Marching Bands Bring ‘The Melody of Life’ to the Rose Parade

There will be 22 bands playing at the parade. – Photo by Terry Miller / Beacon Media News

Catch a sneak peak of the 2019 Rose Parade bands as they perform their award-winning field shows that led to their selection. Three shows over two days at Pasadena City College’s Robinson Stadium (1570 E. Colorado Blvd.) give everyone a chance to see these talented musicians, dancers and auxiliary performers in action before they complete their 5.5-mile march down Colorado Boulevard.

Bandfest 1 will take place on Dec. 29 at 1:30 and will include:

  • PCC Honor Band and Herald Trumpets.
  • Lassiter High School.
  • Salvation Army.
  • Pickerington Marching Band.
  • Banda Municipal – Costa Rica.
  • Hawaii All-State Marching Band.
  • Pacific Crest Drum & Bugle Corp.
  • LAUSD.
  • University of Washington.

Bandfest 2, for which tickets are already sold out, on Dec. 30 at 9:30 a.m. will include:

  • PCC Honor Band and Herald Trumpets.
  • Flower Mound High School.
  • Lincoln Way High School.
  • Cavalcade of Bands.
  • Mercer High School.
  • Bando Escolar – Puerto Rico.
  • Joint performance (Mercer/PR).
  • Florida A&M University.

Bandfest 3 on Dec. 30 at 2 p.m. will include:

  • PCC Honor Band and Herald Trumpets.
  • Calgary Stampede Show Band.
  • Munford High School.
  • Royal Swedish Cadet Band.
  • Alabama State University.
  • Kaiser High School.
  • All-Izumo Honor Green Band.

Tickets for Bandfest are $15 for adults and free for children 5 and under. They can be purchased through

Below is a complete list of the 22 marching bands that will participate in this year’s parade:

  • Alabama State University Mighty Marching Hornets (Montgomery, Ala.).
  • All-Izumo Honor Green Band (Izumo, Japan).
  • Banda Escolar de Guayanilla Puerto Rico (Guayanilla, Puerto Rico).
  • Banda Municipal de Acosta (Acosta, San José, Costa Rica).
  • Calgary Stampede Showband (Calgary, Alberta, Canada).
  • Cavalcade of Bands Honor Band (Mid-Atlantic Region).
  • Florida A&M University, The Incomparable Marching “100” (Tallahassee, Fla.).
  • Flower Mound High School Band (Flower Mound, Texas).
  • Lincoln-Way Marching Band (Frankfort, Ill.).
  • Mercer Island High School Marching Band (Mercer Island, Wash.).
  • Munford High School Band (Munford, Tenn.).
  • Na Koa Ali`I – Hawai`i All-State Marching Band (Kaneohe, Hawaii).
  • Pacific Crest Drum & Bugle Corps (Diamond Bar, Calif.).
  • Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band & Herald Trumpets (Pasadena, Calif.).
  • Pickerington Marching Band (Pickerington, Ohio).
  • Royal Swedish Cadet Band (Karlskrona, Sweden).
  • The Lassiter High School Marching Trojan Band (Marietta, Ga.).
  • The Salvation Army Tournament of Roses Band (Long Beach, Calif.).
  • United States Marine Corps West Coast Composite Band (San Diego, Calif.).
  • Ohio State University Marching Band (Columbus, Ohio).
  • Husky Marching Band (Seattle, Wash.).


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