Marking National Marching Band Day, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association on Friday announced the 21 bands that will march into the new year on January 2, 2023, in the 134th Rose Parade.
Bands have already kicked off their fundraising activities, band visits by Tournament of Roses President Amy Wainscott have started and the Tournament said the bands are enjoying all-time high levels of community support for their trips to the Parade, themed “Turning the Corner.”
The bands will travel to Pasadena from across the United States and around the world, including China, Italy, Japan, Mexico and Panama. Thousands of performers will enjoy the experience of a lifetime when they march down Orange Grove and Colorado Blvd.
The 2023 Rose Parade will feature six new bands ready to become part of Rose Parade history, as well as several bands that have been Parade mainstays for decades.
Bands are selected by the Association’s volunteer members based on a variety of criteria including, musicianship, marching ability and entertainment or special interest value.
Two bands will be added to the lineup when the universities participating in the 109th Rose Bowl Game are determined in December.
The 2023 Rose Parade bands are listed below, alphabetically.
|All Gifu Honor Green Band||Gifu, Japan|
|Banda de Música La Primavera||Santiago, Veraguas, Panamá|
|Brookwood Bronco Marching Band||Snellville, Ga.|
|Buhos Marching Band||Veracruz, Mexico|
|Foothills Falcon Band||Tucson, Ariz.|
|Fresno State Bulldog Marching Band||Fresno, Calif.|
|LAUSD All District High School Honor Band||Los Angeles, Calif.|
|Pasadena City College Herald Trumpets||Pasadena, Calif.|
|Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band||Pasadena, Calif.|
|The Pella Marching Dutch||Pella, Iowa|
|Rockford High School Marching Band||Rockford, Mich.|
|Rose Bowl Game Participating Team||Pac-12 University|
|Rose Bowl Game Participating Team||Big Ten University|
|Rosemount High School Marching Band||Rosemount, Minn.|
|The Salvation Army Tournament of Roses Band||Long Beach, Calif.|
|Spartan “Legion” Marching Band||Norfolk, Virginia|
|Taipei First Girls High School Marching Band, Honor Guard and Color Guard||Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China|
|Triuggio Marching Band||Triuggio, Monza and Brianza, Italy|
|United States Marine Corps West Coast Composite Band||Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego and Camp Pendleton, Calif.|
|Vista Ridge High School Ranger Marching Band||Cedar Park, Texas|
|Wisconsin Northwoods Marching Band||Minocqua, Wis.|
Bands that would like to participate in the 2024 Rose Parade are encouraged to apply through an online application, available now on the Tournament of Roses website: https://tournamentofroses.com/events/apply/.