HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - West Harrison High School’s marching band has another chance to represent South Mississippi on a national state in 2020.
The band was selected to perform in the Tournament of Roses Parade on Jan. 1, 2020 before the Rose Bowl game.
Bands are selected based on a variety of criteria including marching ability and entertainment value. In addition to performing in the parade, bands will also perform in one of three Bandfest events scheduled for December 29 and 30, 2019 at Pasadena City College.
This is not the first time West Harrison High School marching band has represented South Mississippi in a major parade. The marching band performed in the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade in 2017. It was the first school in the Harrison County School District to participate in the Macy’s Parade.
The bands selected are listed below, alphabetically.
- Aguiluchos Marching Band- Puebla, Mexico
- Alhambra Unified School District Marching Band- Alhambra, California
- Baldwinsville Marching Bees- Baldwinsville, New York
- Banda El Salvador: Grande Como Su Gente- El Salvador
- Banda Municipal de Zarcero- Alajuela, Costa Rica
- Centenaria Banda Colegial - University of Puerto Rico- Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
- Dobyns-Bennett High School- Kingsport, Tennessee
- Greendale High School Marching Band- Greendale, Wisconsin
- Helsingør Pigegarde- Hornbaek, Denmark
- Japan Honor Green Band- Kyoto, Japan
- Kamehameha Performing Arts Ensemble- Honolulu, Hawaii
- Los Angeles Unified School District All District Honor Band- Los Angeles, California
- The PRIDE of Owasso- Owasso, Oklahoma
- The Pride of Pearland Marching Band- Pearland, Texas
- Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band- Pasadena, California
- Rancho Verde Crimson Regiment- Moreno Valley, California
- Southern University "Human Jukebox’ Marching Band- Baton Rouge, Louisiana
- Tournament of Roses Salvation Army Band- Pasadena, California
- United States Marine Corps West Coast Composite Band- San Diego, California
- West Harrison Hurricane Band, The Pride of South Mississippi- Gulfport, Mississippi