Three WHS students are marching in the 130th Tournament of Roses Parade with the Cavalcade Honor Band today in California. Abby DiDimenico, Ryan Cleary & Bethany DeLaurentis will march in the 5 ½ mile parade for more than one million spectators.
The WHS Marching Unit competes in the Cavalcade of Bands competition circuit who provided students the opportunity to audition for the region-wide Honor Band. With over 120 members from school districts in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, the band started rehearsals last spring and continued throughout the summer and fall to prepare for their performances in California.
The Tournament of Roses parade includes many floats, equestrian groups, and marching bands. The Cavalcade Honor band is one of the nineteen marching bands from around the country and is currently scheduled to be the 82nd unit out of a total of 91 units participating in the parade.
While they were in California, the Honor Band members also performed at the Tournament Band Fest, marched down Main Street in Disneyland, and toured the Los Angeles area, including a tour of the float barn and Griffith Observatory.