The Temple City High School marching band will perform alongside the nation’s top bands in the Rose Parade on New Year’s Day, 2014.
Written by BRYCE HANAMOTO, Staff Writer / Published October 11, 2013
The members of the Temple City High School Marching Band and Pageantry Corps, also known as the Pride of Temple City, were thrilled to find out that they will be marching in the Rose Parade: “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 2015 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 on January 1, 2014.
Nathan Wong, a sophomore, says ,“It’s definitely a once in a lifetime opportunity for some bands, and now I will be able to experience it for myself.”
The band and auxiliaries will have to put in many hours of practice before the march down Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena. Junior Man-Kit Tsay says that the
band members will need to be drilled on their music and trained to be physically fit.
Drum Major and Senior Demi Gonzalez says, “This year the Band has to put in even more time, extra effort and many additional hours of marching and playing to build up endurance for the six mile parade route. But these additional practices are essential for performing in the Rose Parade with success.”