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Tournament of Roses Parade
Tournament of Roses Parade Event

Tournament of Roses - Lassiter Marching Trojan Band Rose Parade ParticipantCongratulations are in order to the Lassiter HS Marching Trojan Band on their invitation to march in the 124th Annual Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade (TofR), January 1, 2013. The invitation to participate in the Rose Parade is one of the most prestigious ones a marching band can receive.

This appearance will mark the Trojan Band’s fourth appearance in “The Granddaddy of Them All,” with previous appearances in 1988, 2001, and 2005. This 25-year span of Rose Parade participation demonstrates the breadth and consistency of our marching band program and tradition. We expect to march, yet again, a band of at least 250 members. The New Year’s Day parade will be broadcast in 217 countries (including China), in over 20 languages to well over 65 million people worldwide.

The Trojan Band was selected as one of 22 bands from throughout the world from over 475 band applications. The Tournament of Roses Association, which also owns the famous Rose Bowl Stadium and Rose Bowl football game, organizes this once-in-a-lifetime event. The association has 935 volunteers who work for over a year to present the following year’s 5½ mile parade. Previous Grand Marshals include: Gregory Peck, Walt Disney, Mickey Mouse, Tom Brokaw, Composer John Williams, Bob Hope, Bill Cosby, George Lucas, and former Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Herbert Hoover, and Dwight D. Eisenhower.

For more details about our trip and the Rose parade, please read the complete letter located for you at the side of this page, and check back here soon for more information on this amazing event.