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Rose Parade Surprise Announcement at Halftime

Exciting news with video from the big announcement that just happened. (Great reaction, 2nd time is a charm)

The 2021 President of the Tournament of Roses Bob Miller just announced at halftime of our football game and right after our band performed its halftime show, that the Arcadia High School  Marching Band has been selected to march in the 2021 Rose Parade! Dressed in their Halloween costumes and still on the field, the Apache Band members and color guard (more than 300 students in total) were thrilled. This will be Arcadia High’s 17th appearance in the Rose Parade in addition to marching in two Presidential Inaugurations. Arcadia High School has one of the largest and most decorated high school marching bands in the country, and also has a student on this year’s Royal Court.

Broll from Arcadia High Marching Band in 2017 Rose Parade

Video Note from tonight’s reaction: We did the announcement twice as the first time the kids were on the field and was hard to hear, so Bob did the announcement a second time so they all could hear and have a proper reaction.

Additional Arcadia High School Marching Band Fast Facts:

Performed at the Presidential Inauguration in 2005 for George W. Bush and at the Presidential Inauguration in 1957 for Dwight Eisenhower

Performed at halftime of the very first Super Bowl in L.A. in 1967

The only high school marching band to be selected to appear in an NFL Super Bowl commercial a few years ago

Marched in 16 Rose Parades

Performed at World Series in the early 1980’s

One of the most decorated High School Bands in the United States

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