BOA Honor Band in the 2013 Tournament of Roses Parade
BOA Honor Band in the 2013 Tournament of Roses Parade

BOA Honor Band in the 2013 Tournament of Roses Parade

Watch Live, January 1, 2013, 8:00 a.m. PST.

The Rose Parade is broadcast live in the US beginning at 8:00 a.m. PST, on Tuesday January 1, 2013. Please find a listing of the Tournament of Roses® Parade broadcast partners here.

Coverage from Southern California!

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

 Watch a special message from Bob Buckner, Director of the 2013 BOA Honor Band.

Music for All’s Bands of America Honor Band has been invited to perform in the 124th annual Tournament of Roses Parade, January 1, 2013 in Pasadena, California. The Bands of America Honor Band will feature 300 outstanding high school student musicians and color guard performers, selected from band programs across the country by recorded audition.

“We envision a national ensemble featuring students from all 50 of the United States of America,” says Eric L. Martin, President and CEO of Music for All.

The 2013 BOA Honor Band of America will be directed by Bob Buckner, who recently retired as director of the Western Carolina University “Pride of the Mountains” Marching Band. Mr. Buckner is an award-winning, nationally-recognized band director, drill and visual designer, clinician and adjudicator.

This will mark the third 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 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 27, 2012, to prepare for performances in the Tournament of Roses BandFest field show and Rose Parade®.

Download the full press release and photos of the 2009 BOA Honor Band.

View more information about the Rose Parade®

Thank you to our partners for their support of the 2013 BOA Honor Band:

  • Yamaha Corporation of America – National Presenting Sponsor, custom drums and marching brass 
  • FJM – Official Uniform Sponsor, the 2013 BOA Honor Band proudly wears uniforms by FJM
  • Vic Firth – Associate Sponsor, drumline sticks and ear protection for all band members
  • Remo – Associate Sponsor, Rose Parade drumheads
  • SmartMusic – Associate Sponsor, provided audition and practice tool for Honor Band members
  • DSI – Providing the marching shoes for the 2013 Honor Band members

Watch a video montage of the 2009 BOA Honor Band in the Rose Parade®.

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