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Bands from around the globe ready to march down Colorado Boulevard – Daily News

Bands from around the globe ready to march down Colorado Boulevard – Daily News

Group service and serving to others are hallmarks of lots of the bands performing in the Rose Parade.

Maybe that’s greatest illustrated by the college students from two communities (Mercer Island, Wash., and Pickerington, Ohio) who reached out to Banda Escolar de Guayanilla in Puerto Rico.

In 2017, about two weeks in any case three bands have been chosen for the 2019 Rose Parade, the island nation was devastated by back-to-back class 5 hurricanes.

“A lot of families were having to decide whether they wanted to send their kid to the Rose Parade or put a roof over their house,” former Mercer Island HS scholar Paige Robertson advised the Mercer Island Reporter.

College students in Pickerington staged a Pedal for Puerto Rico profit, and Mercer Island had silent auctions and numerous fundraisers that included promoting rubber bracelets with the phrases “Island to Island, Estamos Unidos (we are united).”

Tens of hundreds of dollars have been raised — and all three bands can be marching down Colorado Boulevard in the Rose Parade.

There are various different tales that helped make journeys to Pasadena attainable. With that, right here’s a better take a look at every of this yr’s bands:

Alabama State College Mighty Marching Hornets

Montgomery, Alabama

Particulars: Making their Rose Parade debut, the band is understood forexciting, energetic halftime performances. If that weren’t sufficient, the band unveils a brand new halftime present for each house soccer recreation throughout the season.

Members: 210

Notable appearances: Six occasions in the Honda Battle of the Bands Showcase, most just lately in 2018; and the 2016 film “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk”

Social media:, @the_mighty.marching.hornets on Instagram

Web site: n/a

All-Izumo Honor Inexperienced Band

Izumo, Japan

Particulars: College students from six excessive faculties in the Izumo space comprise this band, from a group that’s house to Izumo Taisha, the historic Shinto shrine that’s believed to be the oldest in Japan. The band will carry out a profit live performance Jan. 2 at Anaheim Excessive Faculty, with proceeds benefiting music packages at faculties in the Anaheim space together with packages that help households of fallen firefighters.

Members: 120

Notable appearances: 2013 Rose Parade

Social media: n/a

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Banda Escolar de Guayanilla Puerto Rico

Guayanilla, Puerto Rico

Particulars: A pair of class 5 hurricanes, Irma after which Maria, destroyed the city of Guayanilla, Puerto Rico, in 2017 shortly after Banda Escolar was chosen to march in the parade. Regardless of the devastation, the younger musicians and their households wouldn’t be deterred, internet hosting fundraisers andpartnering with different bands tomake the journey attainable. “[With] students and their parents tryingtheir best and working non-stop, we are keeping our heads up withhigh hopes to participate in the Rose Parade,” says the band’s media information.

Members: 156

Notable appearances: Fourth Rose Parade

Social media:, @guayanillabanda on Twitter

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Banda Municipal de Acosta

Costa Rica

Particulars: Musicians from a number of cities in Costa Rica have assembled to type this band, with individuals from age 10 to 35. And since they’re from hometowns all through the nation, lots of them traveled half a day simply to make it to follow.

Members: 241

Notable appearances: First Rose Parade

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Calgary Stampede Showband

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Particulars: Performing of their fourth Rose Parade, the Calgary Stampede Showband was shaped in 1971 to rejoice Calgary’s western heritage, cultures, group spirit and youth achievement. In 2014, the band earned the John Philip Sousa Basis’s Sudler Defend, turning into the solely Canadian ensemble to obtain that honor.

Members: 160

Notable appearances: 5-time champion in the World Associ-ation of Marching Present Bands competitors

Social media: ShowbandCS on Fb, @ShowbandCS on Instagram and Twitter

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Cavalcade of Bands Honor Band

Pottstown, Pennsylvania

Particulars: With musicians from 19 excessive faculties in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and West Virginia, the band assembled for 2 practices final spring, a three-day camp in August and three practices in November and December to put together for the Rose Parade.

Members: 122

Notable appearances: 2015 Rose Parade

Social media: n/a

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Florida A&M College The Incomparable Marching 100

Tallahassee, Florida

Particulars: Credited with extra than 30 progressive methods adopted by many highschool and collegiate marching band packages all through the nation, The Incomparable Marching 100 is understood for its high-stepping precision, spirited showmanship, dance routines and revolutionary performances.

Members: 315

Notable appearances: 5 Tremendous Bowls, six Honda Battle of the Bands competitions and the Grammy Awards

Social media: @themarching100 on Instagram and Twitter

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Flower Mound Excessive Faculty Band

Flower Mound, Texas

Particulars: A constant Bands of America regional and super-re-gional finalist, the Flower Mound Band is considered one of the prime band pro-grams in Texas and is the state’s Class 6A champion.

Members: 360

Notable appearances: First Rose Parade

Social media: Flower Mound Excessive Faculty Band on Fb, @FlowerMoundBand on Instagram and Twitter

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Kaiser Cantamount Satisfaction Band & Colour Guard


Particulars: Making their Rose Parade debut, Kaiser Excessive Faculty was acknowledged by the Nationwide Asso-ciation of Music Retailers forproviding excellent music in-struction. Fewer than 100 faculties nationwide acquired that honor.

Members: 188

Notable appearances: Hollywood Christmas Parade, Los Angeles County Truthful Marching Band Competitors

Social media: n/a

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Lassiter Excessive Faculty Marching Trojan Band

Marietta, Georgia

Particulars: The 2-time Bands of America Grand Nationwide champion can be in the New Yr’s Day parade for the fourth time. The ensemble consists of sophomore trumpet participant Michael McCabe Jr. His father was drum main for the Marching Trojan Band’s first Rose Parade look in 1988.

