Band Boosting

At the end of yesterday’s blog post, I was looking online for additional video from the Rose Parade. One thing I found was an explanation for something that happened during the KTLA telecast. I could tell Bob Eubanks was stretching to fill time before RFD-TV’s Roy Rogers float arrived but I didn’t know why. Their cameras showed many of the 100 Palominos accompanying the float but didn’t show one of the horses throwing its rider. Somebody spotted it on NBC and posted the video to YouTube.

You can watch KTLA’s complete coverage in eight parts online. You can also watch video of each of the marching bands, taken somewhere else along the route. During the telecast, KTLA showed the Kyoto Tachibana High School Band playing “Sing Sing Sing.” The additional web video shows the band playing “Bad Romance.” Here’s their whole performance at the 32nd Annual Pasadena Tournament of Roses Bandfest.

Here they are during the parade, playing a Disney medley that included “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” “Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo” and the theme from the Main Street Electrical Parade.

Speaking of Disney, I would have loved to have been visiting Disneyland last Thursday night when the Kyoto Tachibana Senior High School Green Band marched down Main Street USA.

I was also impressed with the Crestview High School Big Red Machine, which played the James Bond theme in the Rose Parade. During the Bandfest, they did a medley of several well-known songs from James Bond movies.

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