BROKEN ARROW, Okla. - Hundreds of thousands of people watched The Pride of Broken Arrow marching band perform in the 124th annual Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif.
Tens of millions watched on television across the country and around the world.
As the 2011 Bands of America Grand National Champion, The Pride of Broken Arrow was invited to perform in the 2013 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif.
2013 is the second time The Pride of Broken Arrow has performed in the Tournament of Roses Parade. Broken Arrow also performed in the Tournament of Roses Parade in 2009.
The marching band is a volunteer organization that is open for audition to anyone in the 9th through the 12th grades.
The “Pride” meets after school for rehearsal and performs at home and away football games as well as various State, regional and national marching band contests.
The “Pride” was named the recipient of the John Phillip Sousa foundations’ Sudler Shield in 1999. The band has also been a finalist and Grand Champion at several Bands of America regional Championships.