Here's what your trip will include:

• Three or four nights’ lodging at a Los Angeles-area hotel

• Welcome reception in the hotel December 29th

• Daily breakfast in the hotel

• Ground transportation to events

• New Year’s Eve dinner in the hotel

• Ticket to Bandfest

• Tour of a float-building factory

• Music arrangement and direction for the parade 

• Official Rose Parade program

• Post-parade lunch

• Commemorative parade blazer (to be worn with your black pants and black shoes)

• A portion of the marchers' trip fee goes toward the construction and operation of the float


The non-marching companion package will include:

• Three or four nights’ lodging at a Los Angeles-area hotel

• Welcome reception in the hotel December 29th

• Daily breakfast in the hotel

• New Year’s Eve dinner in the hotel December 31st

• Ticket to Bandfest

• Tour of a float-building factory

• Rose Parade grandstand seat including round-trip hotel/parade transportation

• Ground transportation to events

• Official Rose Parade program

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TENTATIVE TRIP ITINERARY


Important note: This itinerary is tentative and subject to change at any time. Please check back to this page for up-to-date information.


DAY ONE/TUESDAY 12/29/20

• Welcome to Los Angeles

• Transfers by motor coach provided from LAX to the hotel 

12 pm 6 pm (every hour one motor coach will transfer to  the hotel)

• Private group check-in at the hotel

•  Welcome reception in the hotel including two drinks and  appetizers (dinner on your own)

• Planned rehearsal in the hotel ballroom


DAY TWO/WEDNESDAY 12/30/20

• Buffet breakfast in hotel provided

• Transfer to a local stadium for marching practice*

• Continue to Pasadena City College for Bandfest*

• In-N-Out Burger lunch provided by the Tournament

of Roses (marchers only)

• Stand-still performance during Bandfest*

• Drive the parade route

• Return to the hotel or possible performance opportunity  (12/30 or 12/31)*

• Mandatory float judging with band in uniform 

(12/30 or 12/31)*

• Dinner on your own


DAY THREE/THURSDAY 12/31/20

• Buffet breakfast in hotel provided

• Visit and tour the float construction barn*

• Return to the hotel around noon

• Lunch on your own

• Afternoon at leisure or possible rehearsal*

• Possible charitable event (e.g. #bandcares)*

• Special New Year’s Eve dinner with guest speaker and recognition sponsored by Grueninger Music Tours. Celebration in the hotel at 9 pm (midnight in Times Square). Early to bed!


DAY FOUR/FRIDAY 1/1/21

• Buffet breakfast or boxed breakfast from hotel provided

132nd Rose Parade (very early bus departure)

• In-N-Out Burger lunch provided by the Tournament of Roses (marchers only)

• Return to hotel, relax and watch the parade re-play on TV

• Optional activities to be offered*

• Dinner on your own


DAY FIVE/SATURDAY 01/2/21

• Buffet breakfast provided in the hotel prior to checking out

• Transfer by motor coach from hotel to LAX between 4 am  and10 am (every hour one motor coach will transfer to LAX)

• Arrive home with great memories from California


*These activities are still in the planning stages and not yet confirmed. Any day could have performance opportunities requiring scheduling flexiblility.


Download a PDF of the Tentative Trip Itinerary below:


Our tour operator

We have selected Indianapolis-based Grueninger Music Tours as our partner to provide you with the finest possible travel experience going to the Rose Parade.


Since its founding in 1954, GMT has specialized in performance travel, taking thousands of bands, choirs, orchestras, and other performance groups to parades, music festivals, concerts, and performances all over the world. 256 bands have traveled with Grueninger Music Tours in the last 24 months.


About GMT:

• Over 60 years in performance travel

• Fully bonded and insured

• Individual programs custom-designed for each music group

• All GMT staff have hands-on band and choir program experience

• GMT is the top producer for the Tournament of Roses, providing services for 60 bands since 2000

• 24-hour/7-day support

• 24-hour toll-free emergency number during the tour


Grueninger Music Tours

A division of the Grueninger Travel Group

https://gogmt.com

Indianapolis, IN 

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