PASADENA, Calif. (March 4, 2020) – The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® has selected 21 of the marching bands that will participate in the 132nd Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed “Dream. Believe. Achieve.” The announcement of the 2021 Marching Bands comes as we celebrate National Marching Band Day.
The bands will travel to Pasadena from across the United States and around the world, including Italy, Japan, Panama, Sweden and Taiwan.
Thousands of performers will enjoy the experience of a lifetime when they march down Colorado Blvd. on January 1, 2021, each with their own unique story.
The bands selected are listed below, alphabetically.
Arcadia Apache Marching Band and Color Guard
Banda de Musica La Primavera
Santiago, Veraguas, Panama
Bands of America Honor Band
The Pride of Broken Arrow
Broken Arrow, OK
Downingtown Blue and Gold Marching Band
Georgia State University Panther Band
Gibson County Tennessee Mass Band
Hebron Marching Band
Homewood Patriot Band
Los Angeles Unified School District – All District High School
Los Angeles, CA
Mira Mesa High School “Sapphire Sound” Marching Band
and Color Guard
San Diego, CA
O’Fallon Township High School Marching Panthers
Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band and Herald Trumpets
Royal Swedish Cadet Band
The Salvation Army Tournament of Roses Band
Los Angeles, CA
St. Ursula Eichi Sendai Honor Band
Sendai, Miyagi, Japan
Marching Band, Honor Guards and Color Guards of
Taipei First Girls High School
Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
Tennessee State University Aristocrat of Bands
Triuggio Marching Band
Triuggio, Monza and Brianza, Italy
United States Marine Corps West Coast Composite Band
MCRD, San Diego and
Camp Pendleton, CA
Waukee Warrior Regiment
Bands are selected by volunteer members of the Tournament of Roses based on a variety of criteria including musicianship, marching ability and entertainment or special interest value. In addition to marching in the five-and-a-half-mile Rose Parade on New Year’s Day, bands also perform in one of three Bandfest events scheduled for December 29 and 30, 2020 at Pasadena City College. Two bands will be added to the line-up when the universities participating in the College Football Semifinal at the 107th Rose Bowl Game® are determined in December.
Bands who would like to participate in the 2022 Rose Parade are encouraged to apply through an online application, available now on the Tournament of Roses website; https://tournamentofroses.com/events/apply/