Jackson band director previews Tournament of Roses parade

Jackson Jaguar Marching band to perform in 2013 parade

Bud McCormick, band director for The Jackson Jaguar Marching Band, recently previewed the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, in anticipation of the band’s 2013 performance.


Band directors from around the country were invited on the trip, which included tours of parade routes and visits to several landmarks band members will see. The directors also attended Bandfest, which includes the field shows of all of the TOR-selected bands.

McCormick, noting only the "best of the best" bands march in the Rose parade, says he is anticipating the challenge. “It would be nice if we can share resources and contacts while we are out there. ...We will have to be at the peak of our performance on the trip. This is a chance for the students to really shine.”

Parents of band members are busy fundraising for the trip. For more information or to donate, visit JaguarBandToRoseParade.com.


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