Among the 20 bands that march in the Rose Parade, there are four that are invited every year, plus two slots for competition winners and two for the teams that play in the Rose Bowl Game, which were profiled earlier in this column. The list attached to this article presents the other six bands that performed in the 2014 Tournament of Roses Parade on Jan. 1.
The perennials are United States Marine Corps West Coast Composite Band, The Salvation Army Tournament of Roses Band, Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band, and Los Angeles Unified School District All District High School Honor Band. The winner of the 2012 Bands of America competition was Rosemount High School Marching Band, Rosemount, Minn. and the winner of the 2012 Los Angeles County Fair competition was Glendora Tartan Band and Pageantry, Glendora, Calif.
(The Pasadena City College Herald Trumpets, which provide the necessary pomp for the Royal Court float, were profiled along with the Queen and Court float.)
The remaining 12 bands in the 2014 Rose Parade will be profiled in three upcoming articles. Band aficionados can check out Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4 in this column. Subscribe to Tournament of Roses Examiner by clicking the "Subscribe" link to be notified as the articles are posted.
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