Former MHS band director heading to Rose Bowl Parade

The Rosemount High School Marching Band has been invited to perform in the 125th annual Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif., on Jan. 1, 2014.rose-bowl-parade-2013-online-live-streaming

Former Milaca High School Band Director Leon Sieve has been director of bands at Rosemount High School since the fall of 2002 after spending eight years in the Milaca School District. The band program at RHS is the largest high school band program in Minnesota with 410 instrumentalists, 208 of whom will be performing in the parade.

The marching band at RHS has been the Minnesota State Marching Band Champion for the past eight years (2006-2013) and performs throughout the Midwest during the fall months.

An estimated U.S. audience of 47 million people and an estimated international audience of more than 300 million in over 220 countries watch this parade on television. The Pasadena Police Department estimates that approximately 700,000-plus spectators view the Rose Parade in person.

In addition to the parade is the annual Tournament of Roses Bandfest: a marching band field show performance held at Pasadena City College involving only the marching bands selected for the Rose Parade.

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