Bands of America Honor Band in the 2017 Rose Parade
Bands of America Honor Band in the 2017 Rose Parade

Bands of America Honor Band in the 2017 Rose Parade

Watch Live, Monday, January 2, 2017, 8:00 a.m. PST.

The Rose Parade is broadcast live in the US beginning at 8:00 a.m. PST, on Monday, January 2, 2017.*

"Never on Sunday" Tradition

The Tournament of Roses® has had a “Never on Sunday” tradition since 1893, the first year since the beginning of the Tournament, that New Year’s Day fell on a Sunday. The Tournament wanted to avoid frightening horses that would be hitched outside churches and thus interfering with worship services so the events were moved to the next day, January 2. Though horses are no longer outside local churches, the tradition remains to this day.

Where to Watch

The Rose Parade will be broadcast on ABC, Hallmark Channel, HGTV, KTLA, NBC, RFD-TV, Sky Link TV and Univision. Visit the Rose Parade's website for more information on Broadcast partners.

KTLA's Facebook page we will be featuring a live feed of your bands marching by without commentary! You can tune in any time during the parade at

Coverage from Southern California!

Watch all of the videos on the BOA Honor Band Tournament of Roses® Playlist!

Music for All’s Bands of America Honor Band has been invited to perform in the 128th annual Tournament of Roses Parade, January 2, 2017 in Pasadena, California. The Bands of America Honor Band will feature 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 will be directed by Bob Buckner. Mr. Buckner is an 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®.

View more information about the Rose Parade®

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

Watch a video montage of the 2013 BOA Honor Band in the Rose Parade®