Above: A float from a previous Rose Parade. A rendering of our 2022 float will be posted here as soon as it's completed.
We are very pleased that our Saluting America's Band Directors project has generated interest from coast to coast and we are getting close to fielding our Marching Band of Band Directors! Our entry in the 2022 Rose Parade is a historic first: a beautiful float accompanied by a marching band. The building and operation of the float is being done by a world-renowned Pasadena company. The cost of the float comes only partially from the trip fees of the marchers. The balance comes from donations from individuals and companies. We could use your help to fund our float. Any amount will be appreciated and it's a tax deductible donation to our 501(c)(3) Michael D. Sewell Memorial Foundation.
Our project is inspired by the late Pickerington, Ohio music educator Michael D. Sewell and will salute all band directors who, as our project graphic says, not only teach music, but teach life. Mike was a music educator in Ohio for more than 38 years and took his Pickerington Tigers Marching Band to the Rose Parade four times in his career. Mike represents every music educator who has left a thumbprint on their students' lives. Please say thank you to band directors everywhere and bring attention to the importance of music in our lives and to salute all band directors on January 1, 2022 in the 2022 Rose Parade.
Another way you can help us is to help recruit a band director to march. Help us spread the word about this effort to create an unprecedented Marching Band of Band Directors. Just share our website, banddirectorsalute.org with any band directors you know. It's truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! Thanks for helping!
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