A float, a marching band and history at the Rose Parade!

In a historic first, the Tournament of Roses has accepted our application for a unique combination of a float accompanied by an integrated "marching band of band directors." 


The spectacular and colorful animated float, paid for by a portion of every marcher's fees, will lead our historic band in the legendary Rose Parade. The float will be designed and built by an award-winning float-building company.


The band will be composed of up to 300 band directors from across the country and will pay tribute to the exceptional instruction, character development and inspiration provided by music educators everywhere. Our goal is to have marchers representing all 50 states.

The preliminary itinerary for the 2021 Rose Parade includes:

December 29: Arrive in Los Angeles (airfare not included)

December 30: Attend Bandfest; rehearse music and marching. Optional seminar at hotel.

December 31: Tour of float factory where our float is being built. Optional seminar at hotel. Catered dinner with your colleagues at hotel.

January 1: March in the Rose Parade

January 2: Return home (airfare not included)


See What's included for a complete tentative itinerary