320 Wyoming students to perform in the 127th Tournament of Roses Parade

The Wyoming All-State Marching Band was formed in 1990 for the Wyoming State Centennial and has had a historic number of performances around the world. ​ The band has performed in the Rose Parade 4 times, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2 times, the U.S. Presidential Inaugural Parade twice, and has also performed twice in Hawaii as well as Scotland and Ireland. This year the have set their sails South to Pasadena, California for the Rose Parade! ​ Each New Year's Day, the world focuses its attention on Pasadena, California, USA, home of the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game. It's a celebration more than a century old – a festival of flowers, music and sports unequaled anywhere else in the world. Only 18 bands were selected out of hundreds of applications nation-wide. Bands are selected by the Tournament of Roses based on a variety of criteria including musicianship, marching ability and entertainment or special interest value. In order to be considered, band representatives submitted detailed applications, which included photos, video footage and letters of recommendation. Wyoming All-State Marching Band will be marching in the 127th Tournament of Roses Parade with 320 students from across Wyoming! ​ Kelly Walsh High School Marching Band will have 10 students marching and NCHS will have three students. Glenrock also has three students. The Kelly Walsh students performing include: - Richelle Dietz – flute - Zoe Leaman - Mellophone - Hailey Martin – Snare Drum - Michaella Dukart – Trombone - Logan McCoy – Trumpet - Madison Coventry – Tenor Sax - April Szymanski – Clarinet - Dilon Notestine – Alto Sax - Kira Haren – Alto Sax - Jessica Smith – flute - Lia Kopp – flute ​ Natrona County Mustangs are also participating and include: - Shad Robinett-Mellophone - Darian Hurst -Baritone - Lexie Chase -Flute Three high schoolers from Glenrock will also join the Natrona County bunch. It's America's New Year Celebration, a greeting to the world on the first day of the year, and a salute to the community spirit and love of pageantry that have thrived in Pasadena for more than 100 years. An event as large as the Tournament of Roses requires about 80,000 hours of combined manpower each year. That manpower is supplied by 935 members of the non-profit Tournament of Roses Association, a volunteer organization dedicated to presenting an internationally-recognized New Year’s celebration. Wyoming Students include: Buffalo - 3 Casper - 15 Cheyenne - 40 Cody - 45 Douglas - 8 Lingle - 2 Gillette - 6 Glenrock - 3 Green River - 45 Hulett - 4 Jackson - 2 Kemmerer - 3 Lander - 8 Mountain View - 1 Lynman - 1 Pindale - 20 Powell - 16 Riverton - 40 Rawlins - 1 Rock Springs - 20 Sheridan-10 Shoshoni - 1 Star Valley - 2 Torrington - 3 Worland - 21 "We are going to be in California for 6 days with performances at a Band Competition, Disney Land, and the Rose Parade with fun days at Universal Studio, Disney Land, and tour of Hollywood," said Kelly Walsh Band Instructor Brett Rose. "Many Wyoming students will visit the beach/ocean for the 1st time ever on this trip!" ​ Rose also reported that the Wyoming All-State Marching Band will be the 17th performance in the parade and you can catch them at approximately 10:15 mst! Awesome Job Guys! ​ Photos: h.t Brett Rose/Pitchengine Communities #oilcity #news