Saluting America’s Band Directors (SABD) has been informed by the Tournament of Roses that the 2021 Rose Parade has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. This decision deeply disappoints us, but we also have some very good news: We were informed that our SABD entry can roll over to the 2022 Rose Parade—and we fully intend to participate. So while the parade may be canceled, our Saluting America's Band Directors event is only postponed for a year! We hope you will remain with us if you've already been accepted or apply now for 2022!
The Saluting America’s Band Directors project is a historic, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for you to march in the 2022 Rose Parade in Pasadena, California! The Tournament of Roses has approved our entry of a spectacular animated float which will lead an unprecedented marching band of band directors from across the country as we recognize and salute the exceptional instruction, character development and inspiration provided by music educators everywhere.
Please note: Once you apply to play and march—and are accepted—you will be directed to our tour operator's registration site, NOW OPEN at https://www.gogmt.com/rose-parade_california2021/#how-to-register-and-pay
Our marchers will be led by a spectacular Salute to America's Band Directors float.
The late Michael D. Sewell leading the Pickerington (Ohio) Marching Band in the 2010 Rose Parade.
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