Rose Blossoms

With New Year’s Day falling on Sunday this year, the Tournament of Roses Parade and Bowl Game took place on Jan. 2. This year’s parade theme, “Echoes of Success,” celebrates the people, organizations, and industries that help others achieve success. Hope you enjoy Halftime Magazine’s 10th annual photo spread that showcases the accomplishments of marching bands around the world.

Participating Bands

Congratulations to the following bands that participated in the 2017 Tournament of Roses.
Arcadia (California) HS
Bands of America Honor Band (representing all 50 states)
Broken Arrow (Oklahoma) HS
Escuela Secundaria Tecnica Industrial No. 3 from Veracruz, Mexico
Foothill HS from Henderson, Nevada
• Gifusho Green Band from Gifu, Japan
Grove City (Ohio) HS
• Lawrence Township combined high school band from Indianapolis, Indiana
Los Angeles Unified School District All District High School Honor Band
Martin Luther King Jr. HS from Lithonia, Georgia
Niceville (Florida) HS
Ooltewah (Tennessee) HS
Pasadena (California) City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band and Herald Trumpets
Pennsylvania State University from University Park, Pennsylvania
Pulaski (Wisconsin) HS
• The Salvation Army Tournament of Roses Band from Los Angeles, CA
Santa Clara (California) Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps
University of Southern California from Los Angeles
U.S. Air Force Total Force Band from Travis Air Force Base, California
• U.S. Marine Corps West Coast Composite Band
Westlake HS from Austin, Texas

During halftime of this year’s Rose Bowl Game, the University of Southern California (USC) Trojan Marching Band saluted “Ladies of Pop” while the Penn State Blue Band performed a “Tribute to Carnegie Hall” featuring a range of musical genres including pop, jazz, and classical. In dramatic, last-minute action, the USC football team defeated Penn State 52 to 49.

Ooltewah (Tennessee) High School:

Bands of America Honor Band:

Grove City (Ohio) High School:

Penn State Blue Band:

USC Trojan Marching Band:

Escuela Secundaria Tecnica Industrial No. 3:

Niceville (Florida) High School:

Photo of American Heart Association Float as well as Bandfest and Parade photos courtesy of Ken Martinson/
Photo of Penn State Blue Band courtesy of Annemarie Mountz.
Photo of USC Trojan Marching Band courtesy of Brett Padelford.

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