Mountain Range Band Director marches in Rose Bowl

Friday, January 7, 2022 - 8:15am
David Evans at Rose Bowl Parade

David Evans joined 270 current and former band directors from around the country

Mountain Range High School Band Director David Evans traveled to Pasadena, California to ring in the new year as part of a national group of band directors in a special float during the Tournament of Roses Rose Bowl Parade.

Evans was selected to join current and former band directors from across the country to be part of the first All-American Band Director’s Marching Band. Representing all 50 united states and Puebla, Mexico, the Band Directors Marching Band performed at the 133rd Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade on Saturday, January 1, 2022. Check out their impressive performance on YouTube.

The Band Directors Marching Band is the first known Rose Parade marching band in which all 270 members are band directors. Band members range from recent music education graduates through retired veteran directors, from across the United States and Mexico. Collectively, the band members have mentored hundreds of thousands of students and have taught a total of 4,539 years. Among the group are seventy-six teachers of the year along with winners of other distinguished state and national awards. The band performed an original arrangement by Ohio music composer Lisa Galvin of Meredith Wilson’s “Seventy-Six Trombones”.

The band made their way down the historic parade route with The Michael D. Sewell Memorial Foundation float themed “Saluting America’s Band Directors: We Teach Music. We Teach Life.” The float continued Rose Parade tradition with symbolic and spectacular storytelling in front of hundreds of thousands in person and millions worldwide on New Year’s Day.

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