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2016/2017 Tournament of Roses "Bandfest" Performance Schedule

Three shows feature field exhibitions by Rose Parade bands

Non-stop pageantry: After performing on the field at Bandfest, bands exit directly in front of the crowd to deliver a preview of their Rose Parade music and routine. PASADENA, Calif. (Dec. 23, 2016) — Marching bands appearing in the 2017 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade on January 2 will also perform field exhibitions in the annual Tournament of Roses "Bandfest" presented by Remo on December 30-31, 2016.

Each performance of Bandfest features a different slate of bands and lasts approximately two-and-a-half hours. The first performance will be held Friday, December 30 at 1:30 PM. Two additional performances will be held Saturday, December 31 at 9:30 AM and 2:00 PM. Pre-show entertainment by one of the participating drum lines begins 30 minutes before each show time.

This year's lineup includes both university bands representing the Rose Bowl Game teams, Penn State and USC. The Santa Clara Vanguard Drum & Bugle Corps will also appear with 250 current and recent members who have been assembled to kick off the corps' 50th anniversary celebration.

Bandfest is held in Pasadena at Robinson Stadium on the campus of Pasadena City College, 1570 E. Colorado Blvd.

Tickets to the event are $15 each and may be purchased in advance through Sharp Seating Company at 626-795-4171. Children ages five and under are admitted free of charge. Tickets may also be purchased at the venue beginning 30 minutes prior to the performance time, pending availability. Free parking is available onsite in the Lot 4 parking structure.

The complete Bandfest schedule and approximate performance time for each unit is shown below.

2016-2017 Bandfest Performance Schedule
As of December 16, 2016

Friday, December 30, 2016 - 1:30 PM Show
1:00 Pre-show - Santa Clara Vanguard Drum Line
1:30 Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band and Herald Trumpets, Pasadena, California
1:55 Pulaski H.S., Wisconsin
2:15 Ooltewah H.S., Tennessee
2:35 Grove City H.S., Ohio
2:55 Westlake H.S., Austin, Texas
3:15 Los Angeles Unified School District Honor Band, California
3:35 Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps, Santa Clara, California

Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 9:30 AM Show
9:00 Pre-show - Arcadia Drum Line
9:30 Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band and Herald Trumpets, Pasadena, California
2017 Rose Parade Theme: Echoes of Success 9:55 The Salvation Army Tournament of Roses Band
10:15 Bands of America Honor Band, USA
10:35 Foothill H.S., Henderson, Nevada
10:55 MLK, Jr. H.S. Kings of Halftime, Lithonia, Georgia
11:15 Broken Arrow H.S., Oklahoma

Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 2:00 PM Show
1:30 Pre-show - Arcadia Drum Line
2:00 Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band and Herald Trumpets, Pasadena, California
2:25 United States Air Force Band, Washington, D.C.
2:45 Niceville H.S., Florida
3:05 Gifu Shogyo H.S. Green Band, Japan
3:25 Marching Pride of Lawrence Township, Indianapolis, Indiana
3:45 Buhos Marching Band, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico
4:05 University of Southern California Trojan Marching Band, Los Angeles, California
4:25 Pennsylvania State University Marching Blue Band, State College, Pennsylvania
4:45 Arcadia H.S., California

Related: 2017 Rose Parade Lineup, 2015/2016 Tournament of Roses Bandfest Photos and Pasadena Tournament of Roses Information

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses is a volunteer organization that annually hosts the Rose Parade® presented by Honda, Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual and various associated events. The 128th Rose Parade, themed Echoes of Success, will take place Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, at 8 a.m. (PST) featuring majestic floral floats, high-stepping equestrian units and spirited marching bands. Following the Rose Parade, the 103rd Rose Bowl Game will begin with pre-game festivities at 1:00 p.m. (PST) and feature an exciting match-up between Penn State and USC. For additional information on the Tournament of Roses visit the official website at

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