Temple City High School to march in Rose Parade again

Temple City High School’s marching band and auxiliary corps will be performing at the next Rose Parade

Written by BRYCE HANAMOTO, Staff Writer / Published September 27, 2013 

The Temple City High School Marching Band will perform along side the nation’s top bands in the Rose Parade on New Year’s Day 2014.

The members of the Temple City High School Marching Band and Pageantry Corps were thrilled to find out that they will be marching in the Rose Parade, known as “America’s New Year Celebration.”

Along with floats, and crowds of people, it includes top marching bands from all over the world. Many of the nation’s top high school marching bands, along with college and organizational marching bands will participate.

The last time the Temple City marching band and auxiliaries had been seen in the Rose Parade was in 2004, so current members were ecstatic.

“When I first found out the band will be in the 2014 Rose Parade I was extremely happy,” Junior Jerry Lee says. “I’ve always wanted to do the Rose Parade especially with my very own high school marching band. It was a little unbelievable.”

The band and auxiliaries will have to put in many hours of practice before the march down Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena.

Other members have stressed that the band members will need to be drilled on their music and trained to be physically fit.

“To get ready for the Rose Parade, the band will have to put in many additional hours of marching and playing to build up endurance for the six mile parade route,” Drum Major and Senior Demi Gonzalez says. “This year the Band has really put in the extra effort to make things better, but some additional practices are essential for performing in the Rose Parade with success.”


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