Pinedale High students to march in 2016 Rose Bowl parade Jan. 1
Original post December 27, 2015 | Updated January 1, 2016
On New Years Day, Friday, January 1st, tune in to watch the Wyoming All-State Marching Band march in the 2016 Rose Bowl Parade. There will be some Pinedale High School students in the band. The parade starts at 8:00AM Mountain Time and the band will be on television at around 9:15AM. The parade will air on HGTV without interruption or stream it live on www.ktla.com.
The first marching band to appear in the Rose Parade was the Monrovia Town Band in 1891, with fewer than 20 members. Today, it's not uncommon to see marching bands with 300 or more members in the parade. Well over 50 musical groups compete for as few as 12 openings every year.
Bands are selected approximately 15 months in advance to give the groups time to raise the money needed for the trip to Pasadena, California. There were 18 marching bands selected to participate in the 127th Rose Parade. They hail from across the United States as well as from Guatemala, Japan and Mexico. The theme for the 2016 parade was "Find Your Adventure."
2016 Marching Bands
Albany State University Marching Rams, Albany, Ga.
Allen High School The Allen Eagle Escadrille, Allen, Texas
Centro Escolar Josι Maria Morelos y Pavσn Aguilas Doradas Marching Band, Puebla, Mexico
Franklin Regional High School Panther Band, Murrysville, Pa.
Instituto Pedro Molina Latin Band Pedro Molina, Guatemala
Jenks High School Trojan Pride, Jenks, Okla.
Los Angeles Unified School District, All District High School Honor Band, Los Angeles
Mira Mesa High School Sapphire Sound, San Diego, Calif.
Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band & Herald Trumpets, Pasadena, Calif.
Plymouth-Canton Educational Park Plymouth-Canton Educational Park, Canton, Mich.
Punahou School Punahou Marching Band, Honolulu, Hawaii
Saratoga High School Saratoga High School Marching Band and Color Guard, Saratoga, Calif.
The Salvation Army Tournament of Roses Band, Los Angeles
Toho High School Toho High School Green Band, Japan
United States Marine Corps West Coast Composite Band, San Diego, Calif.
Virginia Military Institute VMI Regimental Band, Lexington, Va.
William Mason High School Mason High School Marching Band, Mason, Ohio
Wyoming All-State Marching Band, Cheyenne, Wyoming
These bands will be joined by those from the two universities competing in the Rose Bowl Game, for a total of 20 marching bands in the 2016 Rose Bowl Parade.