ARCADIA APACHE MARCHING BAND AND COLOR GUARD
The Arcadia High School Apache Marching Band and Color Guard have been a consistently award-winning band in Southern California for more than 50 years. The band represents Arcadia in traditional red uniforms adorned with a large letter "A” and are very active performing at school activities and community events. The Arcadia Apache Marching Band and Color Guard have performed in the Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade, two Presidential Inaugural Parades and numerous NCAA football Bowl games. Mixing exciting music with a large band sound, the band’s precise marching and award-winning color guard are stunning.
Directors: Kevin Sherrill & Seth Murphy
BANDS OF AMERICA HONOR BAND
The Bands of America Honor Band brings the best of the best from around the country to showcase their musical, marching talents. Its 300 members represent schools from all 50 states to collaborate with an All-Star faculty of instructors from some of the finest high school band programs in America. This national honor band gives every high school band student in the country the opportunity to audition for a performance spot in this unforgettable event.
Unites States of America
Director: Richard Saucedo
DOWNINGTOWN HIGH SCHOOL BLUE & GOLD MARCHING BAND
Downingtown, Pennsylvania’s two high schools are Downingtown East and Downingtown West. When their two marching bands come together as the combined Downingtown Blue and Gold Parade band, however, they are united as one. Together, each band celebrates district-wide unity when meeting for parade performances. They evoke joy in the community leaving out the school rivalry. The 2022 Tournament of Roses Parade marks the 21st anniversary of the two schools. What better way to commemorate the occasion than celebrating what they love best: unifying their community while creating beautiful music!
Director: Ed Otto
GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY PANTHER BAND The Panther Band is an integral part of campus life at Georgia State
University. Of course, you can see them perform at Georgia State football games, but the band recently called “the Sounds of Downtown” is a prolific presence at university and community events, as well as marching band exhibitions. Performing precision, corps-style drills, choreography, and music of all genres, the Panther Band entertains audiences from all walks of life. In addition to their community engagement, they have also performed in the Super Bowl with Maroon 5 and in the film “Love, Simon” with Jennifer Garner.
Director: Chester B. Phillips
GIBSON COUNTY TN MASS BAND
The Mass Band of Gibson County assembles only once every four years. Comprised of the five outstanding, rural high schools in Gibson County, Tennessee, each quadrennial program is eagerly anticipated by the student and staff musicians, who then go on to awe the more then ten thousand spectators at the annual West Tennessee Strawberry Festival. The competitive program of the Gibson County Tennessee Mass Band brings together students who form a bond in the spectacular performances like this one that then ties them together for life.
Director: Jeremy Tate
HEBRON MARCHING BAND
The Hebron Marching Band consists of 300+ highly committed and diverse students within the Lewisville, Texas Independent School District. Representing 27 different languages throughout the high school, a fifth of whom are economically disadvantaged, the Hebron Marching Band students are some of the highest achieving academic students each year. In fact, the 2021 Class Valedictorian was a Hebron Band member. Led by five drum majors and seven-band officers, the band competes at the highest levels and is praised for its musically challenging, physically demanding marching shows. The band's students believe that teamwork and trust are core, essential values to their success.
Director: Andy Sealy
HOMEWOOD PATRIOT BAND
The Homewood Patriot Band was founded in 1972. Known as the All-American band, the unit wears red, white, and blue Patriot uniforms with a tricornered hat. Proud of their diverse band population, the band has over 56 different languages spoken in their Homewood city schools. The Homewood Patriot band is the largest high school band in the State of Alabama. They are very involved with the Homewood Community. The band also started at special needs drum ensemble at both the middle school and high school. They perform throughout the year at special state and community events.
Director: Chris Cooper
LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT ALL DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL HONOR BAND
The LAUSD All-District Honor Band has been a participant in the Rose
Parade since 1973. The band was designed to give students, in the Second-largest school district, the opportunity to march in the Rose Parade on New Years Day. Since then, the band has performed for various events across the greater Los Angeles area which has included professional sporting events such as NFL Super Bowls, Major League Baseball World Series and with artists such as Etta James, Lou Rawls, Ringo Starr and Jon Batiste. Designed to create excitement every New Year's Morning, the LAUSD All-District Honor Band is comprised of brass and percussion musicians along with Drum Majors, Shield Carriers and Tall Flags. The power of the band comes from mix of vibrant students who dedicate their time and energy to create one of the most exciting, energetic groups in the Rose Parade.
Los Angeles, California
Director: Anthony L. White
The O’Fallon Township High School Band Program has a long tradition of musical excellence dating back over 70 years. Almost half of the
students in the band program are from military families that come and go (sometimes with deployed parents). Band is where they can connect and find their new home. Due to their dedication to musical excellence, the Music Department was awarded the Illinois High School Association Class AA—3rd place overall trophy for 2013 and 2014, top band awards in class AA for the following years (first place 2019) and most recently the National Band Association Blue Ribbon of Excellence Award.
Director: Melissa Gustafson-Hinds
MIRA MESA HIGH SCHOOL "SAPPHIRE SOUND"
MARCHING BAND AND COLOR GUARD
Mira Mesa High School is located in the heart of San Diego County and is the second-largest urban school district in California. The high school is celebrating its 46th year of educating neighborhood students who represent a culturally diverse school population of just over 2300. The Sapphire Sound Marching Band and Color Guard is made up of grades 9 through 12 and the students live within the community of Mira Mesa. In the Band there are 14 different languages spoken. Everyone is celebrated in the program along with their backgrounds. Some of their favorite events involve food representing each culture. They have an annual "Making the Cut" BBQ contest that brings BBQ to a whole new level with Southern, Korean, Filipino and many more styles.
