Photos from the 120th Rose Parade

“Hats Off” to all 21 groups that performed in the 120th Tournament of Roses Parade on Jan. 1, 2009. With this year’s theme as “Hats Off to Entertainment,” a larger number of bands came from California. But bands also traveled from as far as Hawaii, Mexico and even England to pay tribute to Hollywood film and music. Here are some photos of the memorable “entertaining” event.

Aguilas Doradas Marching Band Alhambra Unified Band Blue Springs Marching Band

Aguilas Doradas Marching Band
from Puebla, Mexico

Alhambra (Calif.) Unified School District Band

Blue Springs (Mo.) High School Golden Regiment Marching Band

Broken Arrow Marching Band Ballou Marching Band Golden Valley Marching Band

Broken Arrow (Okla.) High School Marching Band

Frank W. Ballou Majestic Marching Knights from Washington, D.C.

Golden Valley High School Cardinal Regime from Merced, Calif.

Hawaii All-State Marching Band Homewood Patriot Marching Band Honor Band of America

Hawaii All-State Marching Band

Homewood (Ala.) Patriot Band

Honor Band of America representing about 200 high school nationwide

Liberty Marching Band LA Unified Honor Band McQueen Marching Band

Liberty High School Grenadier Band from Bethlehem, Pa.

Los Angeles Unified School District All District High School Honor Band

McQueen High School Band from Reno, Nev.

Pasadena City College Honor Band Penn State Blue Band Prairie View Marching Band

Pasadena City College Honor Band and Herald Trumpets from Pasadena, Calif.

Penn State University Blue Band
from University Park, Pa.

Prairie View (Texas) A&M University Marching Storm Band

Riverside Community College Marching Tigers Royal British Legion Youth Band Salvation Army Tournament of Roses Band

Riverside Community College Marching Tiger Band from Riverside, Calif.

The Royal British Legion Youth Band Brentwood from Essex, England

The Salvation Army Tournament of Roses Band from Los Angeles.

ScienceHill University of Southern California Trojan Marching Band U.S. Marine Corps West Coast Composite Band

Science Hill High School Topper Band from Johnson City, Tenn.

University of Southern California “Spirit of Troy” Trojan Marching Band from Los Angeles

U.S. Marine Corps West Coast Composite Band

About the author

Christine Ngeo Katzman

Christine Ngeo Katzman has played the flute since the age of 8. She marched in the Northwestern University Marching Band, including the 1996 Rose Bowl and 1997 Citrus Bowl. She graduated cum laude from Northwestern with a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1997. Since then, she has worked in the publishing industry as a writer and editor and helped launch Play Music, a magazine for recreational musicians, sponsored by American Music Group (now Music and Arts Center). In the summer of 2006, Christine worked at Yamaha where she interacted with staff and students in various marching bands and drum corps. Christine earned her MBA with honors from the University of Southern California in May 2007.

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