Members: 186

Notable appearances: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day ParadeSocial media: WheresTheLassiterBand, @LassiterBands on Twitter

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Lincoln-Method Marching Band (Photograph courtesy Event of Roses)

Lincoln-Method Marching Band

New Lenox, Illinois

Particulars: The defending Illinois Class 6A state champion marching band has been fundraising to make their third Rose Parade look occur. College students bought greater than 75,000 sweet bars, held a group garments and furnishings recycling occasion, launched a text-to-give marketing campaign, performed at a Chicago White Sox recreation and in addition hosted a mentalist efficiency.

Members: 281

Notable appearances: 1982 and 2000 Rose Parades

Social media:, @LWMarchingBand on Instagram and Twitter

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Los Angeles Unified Faculty District – All District Excessive Faculty Honor Band

Los Angeles

Particulars: Recognized for its energetic marching fashion and highly effective brass, the band consists of musicians from the largest faculty district west of the Mississippi River. Notable alumni embrace Herb Alpert and John Williams.

Members: 390

Notable appearances: Rose Parades yearly since 1973 and Tremendous Bowls XI, XIV, XVII

Social media: laallcityband on Fb, @laallcity on Twitter

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Mercer Island Excessive Faculty Marching Band

Mercer Island, Washington

Particulars: The band, considered one of the largest ensembles in the state, marched with Puerto Rico’s Banda Escolar de Guyanilla in the 2012 Rose Parade. Two weeks after each models have been chosen to return to Pasadena for 2019, Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico. Stu-dents at Mercer Island HS and the group not solely raised funds for his or her journey but in addition collected greater than $50,000 to assist their Puerto Rican counterparts make the journey. Each bands will collab- orate at occasions together with Bandfeston Dec. 30 and the parade.

Members: 300

Notable appearances: Fourth Rose Parade

Social media: n/a

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Munford Excessive Faculty Band

Munford, Tenn.

Particulars: Making their Rose Parade debut, the band consists of almost 20 % of the scholar physique at Munford Excessive Faculty and has earned 25 consecutive superior scores at the Tennessee State Marching Pageant.

Members: 207

Notable appearances: 2015 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Disney World Important Road Parade

Social media: Munford Band on Fb, @munfordband on Instagram, @themunfordband on Twitter

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Na Koa Ali`I – Hawaii All-State Marching Band

Kaneohe, Hawaii

Particulars: With musicians from faculties statewide, the band has rehearsals on every of the islands however are unable to rehearse as a full ensemble till arriving in California for the Rose Parade.

Members: 400

Notable appearances: Third Rose Parade

Social media: n/a

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Pacific Crest Drum & Bugle Corps

Diamond Bar

Particulars: What began in 1993 with 33 college students has grown right into a band with a efficiency season together with a 60-day U.S. tour. With 2018 marking its 25th anniversary, the band will put an exclamation level on the yr with the Rose Parade.

Members: 150

Notable appearances: First Rose Parade

Social media: Pacific Crest Drum Bugle Corps on Fb, @pacificcrest on Instagram, @PCDrumCorps on Twitter

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Pickerington Marching Band

Pickerington, Ohio

Particulars: Musicians from two Pickerington excessive faculties type this unit, which can march in reminiscence of their former director, Michael D. Sewell, who died in April 2017.Band alumni embrace actressLindsay Hollister, jazz trombonist Sarah Morrow and Lea Mack, who was 1994’s Miss Ohio and a Miss America finalist.

Members: 344

Notable appearances: 4 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parades, 5 Rose Parades, a number of Fiesta Bowl Parades and the 2018 London New Yr’s Day Parade

Social media: n/a

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Royal Swedish Cadet Band

Karlskrona, Sweden

Particulars: This symphonic wind band — which performs at the altering of the guard ceremony at Stockholm’s Royal Metropolis Palace — was created in 2002 as a nonprofit in cooperation with the Swedish Armed Forces Music Centre and the Royal Swedish Navy Band.

Members: 80

Notable appearances: 2012 Rose Parade

Social media: n/a

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Salvation Military Event of Roses Band

Lengthy Seashore

Particulars: The band is celebrating its 100th look in the Rose Parade. The variety of musicians might be greater than double from 2018 and embrace members from each continent — “Except Antarctica, but we’re working on that for next year,” quips Robert Brennan, band spokesman.

Members: 440

Notable appearances: 100 consecutive Rose Parades

Social media: n/a

Web site:

Event of Roses Honor Band & Herald Trumpets


Particulars: The Honor Band is com-prised of Pasadena Metropolis School Lancer Marching Band members and choose native highschool college students. The Herald Trumpets isan elite group of 9 trumpetersand one snare drummer.

Members: 230

Notable appearances: PCC’s Honor Band has marched in each Rose Parade since 1930, making 2019 its 90th straight look.

Social media: n/a

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United States Marine Corps West Coast Composite Band (Courtesy Event of Roses)

United States Marine Corps West Coast Composite Band

San Diego

Particulars: Comprised of musiciansfrom three Marine Corps bands (1st Marine Division Band, third Marine Plane Wing Band and Marine Band San Diego), the West Coast Composite Band has been a Rose Parade custom since 1950.

Members: 91

Notable appearances: 68 Rose Parades

Social media: Particular person bands on Fb, Instagram

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