San Diego, California
Director: Jeanne Christensen
PASADENA CITY COLLEGE TOURNAMENT OF ROSES HERALD TRUMPETS
For the 40th consecutive year, the Pasadena City College Herald Trumpets announce the Rose Queen and her Royal Court. This elite unit is comprised of nine trumpeters and one snare drummer who were selected from current PCC trumpeters and over 70 Southern California auditioned high school musicians. 2022 marks Kevin Brown’s 39th year directing the herald trumpets. He also composes and arranges all of the unit's custom fanfares. In addition to their appearance in the Rose Parade, the group also participates in other Tournament of Roses events throughout the year such as the Royal Court Announcement.
Director: Kevin Brown
PASADENA CITY COLLEGE TOURNAMENT OF ROSES HONOR BAND
The Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band has marched in every Rose Parade since 1930. 2022 marks the band’s 93rd consecutive appearance. The band is comprised of current PCC Lancer Marching Band members and select auditioned high school students from throughout Southern California. Over 400 high school music students auditioned for the 185 spots in the band. Promoting Dream Believe Achieve, the honor band will perform their signature theme song “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” along with a salute to the 60th anniversary of Sesame Street by performing a medley of the "Sesame St. Theme," "Bein' Green," and "Sing!" The honor band will also perform Sousa's "The Gallant Seventh" (march) and a stirring arrangement of "God Bless America." In red military style jackets with the Tournament of Roses logo on the left chest, white pants with white shoes and red shako with white plumes, viewers can expect the honor band to incorporate singing and dancing along the way.
Director: Kyle Luck
THE BAND DIRECTORS MARCHING BAND
The Band Directors Marching Band is the first known Rose Parade marching band in which all 289 members are band directors. Band members range from recent music education graduates through retired veteran directors, representing all fifty states and Mexico. Collectively, the band members have mentored hundreds of thousands of students and have taught a total of 4,539 years. Among the group are seventy-six teachers of the year along with winners of other distinguished state and national awards. The band will follow The Michael D. Sewell Memorial Foundation float as they recognize and salute America’s band directors. Mike was a music teacher from Ohio and brought his band to the Rose Parade four times. The band will be performing an original arrangement by Ohio music composer Lisa Galvin of Meredith Wilson’s “76 Trombones”.
Director: Jon Waters
THE SALVATION ARMY
The 2022 Rose Parade will be the 102nd year The Salvation Army has marched down Colorado Blvd. The band is made up of Salvation Army musicians from across the USA, meeting for the first time during the week of the parade! The musicians arrive prepared, both physically and musically, and then work to become the cohesive unit you see on the five-and-a-half-mile route. The Salvation Army is well-known for its social work and meeting human needs, currently at work in over 130 countries. Dressed in navy blue tunics, pants and hats, the band members come together to share the Salvation Army’s mission through music.
Los Angeles, California
Director: Kevin Larsson
TSU ARISTOCRAT OF BANDS
The Tennessee State University band is widely known as the "Aristocrat of Bands", a title that was given to the band because of its high-quality musicianship and the dignified way they perform. The band was the first Historically Black College or University Band to appear on national television, first to march in a presidential inaugural parade and first to perform on the White House lawn. The band gives back by introducing music and musical instruments to 3- to 5-year-olds, putting on a Mardi Gras show for patients at the local Veteran’s Hospital and helped clean up debris following Hurricane Irma. They have the unique ability to perform music from multiple genres while entertaining the crowd.
Director: Reginald A. McDonald, Ed.D.
UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS WEST COAST COMPOSITE BAND
With more than 20 consecutive years of Rose Parade appearances, the United States Marine Corps West Coast Composite Band consists of Marine musicians from the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Band, the 1st Marine Division Band, and the Marine Band San Diego. Each band performs in over 300 engagements each year, including military ceremonies and parade appearances all around the country. Each of these Marine musicians serve as musical ambassadors across the nation and internationally. Of course, as United States Marines, they’re all combat trained and ready to defend our nation from enemies both foreign and domestic.
San Diego, California
Director: Chief Warrant Officer 2 Alex Panos
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE TOTAL FORCE BAND
The US Air Force Total Force band is comprised of 75 Airmen-Musicians from 14 bands stationed around the world. Most are full-time Active-Duty military musicians, and some are Citizen Airmen who serve their state and country one weekend a month. This year, they collectively celebrate the 75th birthday of the Air Force. Each of the Airmen represents one year that the Air Force has been in service in the defense of the United States of America. After completing a competitive, professional audition, each of these Airmen attends basic training before being assigned to their unit. Let’s help give a Happy 75th to the US Air Force! The four airplanes following the Total Force Band represent an organization titled “Mini Jet Air Force”. The Mini Jets are used throughout the year to share joy at events for children with disabilities or life-threatening illnesses. The all-volunteer “Mini-Jet Air Force” group is comprised of Active Duty, Reserve, and retired airmen as well as civilian personnel.
Travis Air Force Base, California
Director: Major Joseph S. Hansen
WAUKEE SCHOOLS COMBINED BAND
The Waukee Schools Combined Band is comprised of students from the Waukee Warrior Regiment from Waukee High School and the Northwest Royal Brigade from Northwest High School. The Waukee Warrior Regiment was invited to play in the 2021 parade that was canceled and asked back to play in the 2022 parade. In that time, they changed from a one high school band to a combined band with the Northwest Royal Brigade from Northwest High School. As a musical group, they give back to their community by sharing their music with others. Whether it is performing at the Waukee Triangle in the summer, or at the groundbreaking of a new community building, or in the homecoming parade, their music enriches the lives of those who live in their community.
Director: Chris Strohmaier