Broughton High School band marches in Tournament of Roses parade

Posted January 2, 2012

— For the second time in four years, the Broughton High School band marched in the Tournament of Roses parade.

The band held the coveted final spot in the nearly 6-mile parade held in Pasadena, Calif., on Monday. 

Broughton also marched in the parade in 2008. 

Broughton's band had 15 months to prepare and raise money to cover the nearly $500,000 travel bill to the parade.

To prepare, band members practiced carrying instruments while they marched 6 miles around the school's track. They also worked on perfecting two songs – "Grand Ol' Flag" and "God Bless America." 


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  • cwood3 Jan 4, 2012

    Good job Marching Caps!!

  • IAMAmerican Jan 4, 2012

    Way to Go Broughton!!!!!!

  • Krimson Jan 3, 2012

    Good job! Looked great on TV! Made us proud!

  • dwntwnboy Jan 3, 2012

    Congrats to them, hope they had a great time, was a wonderful parade to watch, the artistry that goes into those floats just amazes me every year.