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2017/2018 Tournament of Roses "Bandfest" Performance Schedule

Three shows feature field exhibitions by Rose Parade bands

International bands are a vibrant addition to Bandfest, with groups from Australia, Japan, Canada and Panama among this year's lineup. Pictured: Mexico's Buhos Marching Band performed last year. PASADENA, Calif. (Dec. 28, 2017) — Marching bands appearing in the 2018 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade on January 1 will also perform field exhibitions in the annual Tournament of Roses "Bandfest" presented by Remo on December 29-30, 2017. This year's lineup includes bands from Australia, Panama, Canada, Japan and across the USA.

Each performance of Bandfest features a different slate of marching bands and lasts approximately two hours. The first performance will be held Friday, December 29 at 1:30 PM. Two additional performances will be held Saturday, December 30 at 9:30 AM and 2:00 PM. Pre-show entertainment featuring the Arcadia High School drumline begins 30 minutes before each show time.

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. Note that Bandfest III on Saturday afternoon is already sold out. Free parking is available onsite in the Lot 4 parking structure.

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

2017-2018 Bandfest Performance Schedule

Bandfest I - Friday, December 29, 2017 - 1:30 PM
1:00 Preshow
1:30 Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band and Herald Trumpets, Pasadena, California
1:55 Santiago High School B.O.S.S. (Bands of Santiago Sharks), Corona, California
2:15 Air Academy High School Kadets Marching Band, USAF Academy, Colorado
2:35 Australia's Marching Koalas, Dangar, New South Wales, Australia
2:55 Pennsbury High School Long Orange Line Marching Band, Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania
3:15 Homestead High School Mighty Mustang Marching Band, Cupertino, California
3:35 University of Massachusetts Minuteman Marching Band, Amherst, Massachusetts

Bandfest II - Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 9:30 AM
9:00 Preshow
9:30 Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band and Herald Trumpets, Pasadena, California
2018 Rose Parade Theme: Making A Difference 9:55 Salvation Army Tournament of Roses Band
10:15 Westlake High School Marching Thunder, Saratoga Springs, Utah
10:35 Lindbergh High School Spirit of St. Louis Marching Band, Missouri
10:55 Ronald Reagan High School Marching Band, San Antonio, Texas
11:15 Albertville High School Aggie Band, Albertville, Alabama
11:35 Banda De Música Herberto López - Colegio José Daniel Crespo, Chitré, Herrera, Republic of Panamá

Bandfest III - Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 2:00 PM - SOLD OUT
1:30 Preshow
2:00 Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band and Herald Trumpets, Pasadena, California
2:25 Los Angeles Unified School District Honor Band, California
2:45 Burlington Teen Tour Band, Burlington, Ontario, Canada
3:05 Londonderry High School Marching Band & Color Guard, New Hampshire
3:25 Louisburg High School Marching Wildcat Band, Kansas
3:45 Kyoto Tachibana High School Green Band, Kyoto, Japan
4:05 The Pride of Oklahoma Marching Band, Norman, Oklahoma

Related: 2018 Rose Parade Lineup, 2016/2017 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 129th Rose Parade, themed Making A Difference, will take place Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, at 8 a.m. (PST) featuring majestic floral floats, high-stepping equestrian units and spirited marching bands. Following the Rose Parade, the 104th Rose Bowl Game will begin with pre-game festivities at 1:00 p.m. (PST) and feature an exciting match-up between Georgia and Oklahoma. For additional information on the Tournament of Roses visit the official website at

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