Carmel HS Marching Band headed for Rose Bowl Parade
The Carmel High School Marching Greyhounds are headed for California to participate in the 125th Tournament of Roses Parade on January 1st.
One million in-person spectators, along with an estimated 350 million television viewers world-wide, will see the 244 members of the Carmel High School Marching Band during the world-famous 5 mile route of the New Year's Day event.
CHS band is one of approximately 20 outstanding musical groups performing in the 2014 Tournament of Roses Parade.
CHS Band Director Chris Kreke said, "We are thrilled to be representing Carmel High School, the Carmel community, and the State of Indiana at the Tournament of Roses Parade. The students have worked incredibly hard to earn this honor and I'm looking forward to their performances at Bandfest and in the parade. This is truly a dream come true for our kids and staff!"
In addition to the parade, the Marching Greyhounds will perform on Dec. 30 at 11:45 a.m. at Bandfest at Pasadena City College, which features the outstanding bands participating in the parade. Over the course of two days, each band will present their "competition'" or 'field' show and will 'troop' (parade) the stands in exhibition for all in attendance.
The group has started a social media campaign about the band's experience, highlighting their sight-seeing and travels, as well as their Rose Bowl performance - follow @CarmelBands on Twitter.