Video Coverage from Southern California!
Watch all of the videos on the Bands of America Honor Band Tournament of Roses® Playlist!
Music for All’s Bands of America Honor Band was invited to perform in the 128th annual Tournament of Roses Parade, January 2, 2017 in Pasadena, California. The Bands of America Honor Band featured 250 outstanding high school student musicians and color guard performers, selected from band programs across the country by recorded audition.
The 2017 BOA Honor Band of America was directed by Mr. Bob Buckner, award-winning, nationally-recognized band director, drill and visual designer, clinician, and adjudicator.
This will mark the fourth time Music for All’s Bands of America Honor Band has performed in the Tournament of Roses Parade. The BOA Honor Band also performed in the Tournament of Roses Parade in 2013, 2005 and in 2009, when it was a part of the President’s Award-winning entry created with NAMM and Sesame Street Workshop. The band members, selected by audition, will meet for the first time in Southern California, December 28, 2016, to prepare for performances in the Tournament of Roses BandFest field show and Rose Parade®.
The Bands of America Honor Band will march next in the 2021 Rose Parade, on January 1, 2021. Application for student membership is expected to open in 2019. Invite the eligible students you know to take a look at this unforgettable opportunity!
Thank you to our partners for their support of the 2017 BOA Honor Band:
Yamaha Corporation of America – National Presenting Sponsor providing custom drums and marching brass
Fred J. Miller, Inc – Official Uniform Sponsor providing the 2017 BOA Honor Band uniforms
Music Travel Consultants - Official Travel Partner coordinating the BOA Honor Band member experience
Vic Firth Company – Corporate Sponsor providing drumline sticks and ear protection for all band members
Remo, Inc. – Associate Sponsor providing Rose Parade drumheads
Director's Showcase International – Associate Sponsor providing the marching shoes and gloves for the 2017 Honor Band members
Zildjian – Corporate Sponsor providing cymbals and accessories for the drumline.