two of Bandfest at Pasadena Metropolis School in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

  • A member of Banda Escolar de Guayanilla , left, performs alongside Mercer Island Excessive Faculty Marching Band throughout a be a part of efficiency on day two of Bandfest at Pasadena Metropolis School in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

  • A drum main for Banda Escolar de Guayanilla throughout day two of Bandfest at Pasadena Metropolis School in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

  • A member of Mercer Island Excessive Faculty’s trombone part from Washington performs throughout day two of Bandfest at Pasadena Metropolis School in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

  • Mercer Island Excessive Faculty performs throughout day two of Bandfest at Pasadena Metropolis School in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

  • Mercer Island Excessive Faculty performs throughout day two of Bandfest at Pasadena Metropolis School in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

  • Banda Escolar de Guayanilla from Puerto Rico performs throughout day two of Bandfest at Pasadena Metropolis School in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

  • A member of Banda Escolar de Guayanilla remover her hat earlier than a efficiency throughout day two of Bandfest at Pasadena Metropolis School in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Cavalcade of Bands Honor Band from Pennsylvania carry out throughout day two of Bandfest at Pasadena Metropolis School in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

  • Cavalcade of Bands Honor Band performs throughout day two of Bandfest at Pasadena Metropolis School in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

  • Cavalcade of Bands Honor Band performs throughout day two of Bandfest at Pasadena Metropolis School in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

  • Marching Band followers gathered at Pasadena Metropolis School for day two of Bandfest to watch the musicians performing within the 130th Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

  • Marching Band followers gathered at Pasadena Metropolis School for day two of Bandfest to watch the musicians performing within the 130th Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

  • Members of the entrance ensemble of Lincoln-Approach Marching Band from Illinois carry out throughout day two of Bandfest at Pasadena Metropolis School in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

  • Flower Mound Excessive Faculty Marching Band of Texas performs throughout day two of Bandfest at Pasadena Metropolis School in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

  • Marching Band followers gathered at Pasadena Metropolis School for day two of Bandfest to watch the musicians performing within the 130th Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

  • One of the drum majors for Lincoln-Approach Marching Band from Illinois throughout day two of Bandfest at Pasadena Metropolis School in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

  • Flower Mound Excessive Faculty Marching Band of Texas performs throughout day two of Bandfest at Pasadena Metropolis School in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Flower Mound Excessive Faculty Marching Band from Texas performs throughout day two of Bandfest at Pasadena Metropolis School in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

  • Marching Band followers gathered at Pasadena Metropolis School for day two of Bandfest to watch the musicians performing within the 130th Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

  • Lincoln-Approach Marching Band performs throughout day two of Bandfest at Pasadena Metropolis School in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Pasadena Metropolis School Honor Band performs throughout day two of Bandfest at Pasadena Metropolis School in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Pasadena Metropolis School Honor Band performs throughout day two of Bandfest at Pasadena Metropolis School in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

  • Pasadena Metropolis School Honor Band performs throughout day two of Bandfest at Pasadena Metropolis School in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

  • Pasadena Metropolis School Honor Band rounds the nook as they kickoff day two of Bandfest at Pasadena Metropolis School in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

  • Arcadia Excessive Faculty’s drumline performs in the course of the pre-show at day two of Bandfest at Pasadena Metropolis School in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Banda Municipal de Acosta from San Jose, Costa Rica performs through the Event of Roses Bandfest at Pasadena Metropolis School in Pasadena on Saturday December 29, 2018. (Photograph by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • All-Izumo Honor Inexperienced Band from Japan performs throughout day two of Bandfest at Pasadena Metropolis School in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

  • Kaiser Catamount Delight Band & Shade Guard of Fontana performs throughout day two of Bandfest at Pasadena Metropolis School in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Royal Swedish Cadet Band performs throughout day two of Bandfest at Pasadena Metropolis School in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Royal Swedish Cadet Band performs throughout day two of Bandfest at Pasadena Metropolis School in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

  • Kaiser Catamount Delight Band & Colour Guard of Fontana performs throughout day two of Bandfest at Pasadena Metropolis School in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

  • All-Izumo Honor Inexperienced Band from Japan performs throughout day two of Bandfest at Pasadena Metropolis School in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

  • All-Izumo Honor Inexperienced Band from Japan performs throughout day two of Bandfest at Pasadena Metropolis School in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

  • Kaiser Catamount Delight Band & Shade Guard of Fontana performs throughout day two of Bandfest at Pasadena Metropolis School in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Royal Swedish Cadet Band performs throughout day two of Bandfest at Pasadena Metropolis School in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

  • Mumford Excessive Faculty Band from Tennessee performs throughout day two of Bandfest at Pasadena Metropolis School in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

  • Kaiser Catamount Satisfaction Band & Colour Guard of Fontana performs throughout day two of Bandfest at Pasadena Metropolis School in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

  • All-Izumo Honor Inexperienced Band from Japan performs throughout day two of Bandfest at Pasadena Metropolis School in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

  • All-Izumo Honor Inexperienced Band from Japan performs throughout day two of Bandfest at Pasadena Metropolis School in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

  • Kaiser Catamount Satisfaction Band & Colour Guard of Fontana performs throughout day two of Bandfest at Pasadena Metropolis School in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

  • Mumford Excessive Faculty Band from Tennessee performs throughout day two of Bandfest at Pasadena Metropolis School in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

  • Mumford Excessive Faculty Band from Tennessee performs throughout day two of Bandfest at Pasadena Metropolis School in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Calgary Stampede Showband from Canada performs throughout day two of Bandfest at Pasadena Metropolis School in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Calgary Stampede Showband from Canada performs throughout day two of Bandfest at Pasadena Metropolis School in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

  • Mumford Excessive Faculty Band from Tennessee performs throughout day two of Bandfest at Pasadena Metropolis School in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Calgary Stampede Showband from Canada performs throughout day two of Bandfest at Pasadena Metropolis School in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

  • Alabama State College May Marching Hornets performs throughout day two of Bandfest at Pasadena Metropolis School in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

  • Alabama State College May Marching Hornets performs throughout day two of Bandfest at Pasadena Metropolis School in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Calgary Stampede Showband from Canada performs throughout day two of Bandfest at Pasadena Metropolis School in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Calgary Stampede Showband from Canada performs throughout day two of Bandfest at Pasadena Metropolis School in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

  • Alabama State College May Marching Hornets performs throughout day two of Bandfest at Pasadena Metropolis School in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

  • Alabama State College May Marching Hornets performs throughout day two of Bandfest at Pasadena Metropolis School in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Photograph by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

Joined by a number of different excessive faculties, Mercer Island Excessive band members took it upon themselves to assist Banda Escolar de Guayanilla make it to Pasadena, elevating greater than $50,000 for the band and donating gear and different gadgets to them.

Watch Sunday’s streams of Bandfest 2 and Bandfest three under and to see photographs and movies from Bandfest 1, click on right here.