Glendora High School’s Tartan Band and Pageantry will be one of two Los Angeles county high school bands performing the 5 ½ mile course at the 2014 Tournament of Roses parade in Pasadena on New Year’s Day.
Glendora High secured its spot in the Rose Parade after winning the Los Angeles County Fair’s 10th annual High School Marching Band Parade Competition Sept. 28. The other Los Angeles-area high school band to perform is the Los Angeles Unified School District All District High School Honor Band.
The 18 bands announced by the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Associations includes bands hailing from Panama, Texas, Alaska, Alabama, Hawaii, Japan, New Orleans, Virginia, Minnesota, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Indiana. Two other bands – the bands from the universities to play in 2014 Rose Bowl – have yet to be determined.
Bands are selected based on a variety of criteria including “musicianship, marching ability and entertainment or special interest value.”
Bands must raise all necessary funds for travel and accommodations.
Selected bands also perform in one of three Bandfest events scheduled for Dec. 29 and 30, 2013, at Pasadena City College.
The Tournament of Roses Association is currently accepting band applications for the 2015 Rose Parade.
Visit http://apply.tournamentofroses.com for more information.
The 18 bands included in the 2014 Tournament of Roses Parade are:
Banda de Música Herberto López Colegio José Daniel Crespo, Herrera, Panama
Carmel High School “Marching Greyhounds,” Carmel, Ind.
Claudia Taylor “Lady Bird” Johnson High School Marching Band, San Antonio, Texas
Colony High School Knights Marching Band “THEE Northern Sound,” Palmer, Alaska Dobyns-Bennett High School Marching Indian Band, Kingsport, Tenn.
Glendora Tartan Band and Pageantry, Glendora, Calif.
Hawaii All State Marching Band "Na Koa Ali'i," Kaneohe, Hawaii
Homewood Patriot Band, Homewood, Ala.
Liberty High School Grenadier Band, Bethlehem, Pa.
Los Angeles Unified School District All District High School Honor Band, Los Angeles McQueen High School “Lancer Band,” Reno, Nev.
Nagoya Minami High School Green Band, Nagoya, Japan
Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band & Herald Trumpets, Pasadena, Calif.
Rosemount High School Marching Band, Rosemount, Minn.
St. Augustine High School Marching “100,” New Orleans, La.
The Salvation Army Tournament of Roses Band, Los Angeles
United States Marine Corps West Coast Composite Band
Westfield High School Marching Bulldogs, Chantilly, Va.