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California Dreamin'

Rose Parade 2018

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Resplendent in new uniforms, the 400-member UMass Minuteman Marching Band played superbly and marched impeccably in the famous Rose Parade in Pasadena, California. The band spent three days in Southern California, seeing the sights and performing at Disneyland, before reporting to the staging area at 4:40 a.m. on New Year's Day for their star turn in the 5.5-mile parade.

After an overnight flight to California, the band heads for rehearsal.

Band members go through their paces in the parking lot of Angel Stadium.

The band performs at Bandfest at Pasadena City College.

The Power and Class of New England gathers before dawn for the Rose Parade.

The band raised money from loyal band alumni and others to purchase new uniforms.

Students reach the end of their 5.5. mile long performance in the Rose Parade.


See more of the UMass Minuteman Marching Band in California.