UMass Minuteman Marching Band Performing in the Rose Parade in Pasadena CA
January 1, 2018
The UMass Minuteman Marching Band is marching in the 129th Rose Parade in Pasadena, California. The internationally televised parade steps off at 11 a.m. EST (8 a.m. PST) on Jan. 1.
The 400-member strong UMass Band joins 20 other marching bands selected from around the country to participate in the parade, as well as marching bands from the University of Oklahoma and the University of Georgia, the two teams playing in the Rose Bowl.
“Since UMass Amherst is the Commonwealth's campus, we consider ourselves to be the Commonwealth’s band,” said UMMB Director Timothy Todd Anderson. “We can’t wait to represent not only our university, but all of Massachusetts for millions of people. It’s our way to tell the world what UMass is all about.”
Among the musical selections the band will perform in the parade are Firework by pop singer Katy Perry, along with the UMass fight song and God Bless America.
Where to watch
The parade is broadcast live on NBC and ABC, and on cable on the Hallmark Channel, HGTV, Univision and RFD TV.
Amazon Prime members can view the parade for free on their Prime account. KTLA, a Southern California television station, will carry the parade live on its website at www.ktla.com/roseparade and on its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ktla5. The Facebook Live feed from KTLA will run without commentary, so it’s a good way to hear nothing but the band.