http://tournamentofroses.com/corp/bandapp.htmaltogirl06 wrote:NO, HOW DOES YOUR BAND GET INTO THE PARADE?
That explains how a band gets into the parade.
I am not attacking you, but who are you to say what is right? You mention that you guys deserve to march in the rose parade every year, but what about the other bands who consistently perform and push their limits in field show and parade every year. You also mention that you guys give up each Saturday through rain, but other bands have this discipline as well. In my opinion it is unfair that you get to say that the LA Unified School District deserves to march in it every year. What about school districts from Louisiana, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama and so forth? Don't they deserve to march as well? Maybe they should mix it up every year and offer the privilege to a different school district every time. I'd honestly love to see the Poway District in the rose parade (Mt. Carmel, Poway, Rancho Bernardo, Westview). For being such a prestigious parade, the priviliege shouldn't just be limited to one district every year.mellofluter4life wrote:I am not bragging I am just standing up for what is right.
As a former band director, all I can say is that excuse, as it is worded, is such a crock!! Don't get me wrong, I really enjoy the LA All-City Band every year at the Rose Parade. I get to hear them live. from atop the press tower right at the turn in the TV area. I am happy to see them in the parade every year. I just hate the idea that woodwind players would "hold back" the brass section just by their presence. A director should know better than feed his kids an excuse like that.mellofluter4life wrote:The reason Mr. White (our director) does not include woodwinds is for "maximum sound projection". He says if we allow woodwinds the brass would not be able to use their full potential.
Have you not heard of the Tournament of Roses parade? You poor, poor child. I feel sorry for you. THIS IS THE BIGGEST PARADE EVER!!! It's a great honor to march in this parade.Bandtastic musician wrote:What are you guys talking about? What is a rose parade? Our band marches in up state Maine parade every year, and that is what I consider the biggest parade in the Universe! Who cares about some parade made out of roses or whatever, you all got nothing on me and my up state east side Maine parade.