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.
After reviewing the information on this website, applying and being accepted, please visit the Grueninger Music Tours (GMT) website to register and make plans for the tour. It will be your new home for tour-related information that you should check frequently over the coming months. Also, please make sure you pay your deposit before registering on the GMT website.
Congratulations, marchers, we did it!
All 50 states are now represented in the Band Directors Marching Band! We also have directors from Mexico and hope to have Canada represented as well. (To see a map indicating marchers by city, click here.)
A variety of Saluting America's Band Directors themed merchandise (with more to come!) is now available.
The late Michael D. Sewell, far left, leads the Pickerington (Ohio) Marching Band in the 2010 Rose Parade. The Michael D. Sewell Memorial Foundation is the sponsor of this Saluting America's Band Directors Rose Parade event.
The acclaimed music educator, composer, author, clinician and consultant has a personal message for all band directors.
The creator of the "Funky Winkerbean" comic strip with Harry L. Dinkle, (the World's Greatest Band Director) shares some thoughts about band directors.
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