PASADENA, Calif. (March 4, 2024) – Happy National Marching Band Day! The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Association is thrilled to announce the 20 exceptional bands that will showcase their talents in the upcoming 136th Rose Parade® presented by Honda on January 1, 2025. With band visits by Tournament of Roses President Ed Morales already underway, bands have begun their fundraising efforts to prepare for this monumental event, centered around the theme, “Best Day Ever!”

Morales delivered the exciting news to each band personally, eliciting emotions ranging from pure elation to heartfelt sentimentality and everything in between! Morales’ unwavering commitment to building personal relationships with these talented musicians is palpable, as he eagerly anticipates the opportunity to cheer on each band member along their exciting journey to the highly anticipated Rose Parade.

Hailing from diverse corners of the world, including Denmark, Japan, Mexico and Panama, the bands will travel to Pasadena to participate in this iconic Parade, creating unforgettable memories as they march down Orange Grove and Colorado boulevards. In addition to some of the Parade’s long-standing participants, the 2025 Rose Parade will welcome new bands that are sure to leave their mark on Parade history. It’s no wonder community support for these talented performers is at an all-time high!

For details about the bands, we invite you to visit here!

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 111th Rose Bowl Game® presented by Prudential are determined in December.

The 2025 Rose Parade bands are listed below, alphabetically.

605 All Star Band

Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Lakewood, Norwalk, CA

All Star Marching Band Mexico

Puebla, Mexico

Banda de Música Herberto López Colegio José Daniel Crespo

Chitré, Herrera, Panama

Fresno State Bulldog Marching Band

Fresno, CA

Helsingør Pigegarde (Elsinore Girls Marching Band)

Hornbaek, Denmark

Homestead High School Mighty Mustang Marching Band and Color Guard

Cupertino, CA

Kyoto Tachibana High School Green Band

Kyoto, Japan

LAUSD All District High School Honor Band

Los Angeles, CA

Pasadena City College Herald Trumpets

Pasadena, CA

Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band

Pasadena, CA

Pebble Hills High School Spartan Marching Band

El Paso, TX

Rancho Verde Crimson Regiment

Moreno Valley, CA

Salesians of Don Bosco Southern California High School Band

Rosemead, Bellflower, Boyle Heights/Los Angeles, CA

Seminole High School Warhawk Marching Band

Seminole, FL

The Jackson State University “Sonic Boom of the South”

Jackson, MS

The Lincoln-Way Marching Band

Frankfort, IL

The New England Honors Marching Band


The Salvation Army Tournament of Roses Band

Carson, CA

The University of Wyoming “Western Thunder” Marching Band

Laramie, WY

United States Marine Corps West Coast Composite Band

San Diego and Camp Pendleton, CA