Photographer's Note

Hello TE members,
I am including this photo of a marching band because it filled me with pride and humility for their story is a unique one. The 68th entry in the parade this year, 'Banda El Salvador' first participated in the Rose Parade in 2008. Due to a lack of funds their journey from their homeland was diffcult as they left their country on Christmas and traveled by bus for four days to arrive here in Pasadena to be a part of our parade. "Invited back this year, 'Banda El Salvador' was funded by 20 committees of Salvadorans in the U.S. and Canada who raised enough funds to fly 216 musicians, cheerleaders and folk dancers to Southern California to take part in the Parade and proudly represent their country and entertain the crowds,"(Rose Parade program). They embraced the theme of the parade and incorporated it in the drums.
Please check out my Pasadena Tournament of Roses theme for more photos.

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Additional Photos by Karen Abel (kabel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 0 N: 322] (1930)
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