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Tournament of Roses Parade

Since I was planning to go to the Rose Bowl, I decided to take in the Tournament of Roses Parade. Watching the parade was a family tradition as a child. In fact, I loved parades when I was little, especially Baylor's Homecoming Parade.

It was nice, but for an old guy like me, it was rather anticlimactic. The floats were nice, but not as impressive as I remembered them from my childhood. I had thought everything on the float was made of roses, but that was not really the case. What was more impressive were the bands. It was great to see high school bands from all over the country participating, including one form Carrollton Hebron High School. I was also impressed by the racial diversity of most of the bands, with white, black hispanic and Asian students seemingly represented in almost all of the high school bands. Despite their geographical diversity, they almost all played Don't Stop Believing, while the military bands all seemed to play "She's a Grand Old Flag" and the Washington Post March. The best band, however, was the Band Directors of America Marching Band.

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Sila Grogan
Sila Grogan
06 de jan. de 2022

Like you, I always thought the floats were entirely made of roses 🥲….but, glad the bands didn’t disappoint.

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