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2022/2023 Tournament of Roses "Bandfest" Performance Schedule

Three shows feature field exhibitions by Rose Parade bands

Bandfest showcases a variety of musical and marching styles. The Gibson County (TN) Mass Band performed in 2021/2022. PASADENA, Calif. (Dec. 8, 2022) — Marching bands appearing in the 2023 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade on January 2 (a day later than usual due to the Never on Sunday tradition) will also perform field exhibitions in the annual Tournament of Roses "Bandfest" presented by Remo on December 30-31, 2022.

Each performance of Bandfest features a different slate of marching bands and lasts approximately two and a half hours. The first performance will be held Friday, December 30 at 2:00 PM. Two additional performances will be held Saturday, December 31 at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Pre-show entertainment 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 $20 each and are sold online through Sharp Seating Company at 626-795-4171. Children ages five and under are admitted free of charge. All tickets are sold online. There are no cash or credit sales onsite. Advance tickets are recommended as these events frequently sell out. Free parking is available onsite in the Lot 4 parking structure on Del Mar Avenue.

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

2022-2023 Bandfest Performance Schedule

Bandfest I - Friday, December 30, 2022 - 2:00 PM
1:30 Preshow
2:00 Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band and Herald Trumpets, Pasadena, California
2:20 Wisconsin Northwoods Marching Band, Minocqua, Wisconsin
2:40 Catalina Foothills Falcon Band, Tucson, Arizona
3:00 All Gifu Honor Green Band, Gifu, Japan
3:20 Brookwood Bronco Marching Band, Snellville, Georgia
3:40 Buhos Marching Band, Veracruz, Mexico
4:00 Taipei First Girls High School Marching Band, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
4:20 University of Utah Marching Utes, Salt Lake City, Utah
4:40 Spartan "Legion" Marching Band, Norfolk, Virginia

Bandfest II - Saturday, December 31, 2022 - 10:00 AM
9:30 Preshow
10:00 Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band and Herald Trumpets, Pasadena, California
The 2023 Rose Parade theme is Turning The Corner. 10:25 The Salvation Army Tournament of Roses Band
10:50 The Pella Marching Dutch, Pella, Iowa
11:15 Banda de Música La Primavera, Santiago, Veraguas, Panama
11:40 Rockford High School Marching Band, Rockford, Michigan
12:05 Los Angeles Unified School District All District Honor Band, Los Angeles, California

Bandfest III - Saturday, December 31, 2022 - 2:00 PM
1:30 Preshow
2:00 Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band and Herald Trumpets, Pasadena, California
2:25 Triuggio Marching Band, Triuggio, Monza and Brianza, Italy
2:45 Vista Ridge High School Ranger Marching Band, Cedar Park, Texas
3:05 Rosemount High School Marching Band, Rosemount, Minnesota
3:25 Fresno State Bulldog Marching Band, Fresno, California
3:45 Penn State Blue Band, University Park, Pennsylvania

2019/2020 Tournament of Roses Bandfest Photos

The Rose Parade's "Never on Sunday" tradition

Pasadena Tournament of Roses Information

The Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band performs in all three Bandfest sessions. Photo by The Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band performs in all three Bandfest sessions.

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses is a volunteer organization that annually hosts the Rose Parade® presented by Honda and the Rose Bowl Game® and a variety of accompanying events. The 134th Rose Parade, themed Turning the Corner, will take place Monday, Jan. 2, 2023, at 8 a.m. (PST) featuring majestic floral floats, high-stepping equestrian units and spirited marching bands. Following the Rose Parade, the 109th 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 Utah. For additional information on the Tournament of Roses visit the official website at

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